Urban Trees

Community Gardens

Climate Resiliency

The Greenways 5 Levy Campaign has ended. The Greenways 5 Levy was approved by Bellingham voters with about 67% of the vote! Thank you for supporting this campaign and the Greenways Program. This website is being preserved to inform Bellingham about the origins of the levy and to help maintain a record of the campaign.

Vote YES for the Greenways 5 Levy this November. A YES vote for Proposition 2 continues a popular property tax measure, in place since 1990, to fund Greenways.

Greenways Past Accomplishments

  • Over 250,000 Volunteer Hours Organized
  • Galbraith Mountain Easement
  • Waypoint Park
  • Wharf Street Trestle
  • Maritime Heritage Park
  • Chuckanut Community Forest
  • King/Queen Mt Open Space
  • Hoag’s Pond
  • Cornwall Park Right of Way
  • North Samish Hill Open Space
  • Bay to Baker Trail
  • Little Squalicum Park
  • Connelly Creek Nature Area
  • Central Samish Hill Park
  • Big Rock Park
  • Lookout Mt Trailhead & Park
  • Interurban Trail

See more with the Greenways Storymap

  • Over 75,000 Native Trees and Shrubs Planted
  • Cordata Community Park
  • East Bakerview Park Property
  • Pier at Little Squalicum Park
  • Fairhaven Village Green
  • Squalicum Creek Park
  • South Bay Trail
  • Northridge Park
  • Padden Creek Gorge
  • Lower Padden Creek Trail
  • Klipsun Trail
  • Railroad Trail
  • Taylor Street Dock
  • Fort Bellingham/Marine Drive
  • Julianna Park
  • Cordata/Bear Creek Greenway
  • Woodstock Farm

The Greenways 5 Levy Will

  • Develop public trails and parks to create an equitable Greenways system accessible to everyone
  • Complete linkages and build new connections to create a pedestrian and bicycle trail network throughout and between our neighborhoods
  • Secure funding to maintain and restore our parks, trails, and open spaces
  • Provide funds to increase our community’s climate resiliency
  • Ensure appropriate development and ecological restoration of acquired parks, open spaces, and wildlife corridors
  • Increase and maintain Bellingham’s urban tree canopy
  • Continue Bellingham’s 33-year Greenways legacy

Our continued investment in Greenways will be at a rate of $0.41 per $1,000 assessed valuation, down from the initial (2017) Greenways IV rate of $0.50. Greenways 5 will raise approximately $86 million over a period of ten years.

For more information, see the 2022-2026 Greenways Strategic Plan (PDF).

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