Plots Available at the Community Garden

Garden Plots Available at Ferndale Friendship Community Garden

The Ferndale Friendship Community Garden has garden plots available to rent for gardening season 2019.The garden is located behind Pioneer Park, near Star Park and the baseball fields. Yearly plot fees are sliding scale of $10 to $20, plus a $10 cleaning deposit, participation in two work days and helping maintain the garden. 

In your own garden plot you can:

·       Grow nutritious fresh food for your family

·       Learn about organic gardening

·       Reduce your food budget

·       Have fun and garden with your family

For information about obtaining a plot, contact Gloria J. Perez at 360- 223-3836 or rainglo@comcast.net.

Flicks in the Park Movie Options

Your local Ferndale Parks is taking on Flicks in the Park this year (July 12th – Pioneer Park) and we are fiercely debating which movie to show. So I wanted to get your input – which movie would you like to see? Feel free to add more options – we’re open to ideas.

 Create your own user feedback survey 

Free Mosaic Workshop for Library Art Installation this Sat.

Looking for some creative fun in Ferndale to get you through the winter?

Join mosaic artist Debbie Dickinson at a Ferndale Arts Commission sponsored community art project. We’ll work together to create elements of a mosaic garden to be installed by Debbie outside the library this Spring. Piece together colorful flowers and leaves using pre-made forms and supplied materials and instruction. FREE and open to all Ferndale residents. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

Workshop Details–

Dates: Saturdays, January 12th & 26th, February 9th and 23rd
Times: Drop-in any time between 9:30am and 1pm, workshop ends at 2:30. Expect to spend about an hour on a piece of the mosaic wall creation.
Location: Pioneer Pavilion at Pioneer Park (2007 Cherry Street).

Finished work will become part of the Library Mosaic Project outside of the Ferndale Library. For more information, please call Susan Duncan at (360) 685-2354.

Jan. 22nd – Ferndale Food Bank Helps Workers Impacted by Federal Shutdown

The Ferndale Food Bank, located at 1671 Main St. in Ferndale, has decided to offer a special distribution to our unpaid federal employees. The distribution will take place on Tuesday, January 22 beginning at 10 AM ending at 1 PM and then again from 5pm- 7pm. Please bring a copy of your ID and a recent Federal government paystub. They will be serving those living in our service area which includes Ferndale School District, very north bit of Bellingham and Custer.

The Ferndale Food Bank wants to reinforce with these workers that their work is important to us and we want to support them in anyway we can during this challenging time.

Please call Suzanne Nevan, the director of the Ferndale Food Bank with any additional questions at 360-223-0788 or you can email by clicking here.

Basic Emergency Preparedness Workshop Jan. 17th, 6pm

Basic Emergency Preparedness Workshop

Empower yourself and your family. Join us to learn more about what supplies and resources to have on hand when a natural or human-made disaster occurs. All are welcome. Light refreshments provided.

Ferndale Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)

Date: Thursday, January 17, 2019

Time: 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Location: Meeting Room, 

                 Ferndale Library

                 2125 Main Street

Hosted by Ferndale Community Emergency Response Team (CERT). Ferndale CERT is one of the member organizations of the FERN and working with the Ferndale Police Department. For more information, please email Gayland Gump by clicking here

Parks and Rec Activity Survey 2019

Last year, over 3,000 residents enjoyed free recreational activities in Ferndale’s parks. In 2019, we want to bring you even more great parks and rec offerings. Help us decide which events to sponsor by taking our 2019 Parks and Rec Activity Survey.

Parks and Rec Activity Survey 2019

Your responses to this survey shape what events we host and how we advertise them in 2019. The whole survey should take about six minutes to complete, we appreciate your input.

For more information or questions, please call Recreation Coordinator Riley Sweeney at (360) 685-2353 or email him by clicking here.

Town Meeting: Planning Ferndale’s Downtown Future



Town Meeting

A Visioning Workshop for a Ferndale City Center Plan

Pioneer Pavilion
2007 Cherry Street
Wednesday, Jan. 23rd, 2019 at 6pm

Western Washington University (in collaboration with the Ferndale Chamber of Commerce and the City of Ferndale) is holding a Visioning Workshop for the Downtown area. A town meeting will be held on January 23rd at 6PM in the Pioneer Pavilion. and we want your input!

We want the public’s thoughts on problems and opportunities in the Ferndale Downtown. Everything from transportation, character, habitat, parking, flood risk, parks and trails, the whole spread of options. There will be Children’s activities to bring the little ones.

WWU’s planning classes will use this feedback to propose solutions for the Downtown. The findings will be presented to the City Council and the Planning Commission later this year.

For more information, please contact Riley Sweeney, Communications Officer with the City of Ferndale at (360) 685-2353 or email him by clicking here.

Host an Event in Ferndale!

Whether you are planning a concert at our historic Pioneer Village, renting a park shelter for a family reunion or requesting to close Main Street for a festival with thousands of attendees, we are ready and excited to help you host your event in Ferndale.

We have recently updated our Parks Rentals and Special Events forms, merging them into one easy document and updating our park rental fees to make it easier than ever for your event team.

You can find the updated form and fees here. If you have any questions about the process, please contact Toni Segerman via email (click here) or phone at (360) 685-2369 with any questions.

Veterans Day Ceremony Nov. 11th Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the Great War

Veterans Day Ceremony Commemorating 100th Anniversary of the Great War

Sunday Nov. 11th, 2pm

Pioneer Pavilion Community Center

2007 Cherry Street, Ferndale

The American Legion Kulshan Post 154 and the City of Ferndale are hosting a Veterans Day ceremony at the Pioneer Pavilion Community Center (2007 Cherry Street) on November 11th at 2pm. The ceremony will pay tribute to those who have served, including a reading of Flanders Field and remarks by Mark Aamot. The ceremony will commemorate the end of World War I and the 100th anniversary of the formation of the American Legion. Whatcom Gold Star families will be in attendance. After the ceremony, refreshments will be provided courtesy of Haggen and the Veterans museum in Pioneer Park will be open for visitors.

For more information, please contact Mayor Jon Mutchler at (360) 685-2350 or jonmutchler@cityofferndale.org.

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