- Parks & Facilities
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 and is managed by San Juan Island Park and Recreation. Fairweather Park on the waterfront is 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.
No persons are allowed to enter or be present in a park area after the designated closing time.
Reservations: Patrons may only reserve park use with an approved Special Event permit.
Sunken Park is located above the ferry landing in downtown Friday Harbor. Amenities include a basketball court, playground equipment, gazebo, picnic tables, and green space.
Above the ferry parking lanes, behind Churchill Square, bounded on three sides by Harrison, Nichols, and B Streets.
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.