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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!

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.


Runners and Zombies Needed for the October 7th Zombie 5K Fun Run – Register Today!

On October 7, 2023, unleash your inner survivor and join us for Ferndale’s first Zombie 5k Fun Run!

It is sure to be a thrilling adventure that is open to EVERYONE – whether you’re a seasoned pro, new to the track, a dedicated jogger, a leisurely walker, or a zombie shuffler.

If you’re feeling a bit undead yourself, there’s a unique opportunity to register as a zombie and join the horde!

Grab your friends, family, and fellow survivors and register by September 30th to choose your role: survivor or zombie. Let’s show that every step, shuffle, and sprint counts!

Registration: Ferndale Zombie 5k Fun Run

Arts Commission Brings New Sculpture to Griffintown Park

Arts Commission Brings New Sculpture to Griffintown Park

Yesterday, the Ferndale Public Works crew installed the newest piece of Ferndale art in Griffintown Park (5786 Second Avenue) down near Edaleen Dairy. Standing fourteen feet tall, this piece is designed by local artist and former Bellingham Technical College welding instructor Don Anderson. His pieces, which have previously been displayed in Ferndale, are nature-inspired abstract metal sculptures. This piece, originally titled “New Hope”, was offered to the City at half price by the artist and fits with the art and other installations at Griffintown Park. The sculpture cost the City $10,000 and was already included as part of the Arts Commission’s annual budget.

“I’m grateful to see the work of the Arts Commission continue to serve and enrich our community so thoughtfully, and excited to see this sculpture contribute to the artistic landscape of our city,” said City Councilmember and liaison to the Arts Commission Ali Hawkinson.

The Ferndale Arts Commission hosts dozens of free community arts events, and brings murals, sculptures and music to Ferndale. To learn more about bringing art to Ferndale, the public is invited to join the Ferndale Arts Commission, which meets on the second Wednesday of every month at City Hall at 5PM. More information about the commission is available here.

Ferndale Paper Airplane Derby Set for Feb. 4th, 10AM-1PM

Ferndale Paper Airplane Derby Set for Feb. 4th, 10AM-1PM

Join the City for the first parks event of 2023, a free paper airplane derby on Saturday, Feb. 4th from 10AM-1PM at the Pioneer Pavilion (2007 Cherry St).

There will be materials and instructions to make several different designs of paper airplanes (everything from the jumbo glider to a paper airplane TIE fighter) and then participants can compete for distance and accuracy or even fly their plane in our make-shift wind tunnel.

Come out for this perfect rainy Saturday activity. Snacks included, all ages and abilities welcome.

For more information, please contact Recreation Coordinator Riley Sweeney at or (360) 685-2353.