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Lake Padden Park is a great place for a family outing. It has a very nice Off Leash area for dogs... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bellingham, Washington
A Hidden Gem that is not so Hidden

I live about 60 miles south of Lake Padden and never been here before until yesterday. All I have... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Elizabeth C
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This 900 acre park offers several miles of walking and biking trails.
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4882 South Samish Way, Bellingham, WA 98229-3444
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Lake Padden Park is a great place for a family outing. It has a very nice Off Leash area for dogs, Separate one for small dogs. Safe swimming area, picnic area and easy access to relaxed fishing the kids love. Toss a bobber and worm...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I live about 60 miles south of Lake Padden and never been here before until yesterday. All I have to say is I wish that I had gone sooner. I was a bit skeptical of the crowds before going because I went yesterday (4th of...More

Thank Elizabeth C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lake Padden is a beautiful place to relax and play. There is ample parking throughout, and a nice playground for small children. There is also a nice walking path around the lake, with picnic tables placed periodically near the water. This park seems to be...More

1  Thank J0n1315
Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

Lake padden is beautiful but, people do not leash their dogs consistently. The main loop around the lake requires dogs to remain leashed by law. Signs are posted throughout the park as a reminder to dog owners. I am disabled and my dog is a...More

Thank morecoffee2
Reviewed 17 January 2018

Lake Padden has something for everyone! I like to walk my dog around the lake, which isn't too far and generally has excellent trails. My kids like to ride their bikes or play on the playground, and my husband likes to kayak around the lake....More

2  Thank LandL F
Reviewed 2 December 2017

Lake Pden Park is a wonderful oasis in the city of Bellingham There is a swim beach, playground, places to play soccer, baseball, etc.......Nice rest rooms......There are places to change clothes.......and a golf course as you enter the park. It is used by everyone and...More

Reviewed 28 November 2017

Great place to run/walk/bike, especially in the summer. Great for taking the whole family, although it can get a little bit crowded on weekends and evenings, if the weather is really nice.

1  Thank Jeff B
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

Love this park. Always a good walk (2.6 miles around the lake) as well as offering tennis (2 courts), picnicking, grates for cooking, swimming, paddle boarding lessons as well as sail boarding lessons and ducks and geese to feed. If you want a dog park,...More

1  Thank Cheryl3223
Reviewed 9 November 2017

Bellingham is a wonderful city to walk in, and Lake Padden is the best place in Bellingham to walk. I am a senior citizen and not overly athletic, but love to walk at Padden. Conveniently, it is one tenth of a marathon in length. A...More

1  Thank Ron B
Reviewed 23 October 2017

This lake is very popular place for strolling and riding bikes. There's a dog park attached to it, so there's a bit for everyone.

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