We promote outdoor recreation and bring people together to enjoy, preserve and improve the places where we play.
Join us on the Path Forward
As Stewards of Fairhaven Park we are committed to improving the trails and connecting our values of conservation and recreation.
Visit the page for park maps, a schedule of guided walks and to sign-up for volunteer work parties.
You can help your neighbors right here in Whatcom County enjoy the increased physical, mental, emotional and community health benefits of time spent outdoors.
Please help us create the foundation of the Parkscriptions program and build a more health Whatcom. You investment will help fund the challenging task of creating the online database and materials used by healthcare providers and the public.
Saturday, September 16th, 2017
Get Hooked on the Bellingham Traverse, a fun relay race that celebrates the journey of wild salmon. Families, friends and local companies form Chinook (solo), Coho (tandem) and CHUM (relay teams) to run, bike and paddle through Bellingham’s scenic parks, winding trails and open waterways.
Have fun with your friends and compete with the best–everyone is welcome to participate in this beloved community event. Celebrate your accomplishment with a pint of Traverse Ale at the Boundary Bay Brewery Finish Line! The Traverse supports the Stewardship Programs of Recreation Northwest.
May 13th, 2017 – Kulshan Quest – Bellingham, WA
May 14th, 2017 – Bellingham Swimrun – Bellingham, WA
September 30th, 2017 – Island Quest – Orcas Island, WA
Track them on the Quest Adventure Races Facebook page. Watch videos and get updates from the race!
See you in October
We are proud to announce the release of Economic Impact of Outdoor Recreation in Whatcom County, Washington. The study shows the Contribution by Outdoor Recreational Expenditures, Recreation Business Economy and Ecosystem Services in Recreational Lands. More details.
Economic Contribution of Outdoor Recreation to Whatcom County
Recreation Industry Professionals check out our Outdoor Recreation SUMMIT.
Bring your friends and family to check out the Recreation Northwest EXPO.
Explore Washington’s outdoor recreation opportunities to find new ways to get outside and play.
FREE Admission to come to this exciting annual event.