I love that Summer FINALLY arrived! It’s suppose to 90* a few days this week and stay in the 80’s for a lot of next week. I’m not going to complain that it is too hot but it would be nice to know of a few parks to take the kids, dogs or just yourself to cool down this week if needed. Here are just a few parks in Whatcom County. If you know of any other hidden gems please let me know!
City of Sumas Splash Pad!
The Splash Pad just got finished a couple weeks ago. It’s located on the corner of Sumas Ave & 3rd st. This park is open 9:00-9:00 all summer long. Check out the City of Sumas Facebook Page for updated details. Also it has been said it can be a bit slippery but sounds like the city is looking into this problem and should have it fixed soon.
Lynden City Park
The Lynden City Park has a great playground surrounded by trees so you can soak up some shade. You can enjoy the Fish Trap Creek right alongside the playground if you are needing a cool down! This park is located at 8460 Depot Rd, Lynden. It is open 8:00 to dusk.
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Bloedel Donovan Park in Bellingham
Bloedel Donovan has lots of ways to cool down! This park is located in the Silver Beach Neighborhood on Lake Whatcom. The address is 2214 Electric Avenue, Bellingham and the park opens early at 6:00 am until 10:00pm. If you are looking for a spot to bring your boat- here it is! The park also offers a lot of swimming & sandy beach options as well. If you want to see all the amenities & rules for Bloedel Donovan Park click here.
Lake Padden Park
Another gorgeous park with lots to do in Bellingham is Lake Padden. This park is located at 4882 Samish Way, Bellingham. It is open from 6:00am-10:00pm daily. You can bring boats here just not motorized ones. The park also has lots of walking/hiking trails, fishing options, dog parks & more. For a full listing of the amenities at this 745 acre park click here.
Birch Bay State Park
Birch Bay State Park is located right along the ocean between Bellingham & Blaine. The address is 5105 Helweg Rd, Blaine. There is lots of exploring to do at this park! You will need a Discovery Pass (which they have pay stations available). Birch Bay is popular for crabbing, bird watching and there are lots of day shelters available for rent. For more details about this State Park click here.
This is just a few of the local parks to get you started & hopefully help you enjoy this heat wave a bit more. Hopefully this will help get you outside & exploring our gorgeous county! We live in such a beautiful area that it is very easy to forget or take advantage of it. Enjoy & let me know where you end up going this week.