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Citywide Crack Sealing Starting May 14th

Over the next few weeks, City of Ferndale Public Works will be taking advantage of the dry weather to perform road maintenance and crack sealing throughout the City. This work helps prevent water infiltration into the subgrade, which can weaken the foundation of the road.
Crack sealing work will be done in small sections of roadway at a time and should only cause brief disruptions. It is important to know that this work can be noisy and dusty. If any dust or debris ends up on your vehicle, please do not wipe it off as the dust can scratch paint; it is best to rinse the dust using water. If you have any questions or concerns, contact City of Ferndale Public Works at (360) 384-4006.
Larger projects will be signed and flagged. Expect to see crews doing pavement crack sealing on Church Road and Main Street (east of the river) this week (May 14-17), dependent on weather and crew availability.

Ziply Fiber Network Expansion

Some of you may be aware that Ziply Fiber is in the process of expanding their residential fiber-optic network within the community. The City of Ferndale has issued several encroachment permits to Ziply Fiber for work within the right-of-way. Some of the utility work may also be taking place within existing utility easements that are located along the street frontage of properties within the community. Ziply is not required to provide formal notice prior to beginning their work, however Ziply has assured the City they will give advance notice to residents before any digging in the public right-of-way in front of resident properties. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact City of Ferndale Public Works at (360) 384-4006.

Finance Department closing at 2PM on April 29, 2024

The City’s Finance Department will be closing at 2:00 PM today, Monday, April 29th, 2024. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your patience. While in-person services will be closed this afternoon, the online payment portal for utility billing will remain available. Please direct any questions to (360) 384-4269 or email

Utility Billing Error

With the City’s utility billing conversion still underway, our Finance Department is working through technical issues as they arise. If you have made a utility payment using the online payment portal (Invoice Cloud) or AutoPay between March 15th and April 3rd and have received a late notice of zero dollars, please know we have received payment, however it currently may not reflect onto the account. We are working diligently to correct the issue and hope to have all payments reflected on bills and through your online payment portal as soon as possible. We kindly ask that you have patience and call our Finance Department at (360) 384-4269 or email if you would like to confirm payment has been made. We will post an update when the issues have been resolved.

Metalworks Skatepark Groundbreaking April 10

City of Ferndale Invites Public to Metalworks Skatepark Groundbreaking Event

(Ferndale, WA) — The City of Ferndale invites the public to a groundbreaking event on Wednesday, April 10, 2024, kicking off construction of Metalworks Skatepark, a highly anticipated project for the Ferndale community.

The groundbreaking event will take place at the future skatepark location at the 5500 block of Second Avenue, across the street from the old American Legion building. Parking will be available at the Phillips66 Sports Complex. The event will begin promptly at 2:00 p.m. with opening remarks and speeches, with the official groundbreaking at approximately 2:20 p.m.

The City would like to welcome all community members, skaters – thrashers and posers, stakeholders, and project supporters in celebrating this project milestone for the Metalworks Skatepark. Attendees will include Mayor Greg Hansen, City councilmembers, elected officials, City staff, and project partners. The community is encouraged to participate in this eagerly awaited event. You’ll hear from members of the project team, have the opportunity to leave your mark on the official construction project sign, watch as we break ground, and take home a limited-edition Metalworks Skatepark sticker.

The City is stoked to begin construction on the Metalworks Skatepark, ultimately creating a place for community members of all ages and skate skill levels to connect in the heart of Downtown Ferndale. We hope you’ll join us on Wednesday, April 10th, 2024, at 2:00 p.m. to kickflip this project into gear!

City Offices Closed on Friday, March 29, 2024

City offices will be closed on Friday, March 29th, 2024 and open again for regular business hours on Monday, April 1st, 2024. As always, first responders are available by dialing 911.

Photo courtesy of Councilmember Erin Gunter – Cherry Blossoms from City Hall, March 24, 2024

Ferndale Announces 2024 Summer of Fun Parks Activities

Ferndale Announces 2024 Summer of Fun Parks Activities

(Ferndale, WA) — The City of Ferndale is proud to announce a full slate of summer parks activities this year, including everything from acrobats to Space Band. Participants can enjoy movies, food, live music, and activities in Ferndale’s parks almost every weekend throughout the summer.

“We have a lot of exciting things happening in our parks this year and I look forward to seeing everyone at these events,” said Mayor Greg Hansen. “Once again, Ferndale has an incredible line up of free, family-friendly activities ready to go.”

This year, Ferndale’s parks events are made possible in part by the generous support of WECU, a local credit union serving Whatcom County for over 80 years.

Food Truck Fridays: 2nd Friday of each month in Pioneer Village.

Friday, June 14th – SpaceBand

Friday, July 12th – Bellingham Circus Guild

Friday, August 9th – Jim Buk Tu

Music in the Park: Live concerts on the Pioneer Village stage.

Friday, July 19th – Baby Cakes

Saturday, August 17th – Lemon Creek

Flicks in the Park. Fridays in Pioneer Village: June 21st, June 28th, July 12th, and August 23rd inside Pioneer Pavilion with an earlier start time.

More activities with dates to be announced soon, including Yoga in the Park, Wee Ones Nature Hunt, and Tie Dye Your T-Shirt.

As always, Ferndale parks events are free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Communications and Community Relations Officer Megan Juenemann at or (360) 685-2353.


Utility Billing Error

The City is aware that a few members of the community have received bills outside of our normally billing cycle in error.  We are working diligently to identify and correct these charges.  While we work through the remaining part of our software conversion, we kindly ask that you have patience and call our Finance Department at (360) 384-4269 or email if you believe that you received one of these bills.