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Welcome to the team, Sydney and Shekinah!

We are excited to announce that we have recently hired two new Youth Program Assistants, Sydney Foster and Shekinah Bowers. You will see them playing with kids at our after school enrichment programs, organizing children activities at our events, and they will also be working in our summer camps. In addition, they will be assisting our coordinators with various tasks around the office. We are thrilled to have them on board and cannot wait for them to start making a positive impact on our community. Please join us in welcoming Sydney and Shekinah to our team!

Here is a little about them in their own words:

Sydney Foster

My name is Sydney Foster, I am so excited for my opportunity to be working with BBBPRD2!

I've lived in Washington for about 3 years and absolutely love it!

I am a huge musical theatre nerd and love spending my free time singing, dancing, and acting. As well as hanging out with my family and two dogs.

I'm excited to get to know everyone!

Shekinah Bowers

Hi! I am super excited to be a part of Blaine- Birch Bay Park and Recreation District 2 team. 

I will be assisting with the youth program.

A little about myself:

I have lived in Whatcom county for 10 years. On my free time I enjoy roller blading around Blaine, bike riding and spending time in my garden. My favorite thing to do over all is spend time with my 3 year old daughter.

I am thankful to be a part of the community and I am looking forward to getting to know all the wonderful people that participate in the activities set up by BBBPRD2.

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Picnic at the Playground 2024 is right around the corner!

Picnic at the Playground is returning to Blaine Marine Park for another year! 

Join your Park and Rec department and local organizations on Saturday, May 18 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for a day of outdoor play, games, crafts, and delicious food. Chuckanut Bay Rugby will offer TWO free rugby clinics: 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., kids K-5th will get to try rugby in a safe and fun environment, and kids 6th-12th will get their turn from 12:30 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. Registration is not required. Just show up and play!

The Cubscouts will be back again with their tug of war at 11 a.m., 12:15 p.m., and 1:30 p.m. and more fun activities for kids of all ages.

Birch Bay Bible Community Preschool will provide crafts and games for the little ones. 

And of course, your Park and Rec will have even more games and activities for all! 

Kona Ice will be on site with their famous shaved ice, and we'll be selling hotdogs, chips, and refreshments. 

Plus, our little red bus will be available as a free shuttle to and from the Spring Block Party in downtown Blaine. 

Don't miss out on this fun-filled event for the whole family!

Saturday, May 18, 2024, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Blaine Marine Park

Free, No Registration Required.

Birch Bay 5K Fun Run 2024

Join us on a fun run from the Birch Bay Activity Center to Beach Cat Brewery. Registration fee includes a medal and t-shirt. First 50 adults registered get a beer token! Kids and pets are free, but we do have a $5 pet option that includes a bandana.

Register before May 16 to get a free shirt!

Friday, May 31, 2024

6 p.m. to 7 p.m. (Shuttle runs until 8 p.m.)

Start at Birch bay Activity Center


Register for the Birch Bay 5K Fun Run 2024

Stargazing 101

Are you curious about what lies beyond our atmosphere?

Join the Whatcom Association of Celestial Observers for a captivating evening of learning and discovery! Our class will guide you through the wonders of the local sky, with a presentation if the weather is not ideal. And if the weather is clear, the class may run beyond 10 p.m. for those who are truly passionate about the sky. Best of all, this event is completely free! But please register in advance so we can prepare for your arrival. Don't miss this opportunity to explore the mysteries of the night sky with fellow enthusiasts!

Friday, May 17, 2024

8 p.m. to 10 p.m. (or later if the sky is clear)

Birch Bay Activity Center

Free. Registration necessary.

Sign up for Stargazing 101

Build a Fairy Garden

Let's make a fairy garden with local artist Kim Morris!

