Parks & Recreation

The Parks & Recreation Commission currently has 1 vacancy.


The Commission serves in an advisory capacity to the County Executive and the Parks & Recreation Department on issues related to county parks and recreation.  Meetings are held the third Thursday of each month.   For more information visit:

Whatcom County Parks and Recreation has something for everyone:

  • Explore county parks ocean side to mountain peaks
  • Find the perfect campsite 
  • Take the family on a picnic
  • Discover beach creatures
  • Spend the night in a lakeside rustic cabin 
  • Hike to a mountain top
  • Touch history 
  • Watch bald eagles soaring

Mission Statement

The goal of the Parks and Recreation Department is to enrich the quality of life for the community and preserve the natural and cultural heritage of the County through provision of outstanding parks and trails, open space and natural areas, as well as recreational activities and Senior Services.