Bainbridge Island Recreation Center


The Bainbridge Island Metro Park & Recreation District has various athletic fields and sports facilities for public recreational use that can be either reserved or used on a drop-in basis. The oversight of these fields and facilities is the Park District’s responsibility and includes their administration, operation, and maintenance. In addition, the Park Services Division of the Park District monitors User Group activities to ensure the fields are correctly used and are safe and useable for the public. The Park District also manages the scheduling for all athletic fields and sports facilities.

BIRC Gymnasium Rentals

The BIRC gymnasium can be rented for many purposes! The gym is lined for basketball, volleyball, and pickleball. It can be rented for sports, birthdays, and events. Read the FAQs below to learn how to reserve the gym today.

How do I Rent the Gym?
  1. Complete the rental application. If you would like to obtain a rental application form, please click here.
  2. Return the completed rental application to the Park District. Staff will review it and contact you to confirm dates if available.
  3. Submit payment.


Julie Miller
BIRC Administrator
Office: (206) 842-5661 #114
Cell: (206) 319-3770

Who Can Reserve the BIRC Gym?
  1. BIRC Members
  2. Bainbridge Island School District
  3. Sports associations, leagues, and teams
  4. Non-profit organizations
  5. Businesses
  6. Organizations
  7. BIRC Non-Members


Scheduling Priorities
  1. Park District programs or co-sponsored programs
  2. BIRC Members
  3. Bainbridge Island School District
  4. Non-Profit Organization
    • Fulfills a community recreational need
    • Cost recovery is fee-based
    • Organized by a registered non-profit organization
    • Open mainly to members of a specific organization.
  5. Private Leagues
  6. Non-Members, Private Groups, Events, and General Public
    • A one-time, non-profit event for members of a specific organization or group (i.e., company tournament).
    • Individual teams or User Groups that do not meet the descriptions of prior categories.

The following additional factors may also be taken into consideration:

  • The benefit to the residents of Bainbridge Island
  • Type of event (national, regional, state, or local)
  • Past field use history and dates of events
  • Seasonal activities versus non-seasonal activities
  • Impact of use on the surrounding neighborhood
  • Scheduled games versus practices
  • Diversity of recreational opportunities
When is the gym available to rent?

The BIRC gym has limited hours available for rental. The gym schedule can be found here.

How do I rent other Facilities or fields?

The Park District has a wonderful variety of indoor facilities, picnic shelters, and sports fields, most of which are available for reservation.  

Use our Facilities & Rentals Finder to explore the complete list of Park District facilities by clicking here.


Contact for Facility Rentals:
Park District Customer Service Desk
Bainbridge Island Aquatic Center

Contact for Field & Sports Facility Rentals & Tournaments:
Audree Gormanson
Sports Program Coordinator
206.842.5661 #114