Our current Parking Lot holds 30 cars.

With the  Galbraith Easements secured and access guaranteed forever, the WMBC has assembled an all-star team of professionals and we've been working hard on a new parking  expansion design and implementation plan on Samish Way.  Our goal is to greatly increase safety for all trail users (especially after-school bike clubs), road cyclists on Samish Way and drivers entering /exiting the parking lot.

We are entering the permitting phase with the City and County this Spring with the intended construction to take place in September 2021.  The estimated cost of the new parking lot is $398,000.  We're 3/4 of the way there with over $301k raised so far from 501 donors, but we still NEED the rest of our community and local businesses to step up and help us raise the remaining funds.

A huge thank you to the Rotary Club of Bellingham for kickstarting our capital campaign for the parking lot expansion with their extremely generous donation of $86,000!!

Donor Levels:  We need your help!


Key Parking Lot Design Elements:

  • 140 Parking stalls

  • 10 x 19’ long stalls to accommodate longer vehicles and bike racks

  • 2 Vault toilets

  • Kiosk with maps and Information

  • Crosswalk across Samish Way

  • Access will be directly across from Galbraith Lane

  • Trail access into Lake Padden Park


Our Team of professionals includes:

  • Barry Dikeman - General Manager, RAM Construction

  • JP Slagle – Civil Engineer, Freeland and Associates

  • Jon Hansen – Geotechnical Engineer, Associated Earth Sciences

  • Ed Miller and Liliana Hansen – Wetland Biologist, Miller Environmental

  • Jed Sims and Jeremy Disch – Surveyors, Powertek Engineers

  • Shane Kelling – Machine Operator, RAM Construction

  • Chris Luna – Masonry Bathroom, Construction by Champion

  • Kyle Salisbury – Vault Toilets and Concrete curb stops, Granite Pre-cast

  • Mark Lee – Legal, Brownlie, Wolf and Lee

  • Josh Neyman - Project Manager, Bellingham Parks and Recreation



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