Waterfront Park & City Dock 

Aerial of Eagle Harbor Waterfront Park City Dock 2020

Waterfront Park

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.

Waterfront Park Location

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.

What boaters need to know:

  • The moorage is available on a first-come-first-served basis.
  • Rafting is required.
  • The showers are open to guests.
  • The sewage pumpout station is available. 

The launch ramp is free and boat trailer parking has a daily or annual fee.

We look forward to your visit!

Harbormaster Tami Allen, 206-786-7627 or 911

Amenities

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.

City Dock 

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.  Please contact Harbormaster Tami Allen at 206-780-3733 (or the phone number at the bottom of your receipt) with any questions. 

Special Event Dock Reservations

For special event dock reservations, please submit a Dock Use Permit application (PDF). to the Harbormaster.

Fees

Boater fees are due upon arrival at the pay station behind the kiosk. Group launch, annual passes and cash transactions can be purchased at City Hall, 280 Madison Avenue N, 8 a.m. to 4.pm. Monday- Friday. Fees are as follows:

  • City of Bainbridge Island (Increase 10.1% 1/1/23)

    Pay upon arrival at pay station located behind Kiosk.

    Docking Fees

    • Boat Dock Mooring Fee for First 3 hours $0.11 per foot.
    • Boat Dock Mooring $0.55 per foot per day. Maximum Stay is 48 hours in 7-day period.
    • Boat Dock Utility Fees (water/electrical) $5.51/day. Separate Receipt. “MOORAGE/POWER”
  • Boat Ramp

    • Boat Ramp (Free)
    • Boat Trailer Parking $8.81 per day. “BOAT TRAILER/PARKING
    • Boat Trailer Annual Parking $88.08 Payable at City Hall. 206.780.8591
  • Hand Launch

    • Beach launch and dinghy day-use (Free)
    • Car Parking while boating $5.51 per day. HAND LAUNCH/PARKING
  • Pump-Out

    • The westernmost south side of dock is yellow and 30’ is RESERVED for pump out 24/7. Three additional slips have access to pump-out as well as moorage.
  • Buoys (Dave Ullin Open Water Marina)

  • Boat Anchor

    • Boat registration with Harbormaster (text boat name, owner information to Harbormaster 206.786.7627. (Vessel must not be left unattended. Maximum 30 days). Cash transactions can be paid to City Hall at 280 Madison Avenue, Mon-Fri 8AM-4PM. Receipt must be visible for Harbormaster or Parking Officer.


      For any immediate assistance outside of Harbormaster’s working hours, please use CENCOM by dialing 911 as a “Non-emergency” call to contact Harbormaster, Public Works or after hours staff.  Send a courtesy message to Harbormaster for response as available 206.786.7267.

Information for Boaters 

  • Vessel Traffic and Anchoring Map
  • There are no guest buoys on Bainbridge Island.
  • 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 the pay station behind the kiosk.
  • Vessels should prepare to raft at the City dock. Dinghy tie-up is free and only on the northwest section of the dock.
  • There is a federal Regulated Navigation Area (PDF) (No Anchor) in Eagle Harbor.
  • The pumpout dock is on the southwest section identified by yellow whalers and is for pumping out only.
  • Transient (48 hours) anchoring is allowed in the Open Water Anchoring and Mooring Area.
  • 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 "utility fee" 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. Observe the following options.

  • Option 1: Pay with a credit card by calling 206-780-8591 or visiting the cashier at City Hall, 280 Madison Avenue N, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday. We will issue you a placard over the counter. Be sure to have your vehicle license information for up to two vehicles.
  • Option 2: Mail a check or pay in person at CoBI City Hall, 280 Madison Avenue N, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110. Include your vehicle license information for up to two vehicles. We will mail your placard or provide you a copy in persCity Dock Kioskon.






Volunteer Opportunities

We have openings for dock and kiosk hosts. The Harbormaster 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. Contact Harbormaster Tami Allen at 206-780-3733 or email.