2022 – 2026 Greenways Strategic Plan

The Parks and Recreation Department and the Greenways Advisory Committee (GAC) are pleased to announce the drafting of an updated strategic plan. The Greenways Strategic Plan (the Plan) recommends funding priorities for Greenways levy funds in three categories: property acquisitions, development, and maintenance. The Plan improves consistency with the Parks, Recreation, and Open Space Plan, ... Read more

Happy Valley Neighborhood Park– Donovan House Demo

The City of Bellingham Parks and Recreation Department is pleased to announce the recent purchase of approximately 1/3-acre property adjacent to Happy Valley Park that will provide expanded access and visibility, as well as space for future park amenities. The first step of site improvement is the removal of the house at 2710 Donovan Avenue. ... Read more

Bellingham Sportsplex HVAC, Roof & Energy Upgrades

This project includes building upgrades to the Bellingham Sportsplex Building. This is one of the largest recreational buildings in the city’s system. Activities at the Sportsplex include hockey, indoor soccer, speed skating, events, day camps, and other uses. Constructed in the early 2000’s, the existing heating, ventilation, and roof system need replacement. This project will ... Read more

Boulevard Park Shoreline and Public Access Enhancement

Boulevard is one of the most visited parks and top destinations in the city. The design approach for this restoration project focuses on rebuilding and enhancing two beaches in the park. The project focuses on beach nourishment, increasing dry beach backshore area, removal of riprap in the intertidal zone, and removal of failing rock revetments. ... Read more

Sunset Pond Trail

This new trail extension will close the gap in connecting three different neighborhoods with a regional trail and park destination site. This trail will connect users to the east-west segment the Squalicum Creek Trail, which heads west to future connections to Bellingham Bay. The completed project will also result in a loop trail around Sunset ... Read more

Whatcom Creek Trail Trestle Demolition

Remnants of an abandoned railroad trestle in Whatcom Falls Park will be removed for the safety of trail users and to improve water quality in Whatcom Creek. This large structure, located just west of Electric Avenue, consists of treated wood piling, steel railroad rails, and other treated wood. During the summer of year 2020, a ... Read more