On Saturday, May 18, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., join us at the Birch Bay Activity Center and build a fairy garden with us! All materials are included in the cost. You are welcome to bring anything extra you would like to include in your own fairy garden

Saturday, May 18, 2024

3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Birch Bay Activity Center

8y +, $45/person

Register for the Fairy Garden Workshop

Hypertufa Pots Workshop

We invite you to join us for a hands-on workshop where we will be creating durable and long-lasting lightweight planter pots. These pots are designed to last for 10 years or longer and have the added benefit of being more resistant to freezing temperatures compared to traditional concrete pots. The workshop will take place at the Birch Bay Activity Center, providing a perfect outdoor setting for a creative and enjoyable experience. Come unleash your creativity and build your own unique planter pot with us!

Friday, May 24, 2024

4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Birch Bay Activity Center, Outdoors.

$30/person. 5y+. Registration necessary.

Register for Hypertufa Pots Workshop

Hydrodipping Class

Join us at the Birch Bay Activity Center for a fun and creative workshop where you can learn how to create beautiful marbled designs on planter pots! This outdoor event will provide a unique opportunity to unleash your artistic side while enjoying the fresh air and natural surroundings. Don't miss out on this chance to make your own one-of-a-kind marbled planter pot to adorn your home or garden. See you there!!

Thursday, June 13, 2024

5 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Birch Bay Activity Center, Outdoors.

$35/person, 6y+. Registration necessary.

Register for Hydrodipping Class

Beach Activities Resuming!

As spring and summer make their return, so do our beloved beach activities! We kicked off the season on Saturday, April 27th with a very rainy and wet Clamdigging 101 at Birch Bay State Park. Participants learned about clamming regulations, explored the different types of clams found in the area, and discovered the art of harvesting clams.

More tidepool explorations and beach activities are planned for the season: check our schedule and join us at the Birch Bay State Park!


For clamming activities, please come with shellfish license, water shoes/boots, shovel/trowel and bucket.


Meet outside the BP Heron Center at Birch Bay State Park at the time listed for each activity. Remember that you will need a day permit or Discover Pass to park at the State Park. The day fee is $10, or the annual Discover Pass is $30, both of which you can purchase at the park.

Our Outdoor Specialist and Activity Coordinator Laura Nesse

 leading a Clamming 101 session April 27th.

Low Tide Excursions at Point Whitehorn

Looking for a more extensive adventure? Join us for a guided three-to-four-hour walk at Point Whitehorn to explore and photograph marine life during low tide. Our experienced guide and amateur photographer Chloe Knight will take you to the best spots to find tide pool creatures, providing you with a unique opportunity to capture these fascinating creatures through your lens.

Friday, June 7, 2024

10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

and Sunday, July 21, 2024

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Point Whitehorn

$5/person. Registration necessary.

Learn More and Register for Low Tide Excursions

Drop in and Play!

We offer drop-in times for all your favorite sports including badminton, basketball, pickleball, and volleyball. At just $3/drop in, we have something for everyone, every day of the week.

Don't have a team? No problem! Drop in and join in on the fun.

Check our court sport schedule or ask us for more details!

IPTPA Pickleball Level 1 Certification Training

The Blaine-Birch Bay Park and Recreation District 2 is excited to announce an upcoming IPTPA Pickleball Level 1 Certification Training event tailored for players with a 3.0 Skill Level. This exclusive training session will be conducted by Coach Mark Livingston, Certified Pickleball Coach and Teaching Professional, and Seymour Rifkind, the esteemed Head of IPTPA and 2023 Inductee into the Pickleball Hall of Fame.

Join us on Saturday, June 22, at the Birch Bay Activity Center to enhance your coaching skills and learn how to guide beginner and novice players up to the 2.5 level. Attaining the Level 1 certification is a crucial step towards becoming a Certified Level 2 Teaching Professional through IPTPA.

Secure your spot for this invaluable training opportunity priced at $200 per person by signing up at

Saturday, June 22, 2024

8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Birch Bay Activity Center

$200/person. Registration necessary at

Register at

FREE Intro to Pickleball for Kids and Families!

