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Ferndale Launches Online Open House and Survey to Develop ADA Transition Plan

Ferndale Launches Online Open House and Survey to Develop ADA Transition Plan

The City of Ferndale is in the process of developing an ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) Transition Plan to guide when and where mobility improvements need to be made. City staff are conducting an inventory of current pedestrian facilities throughout the entire city to find gaps in and barriers to accessibility.

To assist with this effort, the City is hosting an online open house and community survey to gather input from residents as to what needs to be improved. Regardless of whether or not someone has difficulty moving through Ferndale, the City wants to hear their voice as part of this process. 

Online open house and survey are available here:

Ferndale Cuts Ribbon on Expanded Wastewater Treatment Facility

Ferndale Cuts Ribbon on Expanded Wastewater Treatment Facility

Elected officials, city staff and contractors gathered Thursday afternoon to cut the ribbon at Ferndale’s newly expanded Wastewater Treatment Facility. The new facilities include additional capacity to receive and process wastewater that should accommodate the city’s growing population and a new laboratory and testing facility to ensure all relevant water quality standards are met.

Guests toured the new headworks, grit and aeration basins, clarifiers and UV disinfection facilities that make up the Wastewater Treatment process.

“This is the largest capital project the City of Ferndale has undertaken and I am proud to see it up and running,” said Mayor Greg Hansen.

The project was designed by Wilson Engineering, constructed by McClure and Sons, and overseen by City staff. For more details on Ferndale’s utilities, see Additional photos of the event available on the City’s facebook page here.

Ferndale Arts Commission to Host “Art in Action!” Creativity Exhibition on July 9th

Ferndale Arts Commission to Host “Art in Action!” Creativity Exhibition on July 9th

Free Art Show and Sale! Join us for Art in Action on Sat. July 9th from 2PM-6PM at the Pioneer Pavilion.

Watch local artists build, paint, and create their pieces before your very eyes! Learn about the creative process and purchase art directly from local vendors.

Event hosted by the Ferndale Arts Commission. For questions or to participate as an artists, please email

Citywide Community Meeting Video

On May 31st, the City of Ferndale hosted a citywide community meeting. Over 100 members of the public attended along with volunteers from a number of local non-profits and community groups.

Below is a video of the program at that meeting. It include an introduction from Mayor Greg Hansen and an overview of City initiatives from Administrator Jori Burnett. Pictures of the event can be found on the City’s social media channels.

Citywide Community Meeting Set for May 31st, 6:30PM

Citywide Community Meeting Set for May 31st, 6:30PM

Get the inside scoop on what is happening in Ferndale directly from Mayor Greg Hansen, council members, city staff and community leaders at our in-person Citywide Community Meeting on Tuesday, May 31st  at 6:30pm in the Pioneer Pavilion (2007 Cherry St). The City will be holding an open Q & A session, as well as providing opportunities for the public to give feedback on a number of upcoming city

At this event, participants can

  • Learn about progress on the Thornton St. Overpass and Metalworks Skatepark
  • Offer feedback on the best use of remaining COVID relief funds
  • Explore the recent investments in City’s utility infrastructure and utility rate equity
  • Connect with community groups and non-profits
  • Meet your neighbors!

Open house begins at 6:30pm, with a presentation at 7:00pm. If you have any questions, call
Communications Officer Riley Sweeney at (360) 685-2353.


Touch-A-Truck with Ferndale Public Works Scheduled for Thurs. May 19th, 1-5PM

Come celebrate National Public Works Week by exploring some of the equipment used by our Public Works crew. Join us for Touch-a-Truck Thursday, May 19th, 1pm-5pm at Pioneer Park (2004 Cherry St). Climb around in a dump truck, backhoe or street sweeper and learn more about the exciting world of public works. For more information, contact Communications Officer Riley Sweeney at (360) 685-2353 or email at


Announcing Ferndale Parks 2022 Summer of Fun

Ferndale Announces 2022 Summer of Fun Parks Activities

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

“I know everyone is ready to cut loose and have fun in the parks this year,” 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.

Here is the full slate of activities:

Food Truck Fridays will be held on the first Friday of each summer month (June 3rd, July 1st, August 5th and September 2nd) at Pioneer Village, next to Star Park. Food trucks from around Whatcom County will be selling hot meals starting at 5:30 p.m.

In addition, there will be interactive entertainment at each Food truck event. June’s event will include a performance by the Bellingham Circus Guild on the Pioneer Park stage. July’s event will include several croquet courses for play throughout the evening and August’s event will feature a performance by swamp rock and Americana band Pacific Twang.

Music in the Park. Are you ready to rock? Join Ferndale for three live concerts on the Pioneer Village stage this summer starting at 6 p.m. Food trucks will also be on site selling meals for concert attendees.

Saturday, June 11th – The Walrus. This Bellingham-based classic rock band brings the hits of the Beatles, Queen, Led Zepplin, Tom Petty, Heart and more to life with their lively vocals and rich musical arrangements. If you are looking for a classic fun pop band – don’t miss The Walrus!

Saturday, July 9th – Blistered Earth. We are proud to welcome the DEFINITIVE Metallica Tribute Band to the Pioneer Village Stage. Experience the raw energy and showmanship, as Blistered Earth pays its respects to the one of the greatest heavy metal bands of all time.

Friday, July 22nd – Baby Cakes. This Bellingham-based powerhouse band provides a luxurious joyride through the golden age of American Soul, Funk and R&B. Their unique mix of male and female lead vocals, as well as full horn and rhythm section, will have you dancing in your seats!

Flicks in the Park. Grab your blanket or comfortable camping chair and come on down to Pioneer Park when the sun goes down for a feature film. The movie starts a little after 9 p.m. when it gets dark enough to see the film.

June 17th – Encanto. Get swept away by the Pixar magic of this multi-generational tale of magical gifts, family and toe-tapping music that we guarantee will be stuck in your head forever. (Rated PG)

June 24th – Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure. Do you like time travel? How about Keanu Reeves? What about the power of epic rock music to heal the space-time continuum? Don’t take it from us, come on down and enjoy this classic comedy so that we all can be excellent to each other. (Rated PG)

July 8th – Spider-Man: No Way Home. Say you are your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man and you have accidentally released your secret identity to the world. What do you get? A wizard to fix it, obviously. When Dr. Strange’s spell goes awry, Spider-Man must enlist help to try and fix everything. Superhero thrills at their finest.  (Rated PG-13)

Field Games, July 16th at 1 p.m. at VanderYacht Park. Sack races, tug-o-war, toss the water balloon and more. All the classic field games from your favorite summer camp are alive and well at VanderYacht park. Run, jump and frolic with these great events and then get hosed down by a real fire truck at the end of the event, courtesy of Whatcom Fire District 7.

Yoga in the Park, Aug 13th at 10 a.m. in Pioneer Village. Stretch, reach and flex in the comfort of the beautiful Pioneer Village. Join our yoga instructor, courtesy of Flow Motion, for a relaxing morning in the park on a sunny Saturday. The perfect thing to help you Namaste healthy and flexible.

As always, Ferndale parks events are free and open to the public. More information is available at or by contacting Recreation Coordinator Riley Sweeney at or (360) 685-2353.