Lorraine Ellis Park Playground Renovation

Parks and Recreation Department is pleased to announce that planning and design for a new playground for Lorraine Ellis Neighborhood Park has begun. The existing playground equipment, installed in 1990, is tired and weather beaten; it does not comply with safety standards for public playground equipment, and lacks ADA access. This project will provide this ... Read more

Maplewood-Mcleod Park

This project involves: 1) preparing a park master plan per PAR 04.00.01;2) designing and construct improvements in an existing undeveloped neighborhood park, located between Cherrywood Avenue and Maplewood Avenue; and, 3) naming the park per PAR 01.00.01. The naming process will be integral with the park master planning process. The park is composed of three ... Read more

Arroyo Bridge

Arroyo Trail
The City’s environmental consultant and structural engineer are in the process of completing hydrologic studies, required by permitting agencies. The results of the studies will be used by the project team to finalize permits and construction documents. The bridge supports and superstructure are broken at the existing stone abutment and the current repair scope includes ... Read more

Lake Padden Parking Lot Expansion

Lake Padden Parking Lot
NOW OPEN! This project is a partnership with the Whatcom Mountain Bike Coalition and the city and has created a 184 stall paved parking lot. It expanded the existing parking area at Lake Padden Park across the street from Galbraith Lane on Samish Way. Amenities include portable toilets and 2 new kiosks, as well as ... Read more

The Pier at Little Squalicum Park

Squalicum Pier
This project includes redevelopment of the Lehigh Cement pier for public use. The City recently acquired a portion of the pier through a donation from the Lehigh Hanson/Heidelberg Cement Group. This project is located adjacent to Little Squalicum Park in north Bellingham. The City owns portions of the park and manages other adjoining properties in ... Read more

Sven Hoyt Community Garden Fence

Description The project includes the design and construction of a new fence around the garden plots. The purpose of the fence is to deter wildlife from entering the garden and to provide additional security for gardeners.  The fence was requested by the gardeners and has been planned for several years, however it was delayed due ... Read more