Traffic & Parking
Traffic on Friday night July 1 and Saturday July 2 will be very heavy, particularly along Sportsman Club Road and New Brooklyn Road, near Woodward Middle School.
On July 2nd, there will be revisions to the normal traffic pattern on Sportsman Club Road. Normally, traffic between Highway 305 and New Brooklyn Road is two way. From 5:00 AM until 3:00 PM on July 2, both lanes are restricted to one way, southbound traffic only.
For a map showing the location of Woodward Middle School and the roads around the school CLICK HERE.
For the Washington State Ferry Schedule between Bainbridge Island and Seattle, CLICK HERE.
WHERE TO PARK
Parking on the Woodward Middle School Campus
During Preview Night (July 1) and the Auction & Rummage Sale (July 2), there will be no public parking available on the Woodward Middle School campus, except for three spaces reserved for people who require special needs parking (see below).
Parking on Sportsman Club Road
During Preview Night and the Auction & Rummage Sale, street parking along Sportsman Club Road between Highway 305 and New Brooklyn Road is severely limited. If you park in this area on Friday night to attend Preview Night and intend to leave your vehicle overnight, please be sure your vehicle is parked facing the southbound direction. Remember, Sportsman Club Road will be restricted to one way, southbound traffic only on Auction & Rummage Sale day, July 2.
Also, make sure your vehicle is not in a “No Parking” zone and is 100 percent off the roadway. The police will ticket vehicles violating either of these restrictions.
Parking on New Brooklyn Road
In case of an emergency situation, it is essential that the Bainbridge Island Fire Department have unrestricted access to the Woodward Middle School campus. To ensure this, no parking is allowed along the north side of New Brooklyn Road between Madison Avenue and Sportsman Club Road from 4:00 PM on Friday July 1 until 3:00 PM on Saturday July 2.
Parking in North Town Woods
Parking in the North Town Woods subdivision will be restricted to one side of the street from 4:00 PM on Friday July 1 until 3:00 PM on Saturday July 2.
Parking on Grizdale Lane
No parking will be allowed on either side of Grizdale Lane from 4:00 PM on Friday July 1 until 3:00 PM on Saturday July 2.
Special Needs Parking
A limited number of free Special Needs parking spaces are available at the entrance to North Town Woods off Sportsman Club Road. To obtain one of these spaces, an individual needs to show identification that matches the vehicle’s disabled parking sticker.
There will be three free wheelchair-user only parking spaces inside the south gate entrance to Woodward Middle School on Auction & Rummage Sale day, July 1. To obtain one of these spaces an individual needs to show identification that matches the vehicle’s disabled parking sticker.
As a general rule, the best approach is for a special needs individual to be driven to and dropped off at either the north or south gate entrances to Woodward Middle School by an able-bodied person. The driver can then park at one of the five free Park-and-Ride Facilities (see below). All Park-and-Ride locations are within 1⁄2 mile of Woodward Middle School. The driver has the option of taking a courtesy bus (see below), or walking to and from the school.
Free parking is available at the following Park-and-Ride facilities from 7:00 AM until 3:00 PM on Auction & Rummage Sale day, Saturday July 2:
- Bethany Lutheran Church at 7968 Finch Road NE
- Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints at 8677 Madison Avenue NE
- Ordway Elementary School at 8555 Madison Avenue NE
- First Baptist Church at 8810 Madison Avenue NE
- The Island Church at 9624 Sportsman Club Road NE
For a map showing the locations of the Park-and-Ride facilities and the route to be taken by courtesy buses CLICK HERE. All Park-and-Ride locations are within 1⁄2 mile of Woodward Middle School. So, walking to and from the school may be an option for you. However, courtesy buses are available should you chose not to walk.
Three courtesy buses, provided by the Bainbridge Island School District, service all five of the Park-and-Ride facilities and the north and south gate entrances to Woodward Middle School on Auction & Rummage Sale day.
Courtesy buses begin their route of picking up passengers from the Park-and-Ride facilities at 7:00 AM on Auction & Rummage Sale day, Saturday July 2, 2016. The last bus will leave Woodward Middle School at 2:30 PM.
Bus Stops Locations
Click links below to see the bus stop locations for each Park-and-Ride facility.
- Bethany Lutheran Church: Bus Stop Location at Bethany Lutheran Church
- Ordway Elementary School and Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints: Bus Stop Location for Ordway School and LDS Church
- First Baptist Church: Bus Stop Location at First Baptist Church
- The Island Church: Bus Stop Location at Island Church
The bus stop locations for Woodward Middle School are on the west side of Sportsman Club Road, immediately north of both the north and south entrances to the school campus.