Parks & Facilities
The Town of Friday Harbor manages five public parks and two pocket parks including Breezeway Park, Cahail Park, David Jones Park Evergreen Park, Memorial Park, Overlook Park, and Sunken Park.
John O Linde Community Park is also located in Friday Harbor but owned by San Juan Island School District 149 and managed by San Juan Island Park and Recreation. Fairweather Park on the waterfront is owned and managed by the Port of Friday Harbor.
Use: Town parks are open during seasonal daylight hours unless otherwise posted on site. The Town may extend or curtail hours of operation under appropriate circumstances. Hours may be extended where lighting has been provided by the Town. Hours may also be extended for specific events with an approved special event permit.
Visitors are not allowed to enter or be present in a park area after the designated closing time.
Reservations: All parks are open to the general public. Patrons may only reserve park use with an approved Special Event permit.
Those arriving by ferry will pass the circular Memorial Park with its 100-year-old Dutch Elms at the base of Spring Street. The park displays a granite monument engraved with the names of the nine island men who died in WWI and the insignia of the four branches of the military service at that time: the Navy, Marine Corps, Artillery, and Infantry.
For more details, see "Memorial Monument Unveiled - First in the State - An Auspicious Occasion" and visit http://www.historylink.org.
Amenities include a gazebo and shaded seating area under the Elms overlooking the harbor.
On the waterfront at the base of Spring Street.
Overlook Park offers panoramic views of the harbor from the hilltop at the end of West Street. Amenities include bench seating, public viewing binoculars, and stairway access to Front Street and the Port of Friday Harbor's Fairweather Park.
Off of First Street at the end of West Street overlooking the harbor.
The aptly named Breezeway Park sits at the entrance to the breezeway between the Palace Theatre and Haley’s Bait Shop in the heart of downtown. This pocket park highlights access to Sunshine Alley and the Brickworks while offering a resting place and vantage point on the main street.
Amenities include ample seating featuring custom stone pieces by local artist Tom Small.
On Spring Street at the Second Street intersection.
David Jones Park is our newest addition. Recently dedicated in honor of our late Mayor, this park fronts the newly remodeled Grange #966 on Front Street adjacent to the San Juan County Courthouse Lawn and Town Hall. The Park offers ample seating and hilltop panoramic views of the harbor and easy access to the Port and lower Front Street via staircase.
Intersection of Court Street and First Street