Go jump in the lake on New Year’s Day

Bellingham Parks and Recreation Department hosts the annual free Padden Polar Dip on New Year’s Day at Lake Padden.

Start the New Year off right with a brisk walk or run around Lake Padden at 11 a.m., followed by the dip at noon sharp. Walkers, runners and swimmers should show up at the Lake Padden bath house about 10:45 a.m.

There will be snacks, patio heaters and heated showers for everyone exiting the water. The lake is chilly, so it’s recommended that parents with children 10 or younger consult a physician before entering the water.

Details: Lance Romo, 360-778-7000 or Lromo@cob.org.