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Locust Beach may get new parking lot, trailhead

Joel Townsan of Bellingham pumps up his kite before going kiteboarding at Locust Beach on Bellingham Bay on Oct. 2, 2015.
Joel Townsan of Bellingham pumps up his kite before going kiteboarding at Locust Beach on Bellingham Bay on Oct. 2, 2015. The Bellingham Herald

The city of Bellingham will discuss its plans for a new trailhead and parking lot at Locust Beach on Thursday, Nov. 19.

Its Parks and Recreation Department will discuss the final design for the project at the corner of Locust Road and Marine Drive in Bellingham, as well as a project schedule and sources of funding.

The public meeting will be at 6 p.m. in the Fireplace Meeting Room in the basement of the Municipal Court Building at 625 Halleck St. in Bellingham.

The city bought the land at Locust Road and Marine Drive to serve as public access to Locust Beach.

Also referred to as Whirlwind, the beach has long been popular with kiteboarders, skimboarders and other beach-goers.

Details: Go to cob.org and type Locust Beach Trailhead into the search window.

Kie Relyea

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