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%.
Whatcom Falls Parking and Trail detailed image (PDF)
Status and Project Schedule
Permits are approved. This project was bid in June, 2017. The lower of two bids received was 31% above the engineer's estimate. We anticipate re-bidding the project in December, 2017. Construction is planned to begin May, 2018, and be substantially complete September or October, 2017. Final critical area mitigation planting is planned for December, 2018 or January, 2019.
Funding Source: Greenway 3 Levy and Olympic Pipeline Disaster Fund
To be determined by public bid
J.A. Brennan Associates, Landscape Architect
Reichhardt and Ebe Engineering, Inc., Civil Engineering
GeoEngineers, Inc., Geotechnical Engineering
Northwest Ecological Services, Biologist