Park Closure: June 7 – 18, 2021
Harper Park will be closed June 7- 18 for construction and installation of a new trail bridge. Please respect park barriers and signs. https://www.kitsapgov.com/parks
June 14th, 2021 2:30pm-4pm | Online Zoom Webinar | Harper Estuary & Park Monitoring Presentation | Register HERE
Dr. Jenise Bauman of Western Washington University and Jeff Adams of Washington Sea Grant will present their research findings of Harper estuary. This important research has been conducted over the last two years and will help us understand what it means for future restoration opportunities and the health of Harper Estuary & Park.
Dr. Bauman’s presentation will focus on her work investigating both native and invasive plant species in the estuary and the importance of the ecology that surrounds them. She will discuss sediment, soils, and the gradual accumulation of toxic micro-nutrients (heavy metals) that build up in certain plant species, also known as bioaccumulation. Her research helps identify which plants are better at storing micro-nutrients, which will aid in future restoration projects at Harper.
Jeff Adams will discuss the Crab Team’s findings monitoring for mobile fauna in Harper Estuary. He will describe the methods used to characterize the mobile fauna community and what changes may take place now that restoration efforts have been made. In addition to these efforts, Jeff will also summarize the UW Wetland Ecosystem Team’s results on insects, beach wood, and other habitat information as well as potential future opportunities to volunteer.
To register for this free webinar, click HERE.
March 27, 2021 10am-12pm | Harper Park Stewardship Group Work Party
The Harper Park Stewardship Group is holding a socially distanced work party to remove invasive ivy and plant native plants! Sign up here: https://events.dudesolutions.com/kitsapgov/site/volunteergroups/event/harper-park-work-party-2
For more information on the stewardship group, please contact Carmen Smith at [email protected] or call Parks at 360-337-5350.
Community Feedback on Harper Park and Estuary Planning
April 3, 2020 – Community Conversation
Thank you to all who participated in the Interpretive Sign and Display survey for Harper Park! We appreciate your input. You can see the results below.
Survey Results for Review:
If you have questions about interpretive signs and displays at Harper Park or would like to be involved in the development and/or review of these signs and displays, please contact Carmen Smith at [email protected].
March 16, 2020 – Community Conversation
Outdoor interpretive signs and displays are coming to Harper Park! We want to hear from you about what interpretive topics you would like to see in Harper Park. Please click HERE to take the survey. The survey will be available until March 30th. Thank you for your participation!
If you need assistance or have any questions, please contact Carmen Smith at [email protected]
December 18, 2019 – Community Conversation
Survey results for the community’s design preference for Harper Park ball field and picnicking improvements
An online survey (see below) and a community conversation board posted in Harper Park indicated a preference by people for Option A.
In total, Option A received 51 votes and Option B received 34 votes. Option A received 60% of the votes.
We have selected Option A to be included in the Draft Harper Park Improvement Plan because it received the majority of support.
November 21, 2019 – Community Conversation
We would like to hear about your design preference for the Harper Park ball field and picnicking improvements.
We present two alternative options A and B. Please click HERE to view them.
Please vote for one option via an online survey. This survey is based on the honor system – please only vote once. Click HERE to vote. Survey is open until December 4, 2019.
A plan to improve Harper Park has been drafted and we want to hear what you think. The comment period will be open until Friday Sept. 20th, 2019. Please contact project staff to comment or ask questions.
Community comments: Jennifer Haro, Kitsap County – Commissioners Office, [email protected]
Project questions: Christina Kereki, Project Manager, Kitsap County – Department of Community Development, [email protected]
Below you will find the materials shared at the January 30 meeting for you to review in more detail. We invite you to send us more comments or questions you might have. Please email: [email protected]
Materials for Review: