A photo tour of the Williams property

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The Bainbridge park district received a $1 million state grant this week to help offset the purchase of the nine-acre Williams property on Manzanita Bay. Read more about the grant and the property here.

To see a photo tour of the Williams property, click here.

Never been to the Williams property? You’re not alone. Purchased for use as a park by the city in 2007 for $1.5 million, the property has largely sat unused. It’s not marked with signs and doesn’t appear on park maps. But you’re still welcome to visit.

There’s plenty to see: a nice view of Manzanita Bay and the Agate Pass Bridge, a quiet pebble beach, a good sized lawn and even a pickleball court. There’s a house on the property too, but that’s currently being used by the park district caretaker. Future plans include possibly turning the caretaker’s house into a gathering and classroom space and opening a small boat shed for public use. A non-motorized boat launch will also be worked in. The pickleball court will likely become part of a small parking area.

To find the Williams property, take Koura Road west and continue on to where it merges with Williams Lane. Follow the gravel lane to its end. The public portion of the Williams property is on the right (north) side of the lane.