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Michael McFarlane

3373 Mount Baker Highway
Bellingham, Washington 98226
Telephone: (360) 733-2900

Whatcom County Parks & Recreation

Hovander Homestead Park's New Playground

Hovander Homestead Park -
New Playground

Hovander Homestead Park 's new playground opened on August 24, 2012. Located adjacent to the animal contact area to the east of the barnyard, the new play equipment is already a big hit with kids and parents alike. Two distinct play areas, one for toddlers and another for children aged 5 - 12, are featured. In keeping with its location near the barn and animal area, the new playground is designed in a farm style.

The wooden play structure located near the Water Tower will be replaced in September with a tire swing and spring ride.

If you have any comments or questions please contact Rod Lamb at 360.733.2900 or by email at

New Playground
New Playground
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For more information you can contact our Parks & Recreation Main Office from 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday at:


Lead Ranger:  
Phone: 360.384.3444
Park Hours: 8:00 a.m. to Sunset

From I - 5 take the Ferndale exit (262). Turn west on Main Street. Immediately after the railroad underpass turn left. Turn right on Nielson Avenue and follow the signs to the park.

Map to the Park pdf

Hovander Homestead Park Feespdf