Hundred Acre Wood


A Master Plan for the Hundred Acre Wood, previously referred to as Chuckanut Community Forest, was completed in 2022. The Master Plan for the park defines clear priorities and serves as a reference for future improvements and projects planned within the Hundred Acre Wood.

Goals and outcomes of the master plan will be implemented in multiple phases as funding becomes available.


The Master Plan was approved by the Bellingham City Council on September 12, 2022. Phase 1 implementation is currently in the design phase, with permit documents anticipated to be submitted later in year 2023.


Greenways Levy $650,000

Outdoor Classroom

This project is a partnership between Recreation Northwest and the City to create an outdoor classroom at the 18th Street entrance to the Hundred Acre Wood. Amenities will include native plant and invasive species identification signs displayed in the existing Native Plant Garden. On the north side of the trail, an amphitheater with public benches, a stone stage, and covered pavilion will be built winter/spring 2023.

The primary purpose is to transform the trail and boardwalk mitigation planting site (native plant garden) into a public space for outdoor activities and environmental education programs. The goal is to create a publicly accessible outdoor learning environment with dedicated spaces and interpretive signage to connect the community to nature. 

Recreation Northwest Outdoor Classroom Project Overview – Fairhaven Park (PDF)



Parks & Recreation Department: (360) 778-7000
Peter Gill, Park Planning and Development Coordinator,
Gina Austin, Park Project Engineer,

Participating Departments

Affected Neighborhoods