Lake Padden is a city park known for its golf course, lake, picnic areas, trails, off leash dog area and softball fields. It is a picturesque and well maintained setting.
The golf course is one of the best in Whatcom County with 18 holes, great pro shop with food and drink service.
The lake is good for swimming and fishing. It is stocked with fish every year. Boating is permitted, but no engines are allowed. There are trails that loop the lake and encourage exploration of the hill west of the lake.
The off leash dog area is a fenced area with fresh water where there is plenty of room to let Fido run and play with you and/or other dogs.