The City of Bellingham Parks & Recreation Department is preparing a master plan for Cornwall Beach Park for approval by the Bellingham Parks & Recreation Advisory Board and the Bellingham City Council. The project area includes the Cornwall Avenue Landfill site and the R.G. Haley site. The master plan will also be coordinated with the proposed Boulevard Park to Cornwall Avenue Over-Water Walkway.
This project is a priority for public access to the waterfront and is identified in Phase One of the Draft Waterfront District Interlocal Agreement for Facilities, 12/14/2012. This project will also help meet the objectives of the 2008 Park, Recreation and Open Space Plan to provide additional central waterfront parks and trails.
The City is also inviting the public to help officially name this new waterfront park. City Policy (PDF) outlines the process for naming parks and recreation facilities. All park name suggestions will be recorded, tallied and considered. Name suggestiosn will be accepted through February 21, 2014. The final list of park names will be forwarded to the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board at their March 12 meeting. The name selected by the Board will be forwarded to City Council for final decision. Name suggestions may be submitted online or sent to the Parks and Recreation Main Office.
$100,000 in Park Impact Fees for master plan design
This project is curently in the Design phase
2013 Design Phase
2014 Submit proposed park master plan to the Parks & Recreation Advisory Board for approval and then to Bellingham City Council for adoption.