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Ferndale Seeks Input on Design of New Skatepark with Public Meeting Jan. 26th

Calling all skaters and riders, the City of Ferndale wants to hear from you! The City is holding a live webinar to help design Metalworks Skatepark on January 26th at 6PM to gather input on what features would work best for a skate/bmx/scooter facility in Ferndale.

New Line Skateparks, an internationally renowned skatepark design and construction team, will be collecting the feedback and transforming it into a plan so that construction can get underway later this year.

“How do we make an awesome skatepark for Ferndale? Simple. We ask the people who are going to use it and have the best designers make it happen,” said Mayor Greg Hansen. “This is your opportunity to tell us what would work and what wouldn’t.”

Participants can access the meeting over Zoom at

There will also be an online survey available from Jan. 26th-Feb 11th as another opportunity to provide input.  It will go live immediately after the meeting and be available at

For more information, please visit our project page at

Star Park Picnic Shelter Ribbon Cutting – Nov. 3rd, 4:30PM at Star Park

Star Park Picnic Shelter

The City of Ferndale invites you to a ribbon cutting for Ferndale’s newest park amenity on Weds. Nov. 3rd at 4:30PM at Star Park.

This ADA accessible shelter includes unique artistic features that align with Star Park, seating for over 60 people and will be a welcome addition to the greater Pioneer Park.

The ribbon cutting will include brief remarks by Mayor Greg Hansen and light refreshments. The shelter will be open to the public throughout the winter season and available to rent for events in the spring.

Thank you to Gray and Osbourne, The Watershed Company and Oceanside Construction, Inc for all their work on this project.

The City also wishes to thank former Rep. Luanne Van Werven for securing a grant to help make this happen.

For more information or questions, please contact Communication Officer Riley Sweeney at 360-685-2353 or

Fire Truck Spray Event Aug. 12th, 6:15PM

Whatcom Fire District 7 and the City of Ferndale are here to help you fight the heat. Join us Thursday, Aug. 12th at Pioneer Park Field (2004 Cherry St.) to get hosed down by a fire truck. The City will be on hand to pass out ice cold water bottles.

Ferndale Receives Grant for Skate Park, Construction Slated for 2023

Update 4/22/22: The City, along with New Line Skateparks, is currently working to develop a final project design.  We’re hoping to get that process complete so that bidding and construction can occur so that the park is opened to the public sometime in 2023

The Washington State Recreation and Conservation Board announced the award of a grant to the City of Ferndale for Metalworks Skate Park, a 10,000 square foot skate park facility planned at Pioneer Park.

“This has been something people have been asking about for years,” said Mayor Greg Hansen, “and I’m so excited that we are finally able to make it happen.” The skate park will be located off Second Avenue directly adjacent to the Phillips 66 Sports Complex and within sight of the Star Park playground.

“We chose the name ‘Metalworks Skate Park’ to pay tribute to our industrial roots here in Ferndale and the art and design of the park will reflect that,” said Hansen.

The total grant award is for $480,000 with a portion of the overall project funding to be provided by the City and private donors. Design work will get underway later this summer, with construction anticipated in 2022.

“We are extremely thankful to our delegation in Olympia – Reps. Sharon Shewmake and Alicia Rule and Senator Doug Ericksen for supporting funding for projects such as these,” said Hansen.

For more information, please contact Communications Officer Riley Sweeney at or 360-685-2353.

Initial Design Concept for Metalworks Skate Park