Cordata Park


Cordata Park is one of Bellingham’s newest parks. The 25-acre parcel located on Cordata Parkway between Stuart and Horton Roads was acquired in March 2015.  

Phase One development is almost complete. The remaining work includes wetland mitigation planting, which is currently underways. Phase One amenities include age-separated playgrounds, picnic areas, a large rentable picnic shelter, parkour, bike pump track, restroom, parking, trails, landscape planting, utility extension, security lighting, and irrigation.

Phase Two consists of further recreational opportunities including: small picnic shelter and picnic area, pickleball courts, basketball court, park pavilion with public restroom, children’s activity area, 50 care parking area, park benches, picnic tables, bike parking, park signage, landscape planting, wetland mitigation planting and utilities. A covered stage, shown in the master play, may be deferred to the future depending on project funding.

Park Master Plan (PDF)

Cordata Park Ribbon Cutting​​


$4.9 Million Park Impact Fees


Phase One
Phase One Construction: April 2019 thru April 2021 Phase One Plan (PDF)
Contractor: Strider Construction Company, Inc.

Phase Two
Design Phase: April 2021 thru March 2022
Permit Phase: August 2022 thru December 2022
Bid Phase: January 2023 thru February 2023
Construction Phase: April/May 2023 thru December 2023
1% for Art Project: May 2021 through September 2023

Phase Two Design Consultant Team

Lead Designer:                  Robert W. Droll Landscape Architect PS
Archaeologist:                   Drayton Archaeology  
Architect:                            RMC Architect
Biologist:                            Northwest Ecological Services
Civil Engineer:                   Herrera Environmental
Geotechnical Engineer:   GeoEngineers, Inc.
Mechanical Engineer:      FSi Mechanical Engineers
Structural Engineer:         Kingworks Structural Engineers

Contractor: To Be Determined

Park Pavilion – Exterior
Park Pavilion – Interior

Engage Bellingham Results

July 30, 2018 Public Meeting 

May 1, 2018 Public Meeting

January 10, 2018 Public Meeting

 December 20, 2017 Park Committee Meeting Materials

 January 19, 2017 Meeting Materials

 October 4, 2016 Meeting Materials

 July 27, 2016 Public Meeting Materials



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