Red Picnic Area ~ Hovander Park

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This picnic area is adjacent to the grass fields and close to the river. This site has a mix of sun and shade. The capacity for this site 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.


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

Daily Rental Rates
Whatcom County Residents: $75 (up to 50 people)
Non-Residents: $95 (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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Quick Links

Hovander Red Picnic Area Tables
Hovander Red Picnic Area Fire Ring
Hovander Picnic Areas Map Detail

Hovander Park CartsDid 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
  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

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