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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 (Summer 2019)

  • YNA’s Annual Picnic

    Date/Time: Saturday, August 17, 2019, 3pm

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

    This year, York’s Annual Picnic will have a Block Party Trailer provided by the City Parks Department. In addition to providing folding tables, chairs, canopies and other party supplies, this means we’ll have: GAMES for KIDS! Giant Connect Four • Giant Jenga • Hula Hoops • Sidewalk Chalk • Footballs • Cornhole Beanbag Toss

    • Typically GREAT picnic foodstuffs and potluck goodies…
    • Hempler’s hot dogs, provided by Nelson’s Market
    • Youth talent show
    • Something from Bellingham’s finest
    • Usually some free-range music
    • Other games brought by neighbors and friends…
    • Stay tuned…
  • 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 Market.

  • 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.