Special Event - Application Process

Application Process

*Complete Special Event Applications must be submitted at least 90 days prior to the event date.

Step 1: Determine Event Date and Location
Whatcom County Parks have a variety of parks, trails and facilities available for your event. For a complete list of available spaces, click here. These are available on a first come, first serve basis. Applications for 2019 can be submitted as early as December 1st of 2018.

Step 2: Submit Application and Supplemental Information
A complete application must include:

  1. Special Event Application
  2. $50 non-refundable application fee
  3. Detailed Site Map - Click Here for maps to use. (Sample)
  4. Plan of Operation


Please mail your application fee to:

Whatcom County Parks & Recreation
3373 Mount Baker Highway
Bellingham, WA 98226
Applications must be complete before they can be reviewed. Please note that completing the application and paying the application fee does not guarantee approval of your event.