Friends of Fort Ward

Friends of Fort Ward is an all-volunteer, nonprofit organization committed to historical preservation in the Fort Ward neighborhood on Bainbridge Island, Wash.; educational outreach and sharing with local schools, community organizations, and individuals interested in island history; promoting neighborhood social activities and service projects; and restoration of the fort’s historic bakery building for use as an island community hall and, along with the Parade Ground park, a hub of Fort Ward neighborhood life.

Friends of Fort Ward is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. The full amount of your contribution will be tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

The Friends of Fort Ward board of directors are Douglas Crist, Candy Merifield, Ellie Montaperto, Christina Doherty, Wesley Dreiling and Kate Merifield.

Contact Friends of Fort Ward at


Friends of Fort Ward logo by Alex Sanso,