Storybrook Park Master Plan

The Council approved and adopted the Park Master Plan on December 12, 2022. The Council also approved changing the name of the park from “Maplewood McLeod Park” to “Storybrook Park”.

Thank you to all those that provided input on the design and park name.

Storybrook Park Phase 1

The phase one project is anticipated to include the following park improvements:

  1. fun age separated playground area that complies with playground safety standards and ADA
  2. park trails, including: Cherrywood Avenue to central park area, forest trail loop, and trail/emergency vehicle access from Maplewood Avenue along the existing driveway
  3. park furnishings, including: benches, picnic tables, trash receptacles, dog waste station, drinking fountain, hose bib, gate, fence and other barriers, security lighting
  4. signage, including: park name signs, wayfinding posts, park kiosk
  5. water and electrical service
  6. site restoration


$100,000           2022 Park Impact Fees
$195,000           2023 Park Impact Fees
$200,000           2024 2nd Quarter Real Estate Excise Tax
$1,300,000        2024 Park Impact Fees


Phase One will be designed during 2023 and park construction is anticipated to begin spring 2024

Design Consultant Team

Lead Designer: Pacific Landscape Architecture, Bellingham WA

Park Master Plan Documents


​Public Meetings

  • Birchwood Neighborhood Association Meeting – March 8, 2022
  • Birchwood International Market – 6/17/22
  • Engage Bellingham Outreach – 6/10/22 – 6/26/22
  • Birchwood Neighborhood Association Meeting – 9/27/22
  • Parks and Recreation Advisory Board – 10/12/22
  • Neighborhood Meeting – 10/22/22
  • Parks and Recreation Advisory Board – 11/9/22
  • City Council Public Hearing and Park Master Plan Adoption – 12/12/22



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