Battle Point, Bainbridge Island
If you have young kids, you’ll really get to know Battle Point Park and its surrounding neighborhoods. At 90+ acres, Battle Point Park is the largest open space on Bainbridge Island. There are multiple playgrounds, soccer & baseball fields, horse trails, disc golf and so much more. Battle Point Park is probably the second reason why we moved to Bainbridge Island (First: the schools).
Battle Point Park
Sandwiched between Venice/Arrow Point to the north and Tolo to the south, centrally located Battle Point Park is an island hub. Show up any day and you’ll see a youth sports teams practicing and still find a quiet place in the park. Our family has made 250+ trips to Battle Point for practices, games, events and birthdays. Buying a home near Battle Point Park would be a boon for families with young kids! For adults, there’s a 1.5 mile running/walking loop trail, sport leagues, summer concerts and benches to sit on while your kids play. Plus, Battle Point Park is home to Battle Point Astronomical Association and their telescope / observatory.
Bainbridge Garden / New Rose Cafe
Rich in history and beauty, Bainbridge Gardens is a must stop for visitors to Bainbridge Island. Bainbridge Gardens was originally founded in 1910 by the Harui family. During WWII, the Haruis and all families of Japanese descent were interred and the gardens fell into ruin. What you’ll currently see at Bainbridge Gardens is what was rebuilt since 1989. Stop in today and the helpful staff will answer your tough questions on when, how and what to plant. Be sure to leave a night in October open for Bainbridge Garden’s annual Pumpkin Walk too.
If you’re planning a trip to Bainbridge Gardens soon, do it when you’re hungry and stop by the New Rose Cafe. It’s a gem within a gem! One tip: order your food first and then walk around Bainbridge Gardens. New Rose Cafe makes everything to order and good food takes a little longer.
For more info about the Bainbridge Island’s history and the Battle Point area, be sure to read Picture Bainbridge: A Pictorial History of Bainbridge Island. The stories are very ‘first-person’ by neighborhood and it’s one of our favorite books about Bainbridge Island.
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“After the war, the brothers returned to the island to find their beloved [Bainbridge Gardens] greenhouses collapsed and nursery destroyed. In 1989, Junkoh Harui was able to begin restoring the property to what his father and uncle had dreamed of developing.”
Bainbridge Island Neighborhoods and Home Map Search
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