​Proposed parking area for Whatcom Creek Greenway image

​Proposed parking area for Whatcom Creek Greenway

Whatcom Falls Park Parking and Trail


​This facility is a priority in the Parks, Recreation & Open Space Plan, which includes completing missing links in the Whatcom Creek Greenway & Trail system.  It will also provide a small, trailhead parking lot to replace the parking that currently occurs in an unimproved area.

Parks and Recreation will develop a 11-car trailhead parking area and improve trail access from Woburn Street at Whatcom Falls Park.   Amenities include, new driveway, paved parking area, pedestrian walkway, drainage, signage, park benches, and trail between the parking area & the Waterline Trail with grades not to exceed 10-12%. 

Project Image

Whatcom Falls Parking and Trail detailed image (PDF)

Status and Project Schedule

Construction is underway and planned to be copmlete mid-August 2018 wiht restoration and mitigation buffer planting planned for December 2018/January 2019.


Budget:  $517,000

Funding Source:  Greenway 3 Levy and Olympic Pipeline Disaster Fund


Dirt Works Bellingham, Inc.

Funding Source: Greenway 3 Levy and Olympic Pipeline Disaster Fund

Inspecting/Materials Testing

GeoTEST Services, Inc.

Design Consultants

J.A. Brennan Associates, Landscape Architect

Reichhardt and Ebe Engineering, Inc., Civil Engineering

GeoEngineers, Inc., Geotechnical Engineering

Northwest Ecological Services, Biologist

Affected Neighborhoods

    Whatcom Falls

Participating Departments

    Parks and Recreation


​City's Project Manager: Jonathan Schilk, RLA