Chapter 18.100


18.100.010    Purpose.

18.100.020    Permitted uses.

18.100.030    Development standards.

18.100.040    Master park plan.

18.100.050    Site plan review.

18.100.010 Purpose.

The general purpose of the park (P) zoning district is to provide recreation and open space functions for the long-term benefit and enjoyment of city residents, adjacent neighborhoods and the greater north Kitsap community. This district is applied only to city owned parks. (Ord. 2013-04 § 2 (Exh. A (part)), 2013: Ord. 2011-02 § 10 (Exh. A (10-9) (part)), 2011. Formerly 18.32.010)

18.100.020 Permitted uses.

A.    Types of Uses. The following permitted uses are allowed in the park zoning district:

Table 18.100.020 Park District Uses 



City-approved festivals and community events


Community and recreation centers


Community gardens


Permanent concession stands


Open spaces


Other buildings and structures to support park use


Other uses identified through a master park plan and as approved by the city


Parking areas/lots to serve park use


Pedestrian and multi-use trails


Recreation areas and facilities


Residence for park caretaker and accessory structures




Stages and band shells


(Ord. 2013-04 § 2 (Exh. A (part)), 2013: Ord. 2011-02 § 10 (Exh. A (10-9) (part)), 2011. Formerly 18.32.020)

18.100.030 Development standards.

A.    Lot Area. There is no minimum lot size in the P zone.

B.    Setbacks. The minimum front yard setback is twenty feet. Other yard setbacks are ten feet.

C.    Building Lot Coverage. The maximum building lot coverage shall not exceed thirty-five percent of the lot area. For community or recreation centers, the maximum building lot coverage shall not exceed sixty percent.

D.    Height. No structure or building shall exceed thirty-five feet in height.

E.    Landscaping. All required yard setbacks shall be landscaped. Any storage areas visible shall be screened. Perimeter, interior and parking area landscaping locations and species types shall be identified in the park master plan or site plan application landscape plan.

F.    Parking. The planning director shall determine the number of parking spaces required based upon the type and extent of the park/recreation facility.

G.    Signs. Freestanding signs shall not exceed seventy-five square feet in area per face and have a maximum height of twelve feet above grade. One freestanding sign shall be permitted on each street frontage of property on which the park use is located. Directional signs are limited to six square feet in size. (Ord. 2013-04 § 2 (Exh. A (part)), 2013: Ord. 2011-02 § 10 (Exh. A (10-9) (part)), 2011. Formerly 18.32.030)

18.100.040 Master park plan.

All newly acquired land for public park purposes may have a master park plan prepared for the park land, in order to guide the development of the city parks through a phased process as funds and resources become available. If a master park plan is developed, it shall be submitted to the Poulsbo city council for its review and approval. (Ord. 2013-04 § 2 (Exh. A (part)), 2013: Ord. 2011-02 § 10 (Exh. A (10-9) (part)), 2011. Formerly 18.32.040)

18.100.050 Site plan review.

Before a clearing, grading or building permit will be issued, the site plan process as specified in Chapter 18.270 shall be followed. If a master park plan has been prepared, substantial compliance with the master park plan shall be reviewed in addition to the development standards identified in Section 18.100.030. (Ord. 2013-04 § 2 (Exh. A (part)), 2013: Ord. 2011-02 § 10 (Exh. A (10-9) (part)), 2011. Formerly 18.32.050)