Lake Padden is a beautiful park and lake in Bellingham, Washington. The loop trail surrounds Lake Padden and offers moderately difficult running, biking, and walking trails. Dogs must be on a leash unless specified otherwise. The community park was established in 1972 and has been a Bellingham favorite ever since. Facilities include picnic shelters, a playground, a swimming area, running trails, softball fields, and a fenced-in dog park.