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Cordata park is getting a new playground. What do you think should go there?

Bellingham residents are invited to submit ideas on what they think should be included in the playground of the new park in the Cordata neighborhood.
Bellingham residents are invited to submit ideas on what they think should be included in the playground of the new park in the Cordata neighborhood. pdwyer@bhamherald.com

Hey, parents and kids. The city’s Parks and Recreation Department wants your ideas for a playground going into a new park in the Cordata neighborhood.

Give your input by going to the department’s Facebook page and leaving your thoughts about what kind of playground structures you’d like to see there.

The goal is to provide people with broad ideas to get them thinking as the city moves toward a design, according to Parks Director Leslie Bryson.

It’s located on the east side Cordata Parkway, between Stuart and Horton roads.

In addition to the playground, the new park will include a pump track, pickleball courts, and a spray park.

“It’s going to be really cool,” Bryson said.

In March 2015, the city bought nearly 21 acres for a little more than $3.6 million to develop into a park. The site was part of the 1950s Wilder Ranch.

The park will be built in phases.

Playground construction isn’t expected to start for nearly two years, in spring 2019.

And if you were among those who submitted names for the park – it’s called the community park at Cordata, for now – it’s official name hasn’t been selected yet.

Proposed names include Bakerview Meadows, Bear Creek Park, Wilder Community Park and a bunch of different names with the word “Cordata” in them, including Cordata Commons and Cordata Marshes Park.

Kie Relyea: 360-715-2234, @kierelyea

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