Red Picnic Area - Hovander Park

This picnic site area sits adjacent to the grass fields and close to the barnyard animals and playground. The capacity for this area is 50 people, but can accommodate up to 100 with approval from Whatcom County Parks.


  • 4 Tables
  • Open Fire Ring
  • 18-inch Grill
  • Water Spigot
  • Additional items available for a fee include: 
    • Portable BBQ Grill
    • Volleyball Set 
    • Stock Tubs for beverages

Daily Rental Rate:

Whatcom County Residents: $75 up to 50 people
Non Residents: $95 up to 50 people
Non-Refundable Reservation Fee: $13

Add-on Fees:

Additional People (51 - 100): $50 approval required
Alcohol Use Fee: $60  
Waste Removal Fee: $20
Sport Equipment Rental: $10 / set or item
Portable BBQ Grill: $85 / day


5299 Nielsen Road
Ferndale, WA 98248


  1. From I - 5 take the Ferndale exit #262.
  2. Turn west on Main Street. Immediately after the railroad underpass turn left.
  3. Turn right on Nielson Avenue and follow the signs to the park.


Click to check availability or request reservationReservation Button
Or call (360) 778-5850 for assistance

For detailed Park Information click HERE

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