Main Picnic Shelter - Hovander Park

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Fill out a Reservation Request Form

To Cancel a Reservation

Call 360-778-5850 or email


This 30'x60' covered picnic area is surrounded by open fields and near the historic orchard. The capacity is 150 guests. Hovander Homestead Park.


Hours change based on sunset time and are posted at the park entrance and at the parking lot.


  • Stone Fireplace (firewood available)
  • 20 Picnic tables
  • Two 3'x3' Grills (1 wood, 1 briquette)
  • Electric Stovetop
  • Electrical Outlets
  • Sinks with Running Water
  • Additional items available for a fee include:
    • Portable BBQ Grill
    • Volleyball Set
    • Stock Tubs for beverages

Daily Rental Rates

Whatcom County Residents: $295
Non-Residents: $315
Non-Refundable Reservation Fee: $13

Optional Add-On Fees

Alcohol Use Fee: $60
Waste Removal Fee: $20
Additional 100 People (250 max total): $100
Portable BBQ Grill: $85
Sports Equipment: $10
Stock Tubs: $5/each
Inflatable Bounce House: $75 (call 360-778-5850 for additional requirements)
Hovander Main Picnic Shelter Interior
Hovander Main Picnic Shelter Grills
Hovander Main Picnic Shelter Stove Top
Hovander Main Picnic Shelter Sinks
Hovander Picnic Areas Map Detail
  1. Directions & Parking
  2. FAQ's


5299 Nielsen Road
Ferndale, WA 98248


From I-5 (North or South)
Take I-5 Exit 262
Turn west onto Main Street, toward downtown Ferndale
Immediately after the railroad underpass make a sharp left onto Hovander Road
Turn right onto Nielsen Avenue and follow the signs to Hovander Park


The Main Picnic Shelter has a dedicated parking area on the grass to the north of the shelter. Overflow parking is in the main Hovander parking lot.