Pickleball was played for the first time on a summer afternoon in August,1965 on Bainbridge Island here in Washington. It was created originally by three dads (and later moms) for their kids and teens. Since then, pickleball has exploded in popularity with an estimated 36 million Americans playing the game.

Pickleball – originally created as a child’s game – speaks to the child within all of us. That is why you hear laughter, fun, and joy on courts in the U.S. and now, around the world.

So, parents, bring your kids out to the Birch Bay Activity Center this summer to see what the fun is all about!

Blaine-Birch Bay Park and Recreation District 2 and Coach Mark Pickleball will be offering three FREE events for kids and families from 1-3 p.m. on June 23, July 28, and August 25.

Pickleball paddles will be available to use and all three outdoor courts at the Birch Bay Activity Center will be available. Coach Mark, BBPRD2’s teaching pro since July 2020, will be available (along with several volunteers) to provide basic instruction and an introduction to playing the game.

But the primary focus will be FUN!

Space is limited to the first 16 participants (kids and parents or caregivers).

Sunday, June 23, 2024

Sunday, July 28, 2024

Sunday, August 25, 2024

1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Birch Bay Activity Center, Outdoors

Free. Registration necessary. 

Sign up for Free Intro to Pickleball for Kids and Families

Mini-Singles Pickleball Tournament

Did you know a new tournament format was introduced in 2023 across the United States? It’s called Mini-Singles (or Skinny Singles).

When you play a game of mini-singles, you use just one-half of the court. A game of mini-singles is a great way to improve ball control, accuracy, strategy, and ability to pre-plan shots. It’s also a fun way to compete against other players and test your skills!

Blaine - Birch Bay Park and Recreation District 2 is hosting the 2nd Annual Mini-Singles Tournament on May 18 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Space is limited so sign up today!

Saturday, May 18, 2024

8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Birch Bay Activity Center, Outdoors

$10/person. Registration necessary.

Sign up for the Mini-Singles Pickleball Tournament

Workouts with Coach Mark, Beginner to Intermediate Levels

Missed out on signing up for the Intro to Pickleball sessions this Spring? No worries! Join Coach Mark for a two-hour beginner-level workout session where you'll learn all the fundamentals of pickleball. Plus, if you are a novice player (Level 2.0 and 2.5) or at an intermediate level (3.0 and 3.5), there's something for everyone.

Not sure about your skill level? Visit the ITPTA website to determine your level and come join us for an exciting and educational pickleball experience!

Sign up for a Workout with Coach Mark

Update to our Zumba® Schedule

We are excited to welcome a new (to us!) Zumba® instructor to our team of group fitness instructors here at BBBPRD2. Melissa Gonzalez will be teaching the Tuesday night Zumba® class at 6 p.m. at the Birch Bay Activity Center. Welcome, Melissa!

Our long-time instructor Celine will be covering the Saturday morning class for a little while longer. In addition to Saturdays at 9 a.m., Celine will continue with her regularly-scheduled classes on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 9 a.m.

Zumba® classes are for everybody, and every body, and one hour of fun dance fitness. It truly is a workout and a party at the same time!

We would like to take this opportunity to extend a warm thank you to Dory, who has been teaching these classes for a long time and has now moved on. We wish her all the best in her future endeavors.

Tuesdays at 6 p.m. with Melissa G.

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays at 9 a.m. with Celine

Birch Bay Activity Center

$3 drop in, no registration required.

Zumba® Instructor Training in Birch Bay

We will be hosting a Zumba® Instructor Training on Saturday, June 8, 2024 right here at the Birch Bay Activity Center. Follow the link below to learn more about becoming a licensed Zumba® instructor and sign up for the training!

Learn More and Sign Up!

Spring Bootcamps and Sessions

Our next round of bootcamps start on May 20 and will run for six weeks, ending with the school year (We know! We can't believe it either!). Whether you are an early-riser or prefer to work out in the evening, or maybe a mid-day class is more your thing, we have something for everyone!

