While the construction of the new Birch Bay Community Park is still a couple of years in the future, there’s been some good news regarding funding for the $4.4 million park. State legislators approved a $1 million grant as part of the state’s capital budget. While the Whatcom County Council has already approved the Master Plan for the park, it’s likely that construction won’t begin until 2020 or later and the current Birch Bay Drive and Pedestrian Facility Project will need to be completed first.
The planned park will make use of the 4.1 aces purchased in 2014 at 7930 Birch Bay Drive (the land is currently used for the majority of the Birch Bay events). The park will feature 124 parking spaces, public restrooms, beach access, and picnic tables.