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Big news today for Hovander Homestead Park visitors

Hovander Homestead Park during mid-November 2021 flooding disaster (2021). Photo: Whatcom County Parks & Recreation

FERNDALE, Wash. — Officials with Whatcom County Parks and Recreation announced today, Friday, May 6th, all park areas of Hovander Homestead Park that have been closed since November 2021 due to flood damage have been reopened.

Hovander Park is now open to the public. This includes all park areas, trails, bathrooms and parking areas. The Fragrance Garden at Tennant Lake is also open. The Boardwalk Trail does still remain closed, as well as the playgrounds.Whatcom County Parks and Recreation (May 6, 2022)

Damage caused to the park include damage to roads, trails, parking lots, playgrounds, fencing, grounds, turf, utilities and buildings.

Parks and Recreation officials say on their website that the Tennant Lake Interpretive Center received extensive interior damage and is expected to remain closed to reservations through the end of 2022.

The boardwalk at Tennant Lake is currently closed due to walkway damage and is maintained by the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife. No timeline for repair has been released yet.

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  1. Keith May 6, 2022


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