• Parks & Community Services

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    People in canoes exploring Mercer Slough Nature Park.

    Park and Facility Operational Status

    Newcastle Beach is closed for wading and swimming until further notice. Other areas of the park are open for use. Lifeguards are on duty through Labor Day at Chism, Enatai and Meydenbauer Bay Beach parks, noon-7 p.m. daily. 

    Crossroads Water Spray Playground and Downtown Park Inspiration Playground water features are back! Enjoy water play at both parks daily through Labor Day, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. When using water spray playgrounds, please observe distancing and personal protective measures as defined by the state Department of Health.

    Playgrounds, sports courts and outdoor skate parks have reopened. Please enjoy the playgrounds and wash hands frequently.

    Parks, trails and beaches remain open for walking and activities that don't require close proximity. The Bellevue Golf Course, Crossroads Par 3 Golf Course, outdoor tennis courts, playgrounds, sports courts, outdoor skate parks and ballfields are open.  

    Community Centers, Recreation Facilities and Visitor Centers have reopened. Visit our community centers' individual web pages for updated schedules of operations and programming information. To learn about upcoming recreation programs, including registration opportunities, subscribe to our e-newsletter. Several of our facilities are also offering virtual Bellevue At Home programs.

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      Bellevue Parks & Community Services offers more value, more variety and more fun with our enriching and educational recreation programs for people of all ages and abilities. Join a youth sports league, get creative after school, take up a martial art, enhance your body and mind with yoga, sign up for swimming lessons or find adaptive programs for youth and adults with disabilities. Our programs offer you the opportunity to stay fit and active. Learn more

      About Bellevue Parks & Community Services

      Bellevue Parks & Community Services maintains over 2,700 acres of parks and open space land and over 80 miles of trails. The department also provides recreation programs for over 10,000 participants each year. Parks & Community Services at a glance 

      Our mission:

      To build a healthy community through an integrated system of exceptional parks, natural areas, recreation, arts and culture and a broad base of community services. 

      Our vision: 

      In Bellevue everyone can connect to each other and to nature through experiences that help them to live, grow and thrive. 

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