Water Tower Picnic Area ~ Hovander Park

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This picnic area sits adjacent to the grass fields and the small playground and features a 20'x20' canopy. The site is mostly sunny with some shade trees. The capacity is 50 people. Learn more about Hovander Homestead Park.  

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


  •  20'x20' Canopy
  •  8 Picnic Tables
  •  3'x3' Grill (briquette)
  •  Water Spigot
  • 110 Electrical for basic use (i.e. phone charging, music player) (must provide your own 50' extension cord)
  • Additional items available for a fee include: 
    • Volleyball Set
    • Stock Tubs for beverages

Daily Rental Rates
Whatcom County Residents: $80 (up to 50 people)
Non-Residents: $100 (up to 50 people)
Non-Refundable Reservation Fee: $13

Optional Add-On Fees
Alcohol Use Fee: $60
Waste Removal Fee: $20
Sports Equipment: $10
Stock Tubs: $10/each

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Hovander Water Tower Picnic Area Tent
Hovander Water Tower Picnic Area Tables
Hovander Water Tower Picnic Area Playground
Hovander Picnic Areas Map Detail

Hovander Park Carts

Did You Know?

Wheeled carts are available to transport supplies to your picnic site. The carts are located by the building to the left of the ranger office as you head into the park.

  1. Directions & Parking
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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 RoadTurn right onto Nielsen Avenue and follow the signs to Hovander Park

Free parking for the Water Tower Picnic Area is in the main Hovander parking lot.