Public Input wanted on Community Park design in Cordata at Tuesday, October 4th Meeting

Public input wanted on park design

September 22, 2016 - by Jonathan Schilk, City of Bellingham Parks and Recreation Landscape Architect

Bellingham, Washington.  The City of Bellingham Parks and Recreation Department is hosting a public meeting to discuss the master plan for the new community park in the Cordata neighborhood. The meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 4th, 2016, from 6pm to 8pm at Birchwood Presbyterian Church, 400 Meadowbrook Ct, Bellingham, WA. The preferred conceptual master plan will be presented to interested citizens for review and comment at the meeting.

The preferred master plan is a vision for the park that was guided by the public process, the comprehensive plan, and programmatic needs.  Proposed amenities include a playground, picnic facilities, trails, basketball, pickle ball, parkour course, dog off leash area, restrooms, community building, casual play areas, parking, and more.  Next steps include evaluation for wetland impacts, mitigation requirements, other applicable regulations as well as a preliminary cost estimate.

The City is also asking for input on a name for the new park.  Details are located on the City’s website, and name suggestions are welcome through December 31, 2016.

The final master plan will be presented at a future open house-style public meeting.  The Parks and Recreation Advisory Board will recommend final master plan approval to the City Council for adoption. The date and venue of the final public meeting will be announced at a later time, and written public comment (see Media Contact for email and mailing address) is welcome throughout the public process.

For additional details, see the project website.

Media Contact

​Jonathan Schilk, RLA

Project Manager

Parks and Recreation Department

3424 Meridian Street

Bellingham, WA 98225


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