Sehome Hill Arboretum


  • Observation Tower
  • Parking
  • Trails
    • Please note that bicycles are permitted only on Arboretum Drive and not on trails.


6:00 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.



The entrance to Sehome Hill Arboretum is located on Bill McDonald Parkway at 25th Street near the South end of Western Washington University's campus in the Sehome Neighborhood.


Before using or reserving park facilities, please review the high-impact events below for information on how they may affect your planned activities.






Master Plan

Bellingham Parks & Recreation Department, Western Washington University and the Sehome Arboretum Board of Governors jointly developed a Sehome Hill Arboretum Master Plan in 1978.  In the fall and winter of 2001-2002, the Board of Governors, WWU, and Parks & Recreation staff reviewed the existing Master Plan and initiated a Plan update.  Through a series of open houses, preliminary plans and alternatives were developed and discussed.  The Master Plan update reflects the incorporation of public comments and best management practices for the Arboretum.  The updated Sehome Hill Arboretum Master Plan was adopted by Bellingham City Council on February 9, 2004.

More Information

For more information about this park contact the Parks & Recreation Main Office.