Parks & Recreation

Whatcom County Parks & Recreation Survey

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Whatcom County Parks and Recreation has something for everyone:

  • Explore county parks ocean side to mountain peaks
  • Find the perfect campsite 
  • Take the family on a picnic
  • Discover beach creatures
  • Spend the night in a lakeside rustic cabin 
  • Hike to a mountain top
  • Touch history 
  • Watch bald eagles soar
  1. News
  2. Featured Adventure
  3. Upcoming Events
  1. Welcome Bridge River Access Closed May 7th to 21st, 2018

    The Welcome Bridge River Access Park will be closed to the public from May 7th to approximately May 22nd while Whatcom County Public Works Maintenance & Operation crews work to repair a damaged timber cap on Mosquito Lake Road at the east end of Bridge Read on...
  2. Construction Notice - Silver Lake Park - April 9th thru June 22nd

    Starting April 9, 2018 Whatcom County Parks & Recreation will begin reconstruction on the main entrance road and auxiliary parking lot. The construction will include road widening and asphalt surfacing. The construction project is anticipated to be Read on...
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Mission Statement

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.