Site plan meeting for Sakai Park rescheduled

Site plan meeting for Sakai Park rescheduled

An upcoming meeting of the Bainbridge Island Metropolitan Park & Recreation District to discuss site plan options for Sakai Park, originally planned for Thursday, Aug. 17, has been moved to Thursday, Sept. 21.

Many island residents started talking about what they would like to see built on the property shortly after it was acquired by the park district in 2015 for $5.9 million.

Eight study groups and a survey provided the park district with a list of 10 things that islanders most wanted to see at the new park. Playgrounds, a community recreation center and a 50-meter pool were just a few of the larger items from the list.

Only 2.1 acres at Sakai capable of sustaining impermeable development due to nearby wetlands, and officials must now decide what can be built on the site. The results of the pool study, officials said, would have an impact on what uses are decided for Sakai Park.

The meeting is set for 6 p.m. Aug. 17 at the Bainbridge Island Aquatic Center. The meeting will include a presentation by the Aquatic Design Group about the condition of the Ray Williamson Memorial Pool as well as possible options for the pool’s future.

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