Topic: Recreation

Mount Ben Preserve Public Meeting

Written on June 23, 2017 at 5:40 am, by

Public Comment Invited on DRAFT Stewardship and Management Plan The Land Bank is inviting public comment on the DRAFT Mount Ben Preserve Stewardship and Management Plan. We value public input in helping guide the long term care of our County’s conservation areas. This meeting is a great opportunity to learn more about the management plan  Continue Reading

Friday Harbor Fireworks

Written on June 22, 2017 at 5:52 am, by

2017 Friday Harbor Fireworks Press Release Information Thanks to a generous matching grant from Kings Market and lodging tax funds from the Town of Friday Harbor, the San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce has once again commissioned local talent, Nick Gislason with the Lopez Community Fireworks, to design, setup, and fire the 2017 Friday Harbor  Continue Reading

8.8K Loop Run

Written on June 22, 2017 at 5:46 am, by

Island Rec – 40th Annual 8.8K Loop Run! 40 Years Running!!! Island Rec and Xtreme Fitness invite you to take part in some local history and enter the 40th Annual Friday Harbor 8.8k Loop Run/Walk scheduled for a 9:00am start on Saturday August 19, 2017. People of all ages enjoy running or walking in this  Continue Reading

Know Your Island Walk

Written on June 22, 2017 at 5:45 am, by

On this month’s Know Your Island Walk it’s the University of Washington Friday Harbor Laboratories. Last year we got a little side tracked so this year we are determined to make it to the end of the trail. Walk will be about 3 miles, wear your hiking boots, could be some muddy spots. FH Labs  Continue Reading

Orca Sing

Written on June 17, 2017 at 5:44 am, by

Orca Sing 2017, June 24 at Lime Kiln Point State Park, 7 p.m. Orca Sing is an annual event where people gather for an evening of music at Lime Kiln Point State Park to honor the Southern Resident orcas. This year’s event is the 18th annual and will take place on Saturday, June 24, beginning  Continue Reading

Tour de Family, Shaw Island Bike Ride

Written on June 16, 2017 at 5:44 am, by

On Saturday, June 24, the San Juan Island Trails Committee and Island Rec will be supporting a bike ride on Shaw Island. This is a FREE event with either a guided or not ride to points of interest on Shaw Island, which there are many. Ultimately, we will be landing at the Shaw Island County  Continue Reading

Share the Road!

Written on June 15, 2017 at 9:00 am, by

Attention Drivers: This weekend will see athletes (runners and cyclists) on our roads, challenging themselves and each other during the Triathlon and Marathon events. Please be aware of these events and be ready to slow down and share the road. On Saturday, it’s the 5th Annual Lakedale Three Lakes Triathlon, and on Sunday, it’s the  Continue Reading

Memory Cafe

Written on June 15, 2017 at 8:36 am, by

Memory Cafe – Land Bank and Mount Grant Meet Tanja Williamson, Outreach Coordinator for the San Juan County Land Bank to see slides and hear a presentation about San Juan County Land Bank properties, including the newly acquired and wheelchair accessible Mount Grant preserve. Visit with island neighbors and share a light snack. A fun  Continue Reading

Volunteer Opportunities for Beer & Wine Lovers

Written on June 15, 2017 at 8:35 am, by

Jim Dunn writes to let you know about these opportunities coming up for this year’s SJC Fair… Dear fellow home brewers and wine makers, Please consider signing up to help register entrants on Tuesday; attend the judging at 6:00 pm that evening, and then for the rest of the week, pick a time when you  Continue Reading

A Banner Day for Island Families

Written on June 7, 2017 at 5:23 pm, by

by Theresa Simendinger In collaboration; the SJ Trails Committee, and Island Rec sponsored the great idea from the Land Bank and the National Park Service of a family event, hiking out to Briggs Lake, for the Family Nature Club on June 4th. On a bright spring-like day, youth leader Ava Martin, 11, and friends set  Continue Reading

SJI Nat’l Monument Earns Gold Standard Designation

Written on June 6, 2017 at 5:50 am, by

The Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics Names 10 Exemplary Outdoor Areas Across the Country to Receive New Gold Standard Designation The Gold Standard Sites Help Achieve the Organization’s Goal of ‘Leave No Trace in Every Park’ The Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics today announced 10 public land recreation areas across the  Continue Reading

Get your creative juices flowing!

