The South Whidbey Parks and Recreation District was formed in 1983. Bud and Margaret Waterman donated 40 acres to the District on a site next to South Whidbey High School that is now known as Community Park. In 1987, a levy was passed to begin developing and maintaining the District land. In 1999, the District purchased approximately 40 acres of land adjacent to the Park, which has been kept natural with trails running throughout the acreage. With bond proceeds in 2000, the District purchased 29.09 acres of land east of the Park which has since been converted into a sports complex with soccer fields, open space and a forested area. Since its inception, the District has built four baseball fields, additional soccer fields, an administrative building, playground, skate park, restrooms and trails which wind through Community Park. The District now also maintains Deer Lake, Goss Lake and Lone Lake. For more information regarding the history of Community Park, click here.

South Whidbey Parks and Recreation District is pleased to announce the acquisition of a thirty-acre parcel adjacent to Community Park and South Whidbey High School. The property was purchased at a price of $390,000 and the closing occurred on October 30, 2015. Based on input received from local citizens and stakeholder groups, District staff is currently developing a campground on a portion of the property. Additionally, the District has been awarded a grant through the Washington Wildlife & Recreation Program.

  • The South Whidbey Parks & Aquatics Foundation has established a Property Development Fund to accept tax deductible donations toward property development.To donate to the Property Development Fund, click here.
  • Any questions regarding the agreement or requests for additional information should be referred to Doug Coutts, Director, at dirswprd@whidbey.com.

Capital Projects Survey Results

Click here to view the results of the Capital Projects Survey.

For a list of South Whidbey Parks and Recreation District facilities, click here.

Park Rules:

  • Park Hours are 7:00 a.m. to dusk. It is unlawful for any person to enter or remain on the premises outside the hours posted.
  • All pets must be on leash. Please clean up after pets including horses.
  • Alcoholic beverages and controlled substances are prohibited on all SWPRD premises.
  • Motorized vehicles allowed only on designated roads or designated parking areas.
  • No smoking within 300 feet of ball fields or the playgrounds.