Galbraith Parking Fundraising Campaign


Our current Parking Lot holds 30 cars.

With the  Galbraith Easements secured and access guaranteed forever, the WMBC has assembled an all-star team of professionals and we’ve been working hard on a new parking  expansion design and implementation plan on Samish Way.  Our goal is to greatly increase safety for all trail users (especially after-school bike clubs), road cyclists on Samish Way and drivers entering /exiting the parking lot.

We will be entering the permitting phase with intended construction to take place in September 2019.  The estimated cost of the new parking lot is $285,000 and the WMBC and we NEED our members to step up and help us raise those funds.


New Parking Design: 140 Stall Design from JP Slagle

Donor Wall with engraved bricks being built by Construction by Champion.


Donor Wall Bricks for the expanded parking lot.

Donor Levels:  We need your help!

  • $1,000 – Gold Level:  12” x 12” Brick
  • $300 –    Silver Level: 8” x 8” Brick
  • $150 –    Bronze Level: 4” x 8” Brick

Key Parking Lot Design Elements:

  • 140 Parking stalls
  • 10 x 19’ long stalls to accommodate longer vehicles and bike racks
  • 2 Vault toilets
  • Kiosk with maps and Information
  • Crosswalk across Samish Way
  • Access will be directly across from Galbraith Lane
  • Trail access into Lake Padden Park

Our Team of professionals includes:

  • Barry Dikeman – General Manager, RAM Construction
  • JP Slagle – Civil Engineer, Freeland and Associates
  • Jon Hansen – Geotechnical Engineer, Associated Earth Sciences
  • Ed Miller and Liliana Hansen – Wetland Biologist, Miller Environmental
  • Jed Sims and Jeremy Disch – Surveyors, Powertek Engineers
  • Shane Kelling – Machine Operator, RAM Construction
  • Chris Luna – Masonry Bathroom, Construction by Champion
  • Kyle Salisbury – Vault Toilets and Concrete curb stops, Granite Pre-cast
  • Mark Lee – Legal, Brownlie, Wolf and Lee
  • Josh Neyman – Project Manager, Bellingham Parks and Recreation

Our Samish Parking Lot Partners

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