​Swimmers at Lake Whatcom, July 1950, by Jack Carver<br> image

​Swimmers at Lake Whatcom, July 1950, by Jack Carver

Bloedel Swim Docks for Kids

On October 22, 2018 city staff, along with project proponent, the Bellingham Bay Rotary Club (BBRC), made a presentation to the Bellingham City Council regarding a project to replace the swimming docks at Bleodel Donovan Park.

Bloedel Docks for Kids has offered to design, permit and construct the docks in approximatley the same footprint where they existed prior to their removal when the lake lifeguarding program was eliminated due to budget cuts. Council voted in favor to direct city staff to work with BBRC staff toward the donation of the docks.

Bloeel Docks for Kids proceeded with design and fundraising for the docks, with a target of $500,000. The Belligham City Council voted on June 3, 2019 to approve the donation and accept responsiblility of the operational aspects.

This project may also include start-up infrastructure, including lifeguard stands, safety equpment, office equipment and required shower.
 
Funding

Design, permitting and construction of the docks is being donated by the Bellingham Bay Rotary Club Bloedel Swim Docks For Kids

Status

Design & Permitting is underway. Construction is planned for Spring 2021.​

Reference

Affected Neighborhoods

    Silver Beach

Participating Departments

    Parks and Recreation

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