MAILING ADDRESS:

P.O. Box 98

Manchester, Washington 98353

                             

PHONE: 360-871-0500

FAX: 360-871-0455


                             

Manchester, Washington

MANCHESTER CITIZENS ADVISORY COMMITTEE
This committee provides a discussion forum for community interests

and issues. The Council enhances communication between Manchester

-area residents and Kitsap County government, and coordinates efforts

of the many council and community residents currently working to improve the Manchester community. MCAC members represent Manchester’s broad interests and work together to proactively address community interests and concerns.

MANCHESTER COMMUNITY

MANCHESTER COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

The Manchester Community Foundation is a non-profit

organization, comprised of several standing committees,

each with it's own By Laws and Executive Board.

The Foundation consists of three interest groups:

Manchester Community Association

Crime Prevention and Public Safety Group

Manchester Historical Society

FRIENDS OF THE MANCHESTER LIBRARY BOOKSTORE
The bookstore has a collection of thousands of books including a

collection of numerous fiction titles, non-fiction, gardening and

cook books, alongside a large collection of children's and young

adult titles. The book store is open during regular

Manchester Library business hours.

FRIENDS OF THE MANCHESTER LIBRARY
Although the Manchester Library is part of the Kitsap Regional

Library system, the building and grounds are operated by the

Friends of the Manchester Library. This ambitious group of

volunteers not only manage and maintain one of Manchester's

greatest assets, they also host the single biggest community

event of the year, The Manchester Salmon Bake every Father's Day.

THE PORT OF MANCHESTER and POMEROY PARK
The Port of Manchester owns and operates a boat launch,

parking area, and waterfront park. The park is open to everyone

and offers unique views of the Seattle skyline, Blake Island State

Park, and Mt. Rainier. Launch your boat or kayak here for

convenient access to Puget Sound, or simply bring a lunch and

enjoy the sunshine at one of the many picnic tables available.

The Manchester community is a great place to live and work. Here are links to organizations who strive to make life in our neighborhood the best it can be. These sites can keep you informed about local events, and connect you with good people doing good things in our community. We encourage you to get involved!

QAQAD STORMWATER PARK
Completed in the Fall of 2015 this park will not only improve water

quality to Puget Sound, it has created a new public space for locals

and visitors alike. The name Qaqad (pronounced "ka-kawd") was

chosen to honor the Suquamish tribe who were the first inhabitants

of the area. The facility collects stormwater runoff from about 100 acres of surrounding hillside and filters out pollutants including oil, heavy metals, and pathogens through a patented mixture of sand and organic materials in several chambers.

KRL MANCHESTER LIBRARY
One block from the Port of Manchester is the Manchester Library.

In 1976 the Friends of the Manchester Library became a registered

nonprofit organization, sought a loan to build a permanent library

building, and with a grant from Kitsap Regional Library,  donations,

and many hours of volunteer construction, the building was completed

in 1980. The building is surrounded by gardens used as a water-wise

teaching garden, which demonstrate environmentally sound gardening techniques and educate the public on local flora.