Building a Rowing Center, Giving Vibrancy to a City Park
BIR is excited to be an integral part of the City of Bainbridge Island’s renovation of Waterfront Park. As our island grows, meaningful, public access to our waterways is more important than ever. The rowing center will house boats and equipment and provide a gathering, workout, and planning place for the rowers. In addition, it will provide Bainbridge Island community members an attractive space for meetings and events. The beautiful new venue will offer views of Eagle Harbor and walkable access to both Winslow and the ferry terminal.
The Stan Pocock Legacy Rowing Center will be owned, operated and maintained by Bainbridge Island Rowing, a 501c nonprofit community organization, under the terms of the lease agreement with the city. The agreement is a private-public partnership similar to the city’s arrangement with the Bainbridge Performing Arts building also located in central downtown Winslow.