Early Bird with Angela is a hardcore, high intensity training set to the beat of the best heart-pumping music around that takes place every Tuesday and Thursday from 6 to 6:45 a.m. at the Birch bay Activity Center.

Strength Fundamentals with Kyle focuses on building strength with the perfect introduction to proper technique and implementation of major strength movements. This class will take place every Monday and Wednesday at 12 p.m. at the Blaine Pavilion.

Blaine Evening Bootcamp with Jenn is our most popular bootcamp: whether you're a beginner or an experienced fitness enthusiast, our bootcamp is designed to challenge and inspire you. During this intensive program, you will engage in a variety of exercises and training techniques that will improve your strength, endurance, and overall fitness level in a supportive and motivating environment. This bootcamp takes place Monday and Wednesday from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Blaine Pavilion.

Register for Bootcamps

Don't forget to try our new classes!

In April, we introduced two new classes and they both received rave reviews. See what participants had to say about Adaptive Fitness and AB-solute Cardio!

"This class was very nice. My whole body was sore the next day, in a good way. I have used muscles I had not used previously."

Susie D.

"AB-solute Cardio is an incredible class for keeping up cardio and core while having a fantastic time. Angela is very easy to follow and caters the class to your needs, showing three different options so everyone can be successful and comfortable."

Katie M.

Free Basketball Clinic for 3rd to 5th graders

Join us for a weekend Basketball Clinic for 3rd to 5th graders! 

This two day clinic will help players to learn and cement basketball skills.

There will be 6 to 8 Scouts who will coach the players in shooting, defensive drills, and ending in a scrimmage to use the skills you've learned.

Brought to you by Austin as an Eagle Scout project.

Two-day clinic:

Saturday, May 25, 2024

and Sunday, May 26, 2024

10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Birch Bay Activity Center

Free, but registration is necessary.

Sign up for the Free Basketball Clinic

NEW in Blaine and Birch Bay: Rugby for kids K-12th!

We’re excited to announce two new youth rugby clinics! These 3-hour clinics will be held on June 1st for Kids K-4th and June 15 for kids 5th-12th. They will be led by Coach Chris Rowell and Coach Abbi Triou.

The clinics will cover a variety of skill drills and games to dive into the world of rugby in a safe and relaxed atmosphere. Join us for an exciting opportunity to learn, grow, and have a blast in the gym and learn the ropes of this epic sport.

Kids of all ability levels are invited to join us, even if they have never played rugby before, for this educational and fun afternoon of rugby!

Follow the link to learn all about our coaches and sign up!

Saturday, June 1, 2024 (K-5th)

Saturday, June 15, 2024 (6th-12th)

1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Birch Bay Activity Center

$25/person. Registration required.

Learn More and Sign Up for our Rugby Clinics

Even More Rugby!

Not sure you like rugby? Chuckanut Bay Rugby Club, established in Whatcom County since 1973, will be leading two completely free mini rugby sessions on Saturday, May 18, 2024 at our Picnic at the Playground event at Blaine Marine Park!

Registration is not required. Just show up at 11:30 a.m. for K-5th and 12:30 p.m. for 6th-12th and have fun playing rugby!

Saturday, May 18, 2024

11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.

Blaine Marine Park

Free, no registration required.

After School Enrichment for May

Registration is open for our After School Enrichment Classes in May. These sessions take place in the covered area of the Blaine Elementary School until 4:30 p.m. and cost only $5/child/day/. Best of all, kids get to play, create, and learn in a fun and relaxed atmosphere.

Register now!

Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. 2:50 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Blaine Elementary Covered Area. $5/child/day

Pre-registration is necessary.

Scholarships are available. For scholarships, please inquire at

Sign up For After School Enrichment

Last Teen Strength Training Session of the School Year starts on May 20!

The Teen Strength Training Camp with Coach Kyle Long is back for a new session for six weeks and classes will take place on Mondays and Wednesdays from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

This 6-week course is designed to introduce youths to the primary concepts of strength programming, with an emphasis on teaching proper gym etiquette, movement technique and methods of progressing a strength training program over time. We believe strongly that educating participants at a young age on both the benefits and the proper implementation of strength training will encourage a lifetime of healthy movement as well as athletic development for sport.

