At Home in Keyport
A committee formed in 2011 to assess what we could do to support people aging in place in Keyport. We’re adapting the Village Concept that originated in Boston’s Beacon Hill neighborhood to meet our needs.
Voting is made easy by an official Kitsap County ballot box located in Central Park.
Meets the first Monday of each month at 5:30 PM at Casa Mexico. Contact Jan Kohler 360.621.9341 for more information.
KIC organizes clean-up days to remove trash, debris and weeds from community streets and parks.
Coffee at the Merc
Informal gathering at the Keyport Mercantile for coffee at 9:00 AM on Wednesdays. All are welcome.
Community Garage Sale
Community-wide garage sale is usually held in June. Host your own sale at your house, or donate your time or stuff to the KIC booth to support the community club. Contact Claire Ward for more info: 816.519.2370.
KIC volunteers who will provide meals and other support for community members facing serious illness. Named in honor of Delene Scrafford, our brave friend who passed in July 2012. If you’d like to help please contact Flo Schule at 360-930-2558.
Keyport is surrounded by water on three sides, with the Kitsap Navy Base on the fourth side. Entrance to the community is by bridge over a lagoon. The community works to be self-sustaining in the event of an emergency by encouraging individual preparedness, stockpiling first aid supplies, training volunteers to open a Red Cross shelter at Keyport Bible Church, and storing emergency meals.
Fourth of July
Celebration includes a pancake breakfast in the morning, followed by a parade in which residents participate. The pancake breakfast is one of KIC’s annual fundraisers. Contact Peg Garrison for more information at 360.598.6787.
The KIC History Committee has compiled a CD of historical photos of Keyport, conducted interviews of Keyport pioneers, and collected earlier written histories of our town. Check out the link provided by the Poulsbo Historical Society for a chapter on Keyport history from a local history book.
Green Stormwater Improvements
Community and private rain gardens can improve the health of Liberty Bay by controlling and cleaning storm water on roads. In 2015-2016 Keyport residents worked with Kitsap County’s Surface and Stormwater Management Program to better manage runoff on Washington Avenue. Permeable paving under street parking and rain gardens on Washington Avenue, Pacific Avenue, and Grandview Boulevard help clean runoff before it enters the bay. The Kitsap Conservation District provides site evaluations and possible financial support for property owners who want to better manage storm water.
Progressive dinner is held annually in early December. Dinner is spread over three homes in the area, with the main course being served at Torpedo Diner. Participants each bring part of the meal. Dinner culminates with the annual tree lighting in Central Park.
Other holiday activities include: decorating local businesses, the Central Park Tree and the marina; welcoming the Santa Fire Truck; enjoying the carols and lights of the Argosy Christmas Ship from the Keyport dock.
Fundraising event in September, featuring fun for all ages. By far Keyport’s biggest event of the year. An annual festival featuring fun for all ages, a classic car show, vendor booths and yummy local eats. Many volunteers needed to make this wonderful community event happen. For more information contact Karol Stevens at 360.908.1300
Keyport Post Office
There is no home delivery by the USPS in Keyport, but mailboxes are located at the post office. A regular sized P.O. Box is available at no charge. Larger boxes are also available for a fee. Look for the community board at the post office to keep up to speed on current happenings.
Address: 1998 WA-308 NE, Keyport, WA 98345 Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00-12:30; 1:30-4:30 Phone: (360) 779-4123
Community-wide effort to reduce vandalism and keep our community safe. Contact Allan Breitmayer for more information: 360.337.9629
KIC Monthly Meeting
There are eight meetings a year held the second Tuesday of the month, January through June, October and November at 7:00 PM. The location will be noted on the sandwich board at the Post Office.
Kitsap1 is your first call for County services and questions. Call 360.337.5777 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Is there a street light out in your neighborhood? Graffiti that needs removal? A pothole that needs paving? Now you can help report non-emergency problems to Kitsap County from your smartphone or computer using the SeeClickFix app.
Kitsap County Citizens on Patrol (COPS)
Volunteer to be part of Kitsap County’s COPS. Unit members serve as eyes and ears of law enforcement, report suspicious activity, and safely supplement theSheriff’s Office presence throughout Kitsap County.
Lost and Found Pets
While we don’t have a formal process for getting lost Keyport pets home, we have had good luck with these free resources. Please contact Judy Kelly at 206.910.9949 if you need help.
- Join the Facebook group Kitsap Lost Pets where you can post a picture of lost & found pets. Make sure to include the area lost or found, a description and any special information.
- Find Rover- This website allows for free listing including posting pictures. Visit them at http://www.findrover.com
- Our local human society is Kitsap Humane Society. They accept lost pets, and will take listings of lost pets in case they are turned in. This is also a wonderful place to adopt a pet needing a home! Visit them online at http://www.kitsap-humane.com
Keyport volunteers help maintain our two community parks. Saltwater Park is a small wooded waterfront park near the bridge on Hwy 308 with benches, picnic tables, and a beautiful view. It is part of the Kitsap Water Trail. Central Park is in the center of Keyport and offers picnic tables, a gazebo, and a merry-go-round. Funds from Keyport Fest provide support for both parks. Contact Doug Chamberlain for more information at 360.731.5919.
Port of Keyport Monthly Meeting
Port meets the first Monday of each month at the Port Building on the Keyport Dock.
Senior Lunch Bunch
Lunch at the Keyport Mercantile, featuring a special of the day, for senior members of the community. Lunch is the 2nd Thursday of each month at 1PM.
Walk of about 3 miles begins at W end of Petterson. Join any place along Petterson. Participants walk at their own speed. Group walks each week-day at 8:00 AM.
This group focuses on welcoming the newest members of the neighborhood and sharing information about community events. Contact Claire Ward for more information 816.519.2370.