A Strawberry in Our Pocket

Every place has its pockets. You barely glimpse them when driving on winding roads. They are squeezed in between main streets, and, when discovered, their thin paths open up to grand escapes. One of Bainbridge Island’s pockets, Strawberry Hill Park, swells in encouragement to lean into the nature surrounding and community gathering. Enter this park on the north end of High School Road between Sands and Fletcher Bay Road.

Local teams often play on the baseball/softball and football fields. The snack shack nearby is stocked with all the goodies you need to cheer on your team.

Kids and their imaginations can run freely around encompassing woods, a shaded tennis court, and a newly renovated playground with swings, slides, and a climbing net.

The skate park is the first Grindline park and considered one of the best in the state. It invites skaters off all ages and skill sets to bring their helmet, learn, and progress. Bowls range from three to twelve feet tall with many different line options. There is no metal here, as the whole park has cement pool coping.

A beautiful dog park nestled in the corner is open to all breeds. There are separate spaces for both small and large dogs.