Waterfront Park & City Dock
Waterfront Park is one of the most popular civic and social gathering places for island residents and visitors. It welcomes annual festivals, summer performances, special events, picnics, music performances, and more. It provides sunny lawn areas for play and relaxation and easy access to the water’s edge for boating and tranquil views of Eagle Harbor.
The 5.5-acre park also supports a children’s play area. Waterfront Park is bordered by the downtown area featuring a wide range of restaurants, businesses and retail stores within walking distance.
The physical address of the park is 301 Shannon Drive SE, Bainbridge Island, WA (on Eagle Harbor off Brien Drive across from the Senior Community Center). The grounds are open for day use only, but boaters may stay overnight.
City Dock: What boaters need to know:
The 900-foot city dock is directly south of Waterfront Park. The dock is open year-round and moorage is on a first-come-first-serve basis. The city dock offers guest moorage for vessels up to 70 feet. If you have any issues, call the Police Department at 206-842-5211 M-F between 9am and 4pm or 911 after hours.
- Moorage is first-come-first-served.
- Maximum stay is 48 hours in a 7 day period.
- Rafting is required.
- Showers and sewage pump-out station are open to guests.
- Receipt must be visible on boat and vehicle.
Boater fees are due upon arrival at the pay station behind the kiosk. Annual passes and cash transactions can be purchased at City Hall, 280 Madison Avenue N, 8 a.m. to 4.pm. Monday- Friday. For fees, refer to the City of Bainbridge Island Fee Schedule (PDF). Additional information is provided below:
Notes About Docking
- If staying for under 3 hours, print and post on vessel.
- If staying more than 3 but less than 24, the fee is per foot per day.
- Maximum Stay is 48 hours in 7-day period. Print and post on vessel.
- Power is $5.51/day, must make separate payment/ post receipt. “POWER”
Launch Ramp and Boat Trailer Parking
- Launch only (Free)
- Boat Trailer Parking: “BOAT TRAILER/PARKING” Vehicle and trailer must stay attached.
- Boat Trailer Annual Parking payable at City Hall. 206.780.8591
- Beach launch and dinghy day-use tied to yellow dinghy section (Free)
- Car Parking while boating: “CAR-TOP/CREW PARKING”
- The southwest end of the dock is yellow and 30’ is RESERVED for pump out 24/7. East end moorage allowed pump-out remote station.
- Boat registration with Police Department, email firstname.lastname@example.org) with the vessel name and owner information. The vessel must not be left unattended. Maximum 30 consecutive days. Anchor east of the Dave Ullin Open Water Marina and do not impede vessel traffic in the ferry repair yard.
- Cash transactions can be paid to City Hall at 280 Madison Avenue, M-F from 8am to 4pm. For assistance outside regular business hours, call 911.
Special Event Dock Reservations
For non-refundable special event dock reservations, please submit a Dock Use Permit application (PDF) to the Police Department.
Information for Boaters
- Vessel Traffic and Anchoring Map
- There are no guest buoys.
- Eagle Harbor is a 5-knot, no-wake zone beginning at the U.S. Coast Guard Green Number 5 Can. Float planes are asked to land and take off outside the Number 5.
- Moorage is first come, first served and vessels should prepare to raft . There are 900 linear feet of moorage at the dock and 80 feet of load and unload access (yellow whalers).
- Motoring is not allowed in the Aquatic Conservancy at the far west end of the inner harbor.
- Public anchoring is permitted west of the Washington State Ferries (WSF) repair facility, 200 feet south of marinas and east of the private tidelands at the entrance to the inner harbor, and not to hazard other vessels. Please register at no charge at the pay station behind the kiosk.
- There is a federal Regulated Navigation Area (PDF) (No Anchor) in Eagle Harbor.
- The pump-out dock is on the southwest section identified by yellow whalers and is for pumping out only. Moorage is allowed on the east end pump out station.
- We prohibit discharge of any kind. Free showers are included in your moorage and the shower code can be found at the bottom of your receipt. Contact the Harbormaster or volunteer dock host for questions concerning access to the showers.
- There is 30-amp and 50-amp power. These pedestals will measure your stray current and service will cease at the upland power source if 30 milliamps of stray current are measured (2018 regulations). Please check your power before completing the "POWER" receipt.
How to Purchase a Boat-Trailer Annual Placard
If you use the boat-trailer parking often at the daily rate, you may want to consider an annual parking placard to save money. The placard can be used daily for parking your boat-trailer combo while your boat is in the water. These placards are valid for one calendar year. Boat-trailer stalls are reserved daily near the ramp as well as weekends and holidays at the indicated areas of Bjune Drive. A placard will eliminate the need to complete a fee payment each time you park. Have your vehicle license information handy for up to two vehicles, and observe one of the following options:
- Option 1 - Pay by credit card. Call 206-780-8591 (M-F from 8am - 4pm).
- Option 2 - Pay in person by visiting the cashier at City Hall at 280 Madison Avenue North (M-F from 8am - 4pm)
- Option 3 - Mail a check to City Hall at 280 Madison Avenue North, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110. Your placard will be mailed to you.
We have openings for dock and kiosk hosts. The City of Bainbridge Island needs your help in greeting boaters and visitors to the Eagle Harbor Waterfront Park. If you enjoy an active boating community, the outdoors, and meeting new people, this volunteer opportunity is for you. Send a note of interest to email@example.com.