The Parks and Recreation Department is working on acquiring land along
the abandoned railway between Eldridge Avenue and Hannegan Road and along
the “Sunset Pond corridor” between James St. and Sunset Drive. The property
acquisition is for trail right-of-way and future trail and park amenity
construction. This acquisition and development will assist protection of
wildlife and fisheries habitat through purchase of passive open space along
The Parks Department is coordinating with the City of Bellingham Public Works Department on related projects in the Squalicum Greenway corridor. Design consideration for the Squalicum Creek re-route, James Street arterial improvements, and Orchard Drive extension are included in this coordination effort.
Greenway Levy III
30% design and permitting for portions of the trail between Meridian Street and Hannegan Road is currently underway.