Recreation Northwest

April Claxton

April is co-founder and co-Executive Director for Recreation Northwest. She has a passion for place and loves exploring, experiencing and sharing the beauty of the pacific northwest.

Bellingham Celebrates National ParkRx Day

National Park Rx Day

Sunday, April 29th

Local Celebration at Fairhaven Park

10:00 am at the Upper Shelter

A variety of guided walks in the Fairhaven Park Woods:

Exploration, Mindfulness and Forest Bathing

$10 Suggested donation



Partnering with doctors and other healthcare providers to prescribe time outdoors, Parkscriptions connects patients with positive outdoor experiences for healthier lifestyles and… Continue reading

Recreation Economy round-up – December 2017

Here’s a re-cap of some of the noteworthy recreation economy stories from the past month. 

Superfeet takes another big step, and that means more jobs in Ferndale The Ferndale-based manufacturer announced this week that it will begin production of custom-fit recovery slides, or the sandals people put on after a run. The company also announced it is partnering with… Continue reading

2017 Summit Speakers and Topics

Keynote Speakers:

Jon Snyder is the first ever Policy Advisor on Outdoor Recreation and Economic Development to Governor Jay Inslee. Snyder grew up in Spokane and graduated from The Evergreen State College. He later worked on the Spokane City Council where he promoted the expansion of urban biking and walking trails. He was also founder and publisher of Out There… Continue reading