Parks & Recreation

Whatcom County Parks COVID-19 Updates

The Park Administrative Office is currently closed to visitors. However, we are happy to assist over the phone or email during our regular business hours.

Phone: (360)778-5850

Please click the link for a full listing of park operational changes.


Our 16,000 acres of natural lands encompasses ocean beaches to mountain peaks. You’ll find challenging mountain bike and hiking trails as well as playgrounds and historic sites. You can rent a small picnic area or a full featured event facility.

Each year we strive to improve our recreational offerings by building new trails, improving campgrounds and facilities, and maintaining Parks properties throughout the system.

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Whatcom County Parks is beginning the process of updating the Comprehensive Parks, Recreation, and Open Space Plan (CPROS). Updated every 6 years, this plan helps guide priorities and planning, with community input an essential component.

Take the survey!

Click here for more information.

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Whatcom County Parks & Recreation Survey

We value your opinion. Please click here to help us improve your experience in Whatcom County Parks. Thank you in advance.

  1. What's New
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  1. Outdoor Park Shelters and Picnic Areas Opening to Reservation

    Whatcom County Parks will begin taking reservations for outdoor park shelters and picnic areas beginning Monday, March 29th at 9am. Read on...
  2. Share Your Opinion with Whatcom County Parks

    We want to hear from you! Please complete our survey to help gather community input on Park, Recreation and Open Space priorities and needs within our community. For more information
  3. Reservations Opening for Group Camp at Silver Lake Park

    Reservations for Group Camp at Silver Lake Park will open at 9am on Thursday, March 18th. Please call the Parks Administrative Office to make your reservation at 360-778-5850. Read on...
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Mission Statement
The goal of the Parks and Recreation Department is to enrich the quality of life for the community and preserve the natural and cultural heritage of the County through provision of outstanding parks and trails, open space and natural areas, as well as recreational activities and Senior Services.