City seeks comments on Cordata Community Park phase two plans

Public invited to review plans and comment via online survey

October 28, 2021 - by Nicole Oliver, Director

Design plans and information for Cordata Community Park phase two development have been posted to the City’s Engage Bellingham website. Community members are invited to review plans and provide feedback through November 5, 2021. Public feedback will help finalize the design plans for additional amenities with construction anticipated to begin in summer of 2022.

The vision to expand recreational opportunities at Cordata Park is guided by the Park Master Plan, adopted by City Council in 2017. Phase 2 park amenities will include a community pavilion, restrooms, flexible open space, stage, small lighted picnic shelter, pickleball courts, basketball court, benches, picnic tables, trash and recycling, signs, bike racks, landscaping, lighted parking area, and new trail connections north and south of the park.

Parks and Recreation Department Director Nicole Oliver said, “Cordata Park has become the heart of the neighborhood; we are excited to provide additional recreation opportunities for all ages and abilities at a park that has been so well received by the community.”

Community members may review plans and provide feedback on the City’s Engage Bellingham web page through Friday, November 5. The design team is led by RW Droll Landscape Architects of Lacey, WA. The project budget is $4.9 million, paid for by Park Impact Fees. Construction is tentatively scheduled to begin next summer.

Cordata Park is in the Cordata neighborhood located at 4510 Cordata Parkway, Bellingham, WA. In 2015, the City purchased the property for Cordata Park for $3.6 million. A robust public planning process occurred to develop the master plan, followed by the design phase. Phase 1 construction began in June 2019, and the park opened September 4, 2020. The first phase of Cordata Park is now complete, including a splash pad, multiple fully accessible playground features, adult-sized Twister game, artwork, adult exercise equipment, parkour obstacle course, paved pump track, large picnic shelter, restroom, and parking.

For more information or to sign up for future notices, please contact Jonathan Schilk, Landscape Architect City of Bellingham, Parks and Recreation Department at, or visit the City’s project page.

Media Contact

Nicole Oliver, Director
City of Bellingham
Parks and Recreation Department
(360) 778-7013

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