Exploring Bellingham's Hidden Gem: Waypoint Park
Hey Bellingham enthusiasts, it's Aldo from the LeVain Real Estate Team, and I'm beyond excited to take you on a virtual tour of what I believe is the city's newest crown jewel—Waypoint Park! In this video, we'll delve into the captivating transformation of a once-abandoned site into a thriving recreational haven.
First off, let me share a bit of history. Waypoint Park sits on the grounds of the former Georgia Pacific paper mill, a bustling hub for paper production back in the '80s and '90s. Fast forward to 2001, and the city decided to bid farewell to GP, making way for an incredible metamorphosis. In 2005, the city reclaimed the land, envisioning a future recreational space. But it wasn't until 2016 that construction began, clearing out old buildings and sculpting what we now know as Waypoint Park.
This gem spans an acre and a half and boasts a pump track, beachfront, and a unique 10,000 sq ft beach area, featuring the iconic 430,000-pound acid ball—a nod to the site's industrial past. The park beautifully blends modern amenities with rustic remnants, creating a nostalgic yet vibrant atmosphere.
As we explore, you'll witness the charming Trackside, a container village housing Kulshan Brewery, a true testament to Bellingham's creativity. With family-friendly vibes, live music, and food trucks, Trackside has become a local favorite. Although Trackside's hours change seasonally, the warmth and excitement remain constant.
Beyond Trackside, adventure awaits with a sprawling pump track designed for both adults and kids. For bike enthusiasts, this is a paradise in Bellingham, offering a unique alternative to Galbraith Mountain.
But the excitement doesn't stop there! Waypoint Park is evolving further, with the construction of two luxurious condo buildings set against breathtaking waterfront views. With units ranging from $600,000 to $2 million, these condos promise to be the epitome of luxury living.
Looking ahead, the future of Waypoint Park is promising. With Washington State experiencing a surge in migration, Bellingham is gearing up to welcome new residents with open arms. As a local realtor, I'm thrilled to witness our city's growth and contribute to the narrative of Bellingham's evolution.
So, whether you're a proud local or someone contemplating a move to our beautiful city, Waypoint Park is a testament to the exciting developments happening here. Reach out to us at LeVain Real Estate if you're considering a move. We're here to guide you through the vibrant landscape of Bellingham and Whatcom County. Cheers to the future and the continued growth of our beloved city! Thanks for tuning in, and I'll catch you in the next one.