In 2008 a landslide limited public access to Canyon Lake Community Forest. Whatcom County is currently working with the Whatcom Land Trust, Sierra Pacific and the Department of Natural Resources to secure an alternate access route to the park.
This project will remove the old storage barn located at the entrance to the boat launch and the current shop building. Both buildings have deteriorated supports and foundation failures. A new shop building will be constructed out of the core activity area and at a higher elevation for safety and functional purposes.
This early 1900's home is planned to be part of historical experience at South Fork Park when developed. A long-term restoration effort is underway. The initial phase is complete and included structural repairs to the farm house and machine shed. In 2017 roof repairs to both structures and further assessment of interior upgrades will be completed.
Whatcom County Parks & Recreation has applied for a state grant that combined with county funding will provide a new HVAC system at the Plantation Rifle Range. The current HVAC system was installed in 1983. We look forward to replacing the system which will reduce energy consumption and continue to allow the indoor range to be used safely by citizens, law enforcement agencies and organizations.
Silver Lake Park features a campground, lodge and day use areas. As part of ongoing renovations the campsites will receive electrical upgrades. In addition, many of the park trails, walkways and roads will be reconstructed to address improved drainage, sites distances and accessibility.