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Park district floats new concept for Blakely Harbor

September 12th, 2013 by Tad Sooter

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The park district will present a proposed new vision for Blakely Harbor Park this week.

The public is invited to view and comment on a proposed new concept plan for the park at 6 p.m. Thursday at the district’s Strawberry Hill Park headquarters. More details on the meeting can be found here. An overview is posted below.

Comments can also be sent to Perry Barrett – perry@biparks.org – by Sept. 17.

The new concept updates a concept plan approved in 2001. The new proposal includes:

  • A revamped trail system with improved ADA accessibility.
  • A bridge spanning the jetties at the head of the bay, allowing an easier crossing.
  • A bridge spanning Mac’s Creek.
  • A new composting toilet near the entrance.
  • Better picnic and overlook amenities.
  • New uses considered for the generator building, including viewing interpretation.
  • Removal of invasive species and restoration of wetlands (some already underway).

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Once public comment is taken into account, a revised concept  will be brought to the park board for a vote. Then the district will seek city approval for the plans.

Improvements would be made in phases, but district Executive Director Terry Lande said it is important to put all ideas on the table for the city to review.

“We want to show them everything we’ve thought of,” Lande said at an August meeting.

The park district has secured roughly $145,000 from donors to help with the first phase of the concept plan, which includes invasive species removal.

Blakely Harbor Park encompasses 40 acres at the head of the bay. In the 1800s it was the site of one of the world’s largest sawmills.

Blakely Concept Sept 2013 by tsooter

Photo: Students at Blakely Harbor in 2010. (Larry Steagall/Kitsap Sun)

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