There are many beautiful parks in Bellingham, and the brokers at John L. Scott Real Estate in Bellingham voted for their favorites.

This list covers our top 5 parks and takes you on a well-rounded tour of Bellingham, from Lake Whatcom to Bellingham Bay.

Whether you want a place to swim, kayak, picnic, or play basketball, you’re sure to find a perfect park nearby.

5. Elizabeth Park

Elizabeth Park is the first official park in Whatcom County. Work began on this perfectly curated 4.5 acres located in the Columbia neighborhood of Bellingham in 1890. Here you’ll find winding paths surrounded by trees, grass, and plenty of beautiful flowers to brighten your day. The park is open from 6 am to 10 pm daily, so there is plenty of time to enjoy the playground with your family, or have a picnic in the gazebo overlooking a fountain. If the gazebo is full, don’t worry, there are many other picnic tables and peaceful areas to relax.

The tennis and pickleball courts are open to everyone, first come, first serve. In the summer, you can enjoy live music with the Concerts in The Park series.

Remember to add this little piece of history to your Bellingham bucket list.

Address: 2205 Elizabeth St, Bellingham, WA 98225

4. Zuanich Point Park

If you’re looking for a great place to host and event, Zuanich Point Park is the place for you. Located on N Harbor Loop Dr in Squalicum harbor, Zuanich boasts a beautiful boathouse that is a popular venue for weddings.
If you want to go down and enjoy the view for the day, make sure to bring your kite. Before Zuanich expanded in 1998, it was initially a kite flying area because of the perfect breeze from the water. That breeze is still just as perfect, and now you have plenty of space to bring a whole group to enjoy.
If exercise is your thing, the smooth paved paths are perfect for jogging or rollerblading. Make sure to take the kids on a short walk to the nearby Marine Life Center and look at the fish while there.

Address: 2600 N Harbor Loop Dr, Bellingham, WA 98225

3. Bloedel Donovan

Located at 2214 Electric Avenue, Bloedel Donovan is a beloved Lake Whatcom Park. In the summer, there are swim docks monitored by lifeguards from 12 pm-7 pm, with available pedal boat, kayak, canoe, and paddleboard rentals to fulfill all your summer water fun. If you need a break from the water for a snack, take advantage of the BBQs and picnic tables free for anyone to use. Don’t forget to leave time for a game of volleyball or basketball on the outdoor courts with your friends. Bloedel is open all year round, so it’s the perfect place to bring the kids to play on the playground on a beautiful fall day, or let Rover run in the off-leash dog park to get some crisp fresh air and avoid cabin fever in the winter.

If you want a private place to host an event, check out the community building that has an ample gathering space with a full kitchen and an indoor basketball court available to rent all year round from 8 am-10 pm daily. With a little something for everyone to enjoy, Bloedel Donovan is a park with it all.

Address: 2114 Electric Ave, Bellingham, WA 98229

2. Whatcom Falls Park

Just outside Downtown Bellingham off Electric Avenue, is Whatcom Falls, which boasts 241 acres of endless activities.

Walk through the seemingly endless trails to see any of the four waterfalls. You can stop and enjoy a swim at Whirlpool Falls or bring your kids 14 and under to fish in the derby pond. There are plenty of picnic tables and BBQs to sit and have a meal while your family and friends enjoy the multiple playgrounds, athletic fields, tennis, basketball courts, and dog park for Fido. There is even a pump track for the BMX enthusiast.

You would be hard-pressed to fit all the fantastic things at Whatcom Falls into one day, so plan on this being a regular spot on your list of fun things to do in Bellingham.

Address: 401 Electric Ave, Bellingham, WA 98229

1. Boulevard Park

Voted #1 by our brokers at John L Scott Real Estate Bellingham

If you are looking for the perfect spot to take a relaxing sunset stroll, Boulevard is the place for you.

Easily recognized as the most romantic park on this list due to its picturesque sunrises and sunsets overlooking Bellingham bay, this is the perfect place for a picnic date. Don’t worry, there are also plenty of activities for the family too!

A playground for the kids, picnic tables and BBQ’s, beaches to enjoy and trails that will take you straight to downtown Fairhaven. If you didn’t pack any food with you, stop by the resident Woods Coffee shop located right in the middle of this beautiful Bellingham destination.

Address: Bayview Dr, Bellingham, WA 98225

What is your favorite park in Bellingham? Let us know in the comments below.

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