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Bloedel Donovan Park

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A great park for families for picnicking, swimming, and play. Spacious lawns, sandy beaches, a... read more

Reviewed 6 November 2018
Lorraine D
Vancouver, Washington
Fun Sun and Water

Visited for a picnic with granddaughter. Nice waters edge, grassy picnic grounds and nice... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2018
Norman S
Bellingham, Washington
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Reviewed 6 November 2018

A great park for families for picnicking, swimming, and play. Spacious lawns, sandy beaches, a playground, a clubhouse and changing rooms for swimmers. It is one of Bellingham's favorite parks.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Lorraine D
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Visited for a picnic with granddaughter. Nice waters edge, grassy picnic grounds and nice playground.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Norman S
Reviewed 15 May 2018

We enjoyed an evening grilling and relaxing with friends here. Being a weekend, it was somewhat crowded, but we were able to find some suitable tables near the beach. Lovely weather and the lake is soothing to view in the evening.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank JPMama
Reviewed 1 October 2017

We were out sightseeing and came across this lovely park. Great beach access to the lake. Would also be a great place to picnic.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Tammie663
Reviewed 13 September 2017

It's nice to cool off at Bloedel Donovan, but it's also super crowded and loud in the summer. If you can snag a spot early, it's a good place to hang out.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank devirow
Reviewed 19 July 2017

Love that I can take our kids to the beach & swim on hot days. There's always something going on at Bloedel Donovan Park all year round!!

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Martha1105
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

There's a large swimming area a boat launch and an area for puppies as well. Great spot for a picnic or to launch a canoe and spend the day on the water.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Aline E
Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

I stopped by this park looking to go for a walk. There was clearly a lot of space to so on a 'normal day.. this day part of the park was closed off, like much of the parling lot was blocked. Still, the water looked...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank CM_G279
Reviewed 26 April 2017

Pack your swimsuit and grab your water wings. This park is popular on a hot day! Beach Volleyball courts, kids playground, picnic areas, grass laws, boat launch from parking lot and areas to rent for special occasions. The young adults and kids like to jump...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Heather W
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Bloedel Donovan is one of the "go-to" summer places for local families. It has a lakefront for swimming, a large and well maintained climbing structure for kids and volley ball nets. There are trails for hiking right across the street and clean bathrooms that are...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank JoAnn V
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Jim A
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Response from Aline E | Reviewed this property |
This is a free park!
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Response from Jboyd360 | Reviewed this property |
There's an off leash area available in the morning.