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 to buy 27.5 acres about 2 miles north of the city center for a neighborhood park. Buying this land will help connect existing and future trails in the city’s greenway network. The area contains a mix of both cleared, level ground suitable for playgrounds, restrooms, sport courts, and recreation facilities as well as forested areas and wetlands that can support a loop trail. Future park development will include park facilities, sport courts, and nonmotorized trails. Bellingham will contribute $602,604.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Bellingham Parks & Rec Dept Category: Local Parks WWRP Grant: $1,000,000.00 Applicant Match: $602,604.00 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.