Whatcom County Parks has something for everyone.
Our 16,000 acres of natural lands encompasses ocean beaches to mountain peaks. You'll find challenging mountain bike and hiking trails as well as playgrounds and historic sites. You can rent a small picnic area or a full featured event facility.
Each year we strive to improve our recreational offerings by building new trails, improving campgrounds and facilities, and maintaining Parks properties throughout the system.
Whatcom County Parks & Recreation Commission currently has two vacancies; District 1 and District 4. This commission serves in an advisory capacity to the County Executive and the Parks and Recreation Department on matters relating to parks, recreation and senior services.
Please see our vacancies page for more information and application instructions.
Are there any off leash dog areas?
Hovander Homestead Park has the only off leash area in the Whatcom County Parks system
What about an accessible or kid friendly trail?
Where can I get a map?
Click Here for printable pdf's or geo-enabled interactive maps for each Whatcom County Park
The Bellingham Visitor and Information Center has free brochures and maps for city, county, state and national parks.
The goal of the Parks and Recreation Department is to enrich the quality of life for the community and preserve the natural and cultural heritage of the County through provision of outstanding parks and trails, open space and natural areas, as well as recreational activities and Senior Services.