Tennant Lake Interpretive Center ~ Hovander Park

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To Check Availability or Request a Reservation
Fill out a Reservation Request Form

To Cancel a Reservation
Call 360-778-5850 or email

Reservation Policies

If you are looking for a smaller meeting space close to Ferndale, Hovander Park, or the Fragrance Garden, Tennant Lake Interpretive Center has what you are looking for. Meeting room capacity is 35 people and the front lawn is available for use with an additional fee. Learn more about Hovander Homestead Park



  • Meeting room with tables & chairs for 35 people
  • Small kitchen with prep counter, sink and refrigerator
  • Wildlife Displays/Interpretive Panels
  • Additional area available for a fee:
    • Front Lawn 

* The restroom for this facility is located outside at the back of the building.

Daily Rental Rates
Whatcom County Residents: $150
Non-Residents: $170
Non-Refundable Reservation Fee: $13

Optional Add-On Fees
Alcohol Use Fee: $60
Waste Removal Fee: $20
Front Lawn Area: $100

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  1. Directions & Parking
  2. FAQ's

5299 Nielsen Road
Ferndale, WA 98248

From I-5 (North or South)
Take I-5 Exit 262
Turn west onto Main Street, toward downtown Ferndale
Immediately after the railroad underpass make a sharp left onto Hovander Road
Turn right onto Nielsen Avenue and follow the signs to Hovander Park

Free parking is available in the Tennant Lake/Fragrance Garden parking lot off Nielsen Road.