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Bainbridge park district to hold hearing on changes to plan for Blakely Harbor Park

A conceptual landscape plan for Blakely Harbor Park can be viewed on the park district website at http://www.biparks.org/. - Image courtesy of the Bainbridge Island Metropolitan Park & Recreation District
A conceptual landscape plan for Blakely Harbor Park can be viewed on the park district website at http://www.biparks.org/.
— image credit: Image courtesy of the Bainbridge Island Metropolitan Park & Recreation District

Bainbridge parks officials are considering changes to the improvement plan for Blakely Harbor Park, including adding amenities for picnickers,  adding restrooms, and installing bridges to span the jetties and Mac's Creek.

The Bainbridge Island Metro Park & Recreation District will hold a public hearing to discuss potential changes to the Blakely Harbor Park plan, adopted in 2001, at a meeting later this week.

The meeting is 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12 at Strawberry Hill Center.

The board for the park district is not expected to approve the plan this week, but is looking for public input on suggested changes to the plan.

According to the park district, changes to the revised plan include:

Barrier-free trail access;

A bridge spanning the jetties;

A new bridge that would cross Mac's Creek;

New restroom facilities;

Work to enhance overlook areas and picnic amenities; and

Options for the Generator Building.

Park staff will also give an update on vegetation enhancements that are already underway at Blakely Harbor Park.

A conceptual landscape plan for Blakely Harbor Park can be viewed on the park district website at http://www.biparks.org/.

Residents who wish to comment on the plan can also email comments to park planner Perry Barrett at perry@biparks.org by Tuesday, Sept. 17.

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