Welcome to the WPRF

  • Mission

    Our goal is to leave an invaluable legacy of parks, trails and recreation for the benefit of future generations living in Whatcom County.

    Our directors are citizens dedicated to upholding the value of parks, trails and recreation. Ex-Officio members represent all of the city parks departments and park districts in Whatcom County, including Bellingham, Lynden, Blaine, Northwest Park District and Whatcom County Parks and Recreation.

  • Our Role

    The Whatcom Parks and Recreation Foundation (WPRF) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. It was established in 1989 by a small group of people dedicated to upholding the value of parks, trails, and recreational opportunity in Whatcom County.

    Through education and fundraising, the foundation facilitates donations of cash, materials and real or personal property for parks, trails and recreation development.

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  • Featured Project: Josh Vander Yacht Memorial Park

    Washington State Trails Conference

    The Vander Yacht family is raising funds to improve their son's memorial park and add a new memorial stone to honor additional children. More »

  • Help Plan the Future of Whatcom County Parks and Open Space

    Get Out And Play!

    Lend your voice to help shape the future of County Parks and Recreation programs, trails and facilities over the next six to twenty years. More »

  • Featured Trail Project: Huckleberry Ridge to Raptor Ridge

    Huckleberry Ridge to Raptor Ridge Trail

    The Whatcom County Backcountry Horsemen are raising funds to help construct a new connector trail on Chuckanut Mountain to connect Huckleberry Ridge to Raptor Ridge. More »


  • Support your local parks and trails- become a member.

    By joining the WPRF you are supporting special projects and programs that enhance parks, trails, and recreational opportunities throughout Whatcom County. We thank our members by providing them a number of membership benefits.

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