CITY PARK AND MILLION SMILES PLAYGROUND
The playground features a tot lot, climbing wall, swings, jungle gym, a castle maze, and a 35ft.tall tree house with a slide.City Park is also known as Million Smiles Playground Park. This Lynden Park has been a place of enjoyment for decades, located north of downtown Lynden; you can hike, skip rocks in Fishtrap Creek and picnic with friends and family. Lynden City Park playgrounds has been around for generations and after so many years of wear and tear, the community joined together in the spring of 2006 to build a new playground “Million Smiles”. This playground was designed, built, and funded by the hundreds of Community Volunteers, in a matter of 9 days. Other Park amenities include 4 lighted Tennis Courts, A Pickleball Court, A Basketball Court, the Beginning of the Jim Kaemingk Sr. City Trail, Fish Trap Creek, Group Shelters, and multiple picnic tables throughout the park for visitors to come and picnic with their families.
Bender Family Recreational Park (Bender Fields) is a 56 acre ball field complex featuring 21 acres of open space, soccer fields, lacrosse field, 35 acres of softball, and youth baseball fields. The Jim Kaemingk Sr. City Trail goes through the complex, beginning at Bender Rd to Aaron Dr. There is a 1 acre fenced enclosed “Off Leash” Dog Park in the southeast corner of the complex as well. Also available at Bender Fields is Picnic Shelter, Large Indoor Kitchen Facility, Picnic Tables, Bocci Ball Court, Large Playground, Concessions, and Restroom Facilities.
Originally a farm homestead in 1883 by Hans Berthusen and was built from trees grown on the farm, Hans and and his wife Lida prepared a will so that following their deaths in 1943 and 1944 their entire 236 acres were given to the people of the city of Lynden to enjoy. Berthusen Park provides picnic areas, group shelters, playground activities, a beautiful old forest for hiking, Antique Tractor Club displays, a historic barn with equipment on display, Lynden Airplane Flying Club, Lynden Shotgun Club and Bertrand Creek.
Patterson Park is named after Colonel James Alexander Patterson, the first white settler in Lynden. With a gorgeous view of Mt. Baker and the Twin Sister Mountains, this park features a 9 hole Disc Golf Course, a nice picnicking area and walking/jogging paths. Patterson Park is approx. 2 acres, with an additional 2 acres for the disc golf course. Future development of a Nature Trail, Wildlife Viewing Platform and Picnic Shelters are hoped to be developed as well.