Blakely Harbor Park

A Puget Sound Initiative site - Reaching the goal of a healthy, sustainable Puget Sound.

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Blakely Harbor Park, generally located at Blakely Avenue & 3-T Road, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110, is one of several sites that have been prioritized for cleanup under the State’s Puget Sound Initiative. Between 1864 and 1922, a sawmill operated on the site. At its peak, the mill produced 100 million board feet of lumber per year. Today, Bainbridge Island Metro Park and Recreation District maintains 40 acres within the former mill property for recreational uses. Currently, the remainder of the former mill property is privately owned. 

Wood waste is present in marine sediment as a result of historic site uses. Recent soil and sediment sampling found contaminants associated with historic sawmill operations including metals, phenols, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, and dioxins/furans above state standards. Additional testing will further assess the extent of contamination in the uplands and sediments. Contaminant concentrations do not currently pose an imminent threat to human health.

Ecology plans to work with Port Blakely Tree Farms (Port Blakely) to investigate soil, groundwater and sediment contamination at the site, and to develop a cleanup action plan.


You can find all of the key documents for Blakely Harbor Park by clicking "view electronic documents" link in the navigation bar on the right. If you need help accessing information or have other questions, please contact the site manager, whose contact information is also listed on the right.

March 2 - April 1, 2020 Public Comment Documents

Public Involvement Materials

Technical Documents
Blakely Harbor Park Sediment Investigation Final Data Report exceeds the size restrictions.  Please contact the site manager John Evered for the complete report.


Map showing site location as Kitsap County, WA SITE INFORMATION


View Electronic Documents

Cleanup Site Details Report

Facility Site ID: # 60939

Cleanup Site ID: 14770

Bainbridge Island, Kitsap County

Status: Awaiting Cleanup   Get definitions of Status terminology

John Evered
Site Manager
(360) 407-7071

Document Repositories:

300 Desmond Dr SE
Lacey, 98503