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Posted on: August 14, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Excessive heat forecast for Whatcom County through Tuesday 8/15/23

The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning for parts of Whatcom County and a heat advisory for other parts of the county through Tuesday (8/15). Some areas are expected to reach the low 90s on Monday and Tuesday.

It's important to stay cool and hydrated during hot weather! You can visit a cooling center or splash park to cool off. See our list of Whatcom County locations below for a spot near you. 

More information and resources:
Whatcom County:
City of Bellingham:

Public Buildings with Regular Hours

  • Bellis Fair Mall, One Bellis Fair Parkway, Bellingham, WA, 98226

    • Open 11AM-8PM

  • Sportsplex Arena, 1225 Civic Field Way, Bellingham, WA, 98229

    • Open 7AM-9PM

  • EWRRC 8251 Kendall Rd Maple Falls 98266

    • Open Until 7PM Monday, Tuesday 9AM-4PM

  • North Fork Library 7506 Kendall Rd, Maple Falls, WA 98266

    • CLOSED MONDAY, Open Tuesday 10AM-8PM

  • Deming Library 5044 Mt Baker Hwy, Deming, WA 98244

    • Open 10AM-8PM

Splash parks

  • Fairhaven Park, 107 Chuckanut Drive N, Bellingham, WA, 98225

  • Cornwall Park, 3424 Meridian St, Bellingham, WA, 98225

  • Cordata Park, 4510 Cordata Pkwy, Bellingham, WA, 98226

Parks with notable shade

  • Cornwall Park, 3424 Meridian St, Bellingham, WA, 98225

  • Whatcom Falls Park, 1401 Electric Ave, Bellingham, WA, 98229

  • Sehome Hill Arboretum, 600 25th St, Bellingham, WA, 98225

  • Columbia Valley Park 7916 Santa Fe Trail, Maple Falls, WA

Parks on the water

  • Teddy Bear Cove

  • Clark's point

  • Boulevard Park

  • Zuanich Park

  • Marine Park

  • Larrabee State Park

  • Whatcom Falls Park

  • Silverlake

  • Deming Nooksack River 3685 Mt Baker Hwy

  • Douglas Fir Campground

  • Southfork Park

  • Acme River Access


  • WTA fixed-route city buses; currently running FREE FARE DAYS to coincide with the Northwest Washington Fair in Lynden. 50% are equipped with air conditioning. 

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