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Cornwall Beach Park Master Plan

Photographs - Existing Conditions

Cornwall Avenue Landfill site Cornwall Beach Park site - existing conditions RG Haley site at Cornwall Beach


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 Waterfront District Interlocal Agreement for Facilities.  This project will also help meet the objectives of the 2014 Park, Recreation and Open Space Plan to provide additional waterfront parks and trails.

Park Name

The City is also in the process of officially naming this new waterfront park.  City policy outlines the process for naming parks and recreation facilities.  All park name suggestions submitted by February 21, 2014, were considered.  The Parks and Recreation Advisory Board will forward their recommendation to the City council for a final decision.

Public Process

The public has been invited to participate in the park master plan process by attending public meetings and a site tour which was held on April 23, 2014.  A public open house to view the final plan was held on July 30, 2014.  Written comments may be submitted at any time to

Once City Council approves the final master plan and funding for phase one, the public will have additional opportunity to provide input on the final design.

For more information, contact the Parks and Recreation Department at (360) 778-7000 or


$100,000 in Park Impact Fees
$28,000 in Real Estate Excise Tax


This project is curently in the master plan phase

Project Schedule

2013 Conceptual master plan

2014  Submit proposed park master plan to the Parks & Recreation Advisory Board for approval and then to Bellingham City Council for adoption.


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