City residents still have time to provide comment on the master plan for the yet-to-be-named Cordata Community Park.
The third and final open-house style meeting will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 19 at the Birchwood Presbyterian Church, located at 400 Meadow Brook Court in Bellingham.
“Developing a park in the Cordata Neighborhood is a priority for the City. We want to wrap up the master plan so we can move on with design and budget for development” said Parks and Recreation Director Leslie Bryson.
The master plan has been guided by public input, community recreational needs, and the City's Comprehensive Plan. The final version of the plan envisions amenities that serve a wide range of park users. Features being considered for future development include a playground, picnic facilities, nature trails, basketball and pickleball courts, a parkour course, a community building, restrooms, casual play areas and more.
The Parks and Recreation Department welcomes residents to attend the Jan. 19 meeting to review the plan, especially those living in the Cordata and Meridian neighborhoods.
Department staff are also still accepting written comments as part of the public process, which can be e-mailed to Jonathan Schilk or mailed to his attention at 210 Lottie Street, Bellingham, WA 98225.
After the final public review, the proposed master plan will be presented to the Bellingham Parks and Recreation Advisory Board for recommendation before moving to City Council for adoption.
To review materials from the previous two public meetings or to suggest a name for the park, please visit the project web page.