Everyday fun: Play at Whatcom parks, watch for ferry, orcas

Newly completed improvements at Squalicum Creek Park, located between Birchwood and Columbia neighborhoods at 1001 Squalicum Way, across from West Street, are already popular with Bellingham residents. Amenities include a playground with a zip line, a skateboard feature for small children, a large picnic shelter that can be reserved, a loop trail, additional parking, a stair connection to Bay to Baker Trail, and a lighted basketball court.