​Social distancing at Boulevard Park


​We are in Phase 2  

The City has over 3,400 acres of park land and 80 miles of trails to explore.

Restrooms are available at the following parks:  Bel Downer Field, Big Rock Garden, Birchwood, Bloedel Donovan, Boulevard, Broadway, Cornwall, Elizabeth, Fairhaven, Fairhaven Village Green, Forest & Cedar, Lake Padden, Maritime Heritage, Roosevelt, St. Clair,  Squalicum Creek, Whatcom Falls  

Park ambassadors are in the parks helping remind visitors of the guidelines.

Summer Events and Programs

All programs and events at City facilities have been canceled through the summer of 2020 including​​​​​:

​Aqua​tic Center
​Enrichment Programs
​Volunteer Programs
Swim Lessons​Runnin' O' the Green​Work Parties​​Greenways Advisory Committee
​Water Aerobics
Preschool Open Gym​​​Earth Day
Parks & Recreation
Advisory Board​
Open Swim​Teens Raise the MIC​​Backyard Native Flora Fair​Sehome Hill Arboretum
Board of Governors​
Adapted Aquatics​​Spin Dance
Mothers Day Event at
Big Rock Garden
Community Garden
Listening Session​
Lifeguard Training

Community Dog Task Force
​Summer Aquatic Programs
​Sensory Friendly Sundays

​Dementia Friendly Social

​Virtual Dementia Tours

​Multi-Media Art

​Kids Fest

​Lake Padden Triathlon

​Youth Triathlon

​All Comers Track Meet

​Summer Day Camps

Athletic Leagues

Cancelations may change based on the most current information. 

Programs and facility rentals canceled due to COVID-19 will be granted refunds based on the information below:

  • Enrichment programs canceled by Bellingham Parks & Recreation due to the COVID-19 Department of Health recommendations will be given a full refund.
  • Aquatic Center - participants will be given a full refund for classes that have not started by March 11th. Refunds for classes with a start date prior to March 11th will be prorated based on the number of classes that have already occurred. Participants may request to have passes extended. Passes will be put on hold and extended the same number of days as the request was made.
  • Facility rentals:
    • Rentals canceled by the City of Bellingham will be given a full refund
Refunds will be made within 60 days of the program/facility cancelation.

More information about other city closures can be found here​.


​For​ more information about Parks and Recreation changes please call us at:

(360) 778-7000​​

​​P​ark and Recreation Contact Information​​​