Bakerview Neighborhood Park Acquisition

Category Overview

Local Parks grants help protect these symbols of vibrant communities, providing places for families to gather and play and promoting a healthy and active lifestyle in an era when people spend increasing amounts of their time inside. The WWRP is the largest source of local parks funding in Washington, helping communities fund the acquisition, development, and renovation of vital recreation areas and green spaces.

Project Highlights

The City of Bellingham will use this grant for the fee simple acquisition of approximately 27.5 acres, located 2 miles north of the city center. Acquisition of this property will allow for future development of a neighborhood park and provide a significant multimodal trail hub connecting existing and future trails in the City’s greenway network. The property contains a mix of both cleared, level ground suitable for a future playground, restrooms, sport courts, and recreation facilities as well as forested areas and wetlands that can support an accessible loop trail. The primary recreational experiences will be active play, field sports, and walking.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Bellingham Parks & Rec Dept Category: Local Parks WWRP Grant: $264,127.00 Applicant Match: $1,338,477.00 Project Type: Acquisition County: Whatcom Legislative District: 42 Status: Active RCO Project # 20-1646

Location Details

The property can be accessed through the parcel at 945 E Bakerview Rd. Access is through a private parcel - please reach out to City Parks Department to coordinate prior to site visit. A future public access road will be constructed off Woodbury Way. There are three points of legal access for the property - at Bakerview, Telegraph and Woodbury Way.

What is the WWRP

The Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program (WWRP) is a state grant program that creates and conserves local and state parks, wildlife habitat and working farms. The Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office administers WWRP grants, and the legislature funds the program.