Jarstad Park lies on the eastern edge of the city's water utility forest lands on 4 acres alongside Gorst Creek. Gorst Creek, once a main drinking water source for the City of Bremerton, is now the site of a stream restoration project. Only 10 minutes from Bremerton, the park features trees, open grassy spaces and beautiful views of Gorst Creek, which supports summer and fall runs of Chinook, silver and coho salmon.
Jarstad Park was dedicated for Otto Jarstad in 1966. Jarstad was the first watershed foreman and worked for the City of Bremerton during the Great Depression and wartime eras. The park is situated near the Jarstad Family's original homestead location. The Department of Public Works and Utilities is pleased to make Otto Jarstad Park available to the community on a reservation basis.
To check availability or to reserve Jarstad Park, please call the Department of Public Works and Utilities at 360-473-5920, Monday through Friday, between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. Name, organization, address and phone number are required for reservations.
Total rental fee is $210.00. Reservation refunds ($210.00) are only issued if reservation is canceled two weeks or greater from reservation date. No refund will be issued if cancelled within two weeks or less from reservation date.
Rules and Regulations
- Park reservations require a non-refundable fee, damage deposit and signed hold harmless agreement. For current fee information, please contact Public Works and Utilities at 360-473-5920.
- Reservations must be made at least two weeks prior to your event.
- Pets must be kept on a leash. Owners are required to clean up after their pets.
- Vehicles must park in designated areas only.
- No fireworks of any kind are allowed.
- Live music or DJs are not allowed.
- Alcoholic beverages (beer and wine) are permitted. To obtain a one-time-only event permit, please visit https://lcb.wa.gov/licensing/special-licenses-and-permits.
- This park is a designated "Drug Free Zone" and will be strictly enforced.
- Overnight camping and parking are not allowed. Vehicles left overnight will be towed at the owners expense.
- Stay on designated trails.
- It is unlawful to harass fish and wildlife in any way.
- No fishing or hunting on City property.
- No firearms are allowed on City property.
- Report vandalism, suspicious activity or crime to 911.
- Fires and barbecues are allowed in designated areas only.
- Park is open during daylight hours only.
- No Chalk allowed.