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Welcome to the York Neighborhood Association Website!

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The York Neighborhood Association (YNA) exists to preserve and enhance the community and engage citizens in civic affairs. We work to promote a safe, comfortable, and thriving urban neighborhood bordering downtown Bellingham, Washington.

As a neighborhood, we are involved in planning for the future, historic preservation, traffic and pedestrian safety, social events, and park improvements. If you live or work in the York Neighborhood, we hope you’ll get involved!

Use our contact page to subscribe to the YNA List and indicate other interests.

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The Yorker newsletter (February 2019)


  • Rock Hill Park Work Party

    Date/Time: Saturday, June 1st, 2019, 10am to noon.
    Location: 1300 Iron Street

  • 41st Annual Dumpster Day!

    Date/Time: Saturday, June 8th, 2019, 8:30am until filled (and it fills quickly!
    Location: Parking Lot of Nelson’s Market & Marlins’ Cafe, 514 Potter Street

    Pic of Yorkers Thanking Sponsors at Dumpster.

    Sponsored by: Sanitary Services Company, Inc. (SSC), Republic Services, Nelson’s Market & Marlins’ Café, and York Neighborhood Association.

  • YNA’s Annual Picnic

    Date/Time: Sunday, August 18, 2019, 3pm

    Location: Harriet Spanel Park, Between Grant, Whatcom, and Franklin Streets

    • Typically GREAT picnic food stuffs and potluck goodies…
    • Youth talent show
    • Piñata
    • Something from Bellingham’s finest
    • Usually some free-range music
    • Other games brought by neighbors and friends…
    • Stay tuned…
  • York Neighborhood Board of Directors Meeting

    Date/Time: Wednesday, TBA, 2019, 7pm meeting

    Location: Garden Street United Methodist Church, 1326 North Garden Street

    • Topic #1: TBA
    • Topic #2: TBA
  • York Neighborhood General Membership Meeting

    Date/Time: Wednesday, TBA, 2019, 5:30 gather, 6pm meeting

    Location: Garden Street United Methodist Church, 1326 North Garden Street

    Food During Gathering:
    • TBA (provided by YNA Board)
    • Pot Luck “fix’ns” from attendees!
    • ... Activity for younger Yorkers
    • Topic #1: TBA
    • Topic #2: TBA


  • York S.T.A.R.s—Saturday Trash and Recyclers

    (Formerly the “York RATS”) pick up litter and cans to keep our neighborhood clean! Join us every other Saturday at 8:30am in front of Nelson’s MarketM.

  • If you desire to present something to Yorkers:

    If you have a presentation you would like to give or a question to place before Yorkers and neighbors, we would love to hear from you. Please contact our or , and we will discuss opportunities. Please note meeting time can be limited, and contacting us well in advance really helps us allocate time for your topic.