This is a great opportunity for anyone who participated in the fall program to continue building strength and movement as we transition toward spring! 

Coach Kyle brings 17 years of coaching experience to the course as well as 15 years of experience as both a professional soccer player and ultra-runner. He specializes in building strength training programs for individuals of all ages and abilities.

Every Monday and Wednesday from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. from May 20 to June 26, 2024

at the Birch Bay Activity Center

$40 for all six weeks, two times a week

Registration is necessary

Scholarships are available. For scholarships, please inquire at

Register for Teen Strength Training

Nerf Party!

Bring your Nerf Guns and we'll provide the ammunition and pads to make forts for protection. Create teams or stand as an individual against everyone in this fun

two-hour Nerf War!

Saturday, May 25, 2024

3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Birch Bay Activity Center, Outdoors. $15/person, ages 8-11. Registration necessary.

Sign up for the Nerf Party

Register for Summer Day Camps today!

WE ARE ALMOST SOLD OUT! Don't forget to sign up your kiddos for our Summer Camps! We are fully staffed and can't wait to share all the fun activities we have planned!

Summer camps will take place Mondays through Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Birch Bay State Park (Heron Center) and the Birch Bay Activity Center.

Each week is $150/child, with $25 to be paid at the time of registration and the remaining balance two weeks before the camp. Scholarships are available. Inquire at

Here's the program:

June 24 - 27: Space Camp - Birch Bay State Park - Heron Center.

Are you ready to embark on an exciting space adventure? Join our Space Camp where you'll have a blast with themed treats, games, and experiments! Our camp is perfect for aspiring astronauts who want to learn more about space. During the camp, you'll get to participate in hands-on activities and experiments that will teach you about the planets, stars, and galaxies.

July 1 - 3: Color Wars - Birch Bay State Park - Heron Center.

Are you ready to show off your true colors? Join us for the ultimate battle of colors! Get ready to participate in exciting challenges and games. Sign up now and let the battle begin!

July 8 - 11: Harry Potter - Birch Bay Activity Center - Outdoors.

Step into the enchanting world of wizardry and wonder by joining our Harry Potter themed camp! Immerse yourself in a realm of magic and adventure as you engage in exciting crafts and games inspired by the beloved series. From creating your own wands to playing Quidditch. Enroll now and let the magic begin!

July 15 - 18: Construction - Birch Bay Activity Center - Outdoors

With our Construction Camp, kids will become master builders! Our camp activities include themed games, challenges and a few projects that are both exciting and educational.

July 22 - 25: Spy Training - Birch Bay Activity Center - Outdoors

Don't miss this exciting opportunity for your child to embark on a thrilling spy adventure! Join us for an action-packed week filled with secret missions, mysterious clues, and thrilling challenges.

July 29 - Aug. 1: Outdoor Survival - Birch Bay State Park - Heron Center.

This camp is designed to teach children important survival skills while also providing an engaging outdoor experience. Activities will include learning how to build a shelter and navigate using a map and compass among other exciting games and challenges!

June 24 to August 1, 2024

Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Kids ages 5 to 12.

$150/Week (scholarships available)

Register for Summer Day Camps

Daughter's Choice Dance 2024

Thank you to everyone who came and danced the night away at our Daughter's Choice Dance: Welcome to Candyland! As always, we loved seeing our community out and all dressed up and ready to party! Thank you to Rooted by the Bay for the delicious scone bites, Pacific Building Center for sponsoring the cotton candy, The C Shop for the "free snow cone" coupons, and DJ Antonio for the party vibes! And of course all our staff and volunteers who worked hard to make sure everyone had a good time. More photos are posted on our Facebook page! Follow the link!

Find all these programs and more on our website:

Questions? Call/Text us: 360-656-6416

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