Parks & Recreation

Updated 5/6/2022

Hovander Homestead Park and the Fragrance Garden is open to the public. The playgrounds and the Boardwalk Trail at Tennant Lake remain closed. Click here for project information.

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  1. Hovander Park is Open

    Hovander Park is now open to the public. This includes all park areas, trails, bathrooms and parking areas. The Fragrance Garden at Tennant Lake is also open. The Boardwalk Trail does still remain closed, as well as the playgrounds. Read on...
  2. Hovander Homestead Park Closed Due to Flooding

    *UPDATE* (12/13/2021) - Hovander Park and Tennant Lake Interpretive Center received significant damage from recent flood events and remain closed to the public. It is anticipated they will remain closed for several months. Read on...
  3. Point Whitehorn Marine Reserve Stairway Closed

    The Point Whitehorn Marine Reserve stairway is closed to the public due to structural damage caused by winter storms. The stairway structure was declared unsafe and closed to the public in February of 2020. View Public Notice
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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.i_heart_whatcom_logo_128w