Cordata Park

​​​​Come see why everyone is talking about Cordata Park. This 25-acre park, located on the north end of town, is filled with activities and adventure for everyone. Parents bring their children to play, climb and swing on the accessible playground. For those looking for a challenge the park features the state’s first outdoor parkour course and a paved pump track. Don’t leave the park before without meandering over the bridges and through the meadows with almost a mile of trails and more than 14,000 trees, shrubs and ground that support the areas wetlands and provide wildlife habitat. For a unique way to view our newest park, take a moment to pause at lighted artwork by Anderson Studios, located at each of the pedestrian entrances. Come join the fun on the north end of town.

Amenities

  • Playground
  • Picnic Areas
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Parkour
  • Bike Pump Track
  • Trails
  • Parking
  • Splash Pad (Open June 15 through September 15, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily)
  • Adult exercise equipment
  • Restroom

Hours

6:00 am to 10 pm daily

Directions

4510 Cordata Parkway
Bellingham, WA

Events

Before using or reserving park facilities, please review the high-impact events below for information on how they may affect your planned activities.

History

During the Beyond Greenways campaign in the late 1990s, levy proponents identified the inequity of park and open space between the newer north and established south parts of town. In response to this need, in 2008 the City purchased and planned Julianna Park (formerly known as Cordata Neighborhood Park), a 20-acre mostly wooded area west of Cordata Park.  An extensive trail system and open lawn area were developed, but additional park infrastructure had to wait for the Horton Road extension project now underway.

The need for a developed park remained, and community pressure increased along with new housing growth in the area. 

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 of 2019, and the park opened September 4, 2020.

The total project construction cost is $6.5 million, paid for by Park Impact Fees and Greenways Program funds.

Additional amenities at the south end of the park will be added in Phase 2, including a park pavilion, amphitheater, picnic shelter, basketball and pickleball courts and additional parking.

For more details, see the Cordata Park webpage.

Notice

Cordata Park is a smoke-free and alcohol-free park. View additional park rules.

Resources

Facility Rental
Facility Fees
Reservation Policies

Contacts

​​Parks and Recreation
(360) 778-7000
parks@cob.org

All Parks Department Contacts