Cordata Commons 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 Bellingham Parks and Recreation Department will use grant to buy 25.26 acres for a park in the rapidly growing area of north Bellingham. There are no active-use parks in the area. The land is near a community college and the hub of four greenway and woodland corridors. The City envisions that the park, which was a former cattle ranch, will have picnic shelters, lawns, and paved trails. North Bellingham is a mix of houses, retirement and assisted living homes, student residential areas, and commercial and light industrial land uses. Bellingham will contribute more than $3.1 million in a voter-approved levy.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Bellingham Parks & Rec Dept Category: Local Parks WWRP Grant: NULL Applicant Match: 3135530 Project Type: Acquisition County: Whatcom Legislative District: 42 Status: Board Preliminary Approved RCO Project # 16-1831

Location Details

Drive north/right from Interstate 5 Exit Number 256B on Meridian Street/WA 539 to Kellogg Road. Turn west/left on Kellogg Rd to roundabout at Cordata Parkway. Proceed northwest/right on Cordata Parkway .7 mile. Site begins at Property 1, 1,500 feet northwest of Stuart Road and is marked with a green & white "Greenway Project" sign.

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.