Written on June 5, 2017 at 5:53 am, by

It’s time to start thinking about your fabulous Fair Fashion–that’s Trashion Fashion to be exact! The Trashion Fashion Show will be Saturday August 19th at 5:00pm on the Main Stage–and we just couldn’t let her leave… the lovely Francie Hansen is back at it bringing the show to life once again! All entrants or models  Continue Reading

Town Seeks LTAC Proposals

Written on May 31, 2017 at 5:49 am, by

Town seeks proposals for allocation of Lodging Tax grant funds to promote 2018 tourism The Town of Friday Harbor’s Lodging Tax Advisory Committee (LTAC) is accepting applications for grants to fund tourism promotion. The promotions must be for events and activities specifically intended to promote tourism within the Town in 2018.   Preference will be given  Continue Reading

Good Times at Art for Fun

Written on May 30, 2017 at 5:46 am, by

Folks had a great time at the SJIMA “Art for Fun” classes in May. Check out the new paintings offered in June at Just click on “Learn.”

Hill of Thrills Race Results

Written on May 23, 2017 at 5:49 am, by

Lowell Jons, Recreation Specialist with Island Rec shares these race results from the 2nd Annual Hill of Thrills soap box derby… 5-8 year old- Ben Baisch, first Lyla Ovenell, second Kate & Mac Douglass, third Porter PJ Nixon, fourth 9-12 year old – Billy Mountford, first Patrick Wagner, second Oliver McEwan, third Natalie Morton, fourth  Continue Reading

Know Your Island Walk

Written on May 22, 2017 at 8:36 am, by

A walk back in time:  Local historian Boyd Pratt and Robin Jacobson of the San Juan Historical Society & Museum will lead a walk along the Airport Trail, up Cattle Point Road and Madden Lane, and then onto the St. Francis and Valley Cemeteries for a trip back in history. (Robin will meet us at  Continue Reading

Congratulations to San Juan Safaris

Written on May 22, 2017 at 5:48 am, by

San Juan Safaris Whale Watch & Wildlife Tours Awarded Best-Eco Adventure Tour in the Pacific Northwest For the second year in a row, San Juan Safaris Whale Watch & Wildlife Tours is voted Best Eco-Adventure in the Pacific Northwest by Seattle King 5 and voters in their annual “Best of Pacific Northwest Escapes” viewer polls.  Continue Reading

Hill of Thrills

Written on May 21, 2017 at 8:43 pm, by

It was a beautiful Sunday afternoon and Grover Street was converted into a racecourse for the 2nd Annual Hill of Thrills, sponsored by Island Rec and Larry’s Autobody.  If you couldn’t be there yourself, you can still see some of the action by clicking on the video above.

It’s All the Buzz!

Written on May 19, 2017 at 11:30 am, by

2017 San Juan County Fair… It’s All the Buzz! This year, it’s all about the bees! Come “bee” a part of the fun and mark your calendars for the 2017 Fair, the 16th through 19th of August. This year’s poster artist, Ryanne Pluff, a senior from Friday Harbor High School came up with the poster  Continue Reading

Bike Everywhere Day

Written on May 18, 2017 at 5:49 am, by

This Friday, May 19, is Bike Everywhere Day. Yes, you read that right; the best biking holiday in the state of Washington is right around the corner. There will be celebrations all across our great state, and the Cascade Bicycle Club wants you to join in. Bike Everywhere Day is the culmination of all of  Continue Reading

Leo Club Scramble

Written on May 17, 2017 at 5:55 am, by

This Sunday, may 21st, the Leo Club Scramble will take place at the San Juan Golf and Tennis Club. See the attached flyer for more information. (PDF) The scramble starts at 3:00 pm and is 9 holes. Sign up as a team or as a single. Please fill out the entry form and drop it  Continue Reading

Tour de Family Friday Harbor

Written on May 12, 2017 at 5:57 am, by

Just a reminder – this event is TODAY – San Juan County Health and Community Services and Island Rec are hosting a FREE family bike ride, Tour de Family Friday Harbor, today, May 12th from 2:00 to 4:00 pm at the John O. Linde Community Park. Three loop rides are planned: One for scooter or  Continue Reading