The Lewis Creek Visitor Center is a gathering place for environmental education and recreation. More than 80% of this 55-acre park is preserved as an undeveloped natural area. Located at the headwaters of Lewis Creek, the park offers three habitats to explore — wetland, grassland, and forest — all accessible by approachable hiking trails.
In addition to the nearly three miles of trails, the park includes separate play areas for younger and older children, a basketball court, soccer/baseball fields that can be reserved for practices and games, and restrooms open dawn to dusk, seven days a week. The 2,500 square-foot, multipurpose interpretive visitor center provides visitors with information about Bellevue and regional parks, family programs and recreational opportunities.
- Search and register for programs, with "Lewis Creek Visitor Center & Park" in the location field. Park rangers host a wide variety of environmental programs year-round.
- Natural Resource Programs guide: View a list of available programs offered at our environmental centers! A new program guide will be posted for MSEEC, Lewis Creek Park Visitor Center and Lake Hills Greenbelt Ranger Station each season.
- Park Scavenger Hunt: Explore the park with your family, troop or class!
- Kids can earn a Junior Ranger Badge! Are you looking for a fun and engaging way to inspire your children to connect with nature? There are more than 15 activities you and your child can do together to explore and learn about Bellevue's natural areas.
- Have a passion for the environment? Become a Bellevue Master Naturalist!
The visitor center can be reserved for private use during non-open hours and is ideal for small social gatherings and meetings. Please visit Lewis Creek Visitor Center Rentals for more information.
- Lewis Creek Native Plant Field Guide - note: this is a large file.
- Lewis Creek Park map
Call 425-452-4195 before travelling to Lewis Creek Visitor Center to ensure the facility is open.
In the event of inclement weather, the Parks & Community Services Department will make every effort to communicate the status of facilities and programs, special events and rentals. Administration will decide whether to cancel a program or close a facility based upon the safety of participants and employees and the ability to appropriately staff programs and facilities.
As a general rule, if the Bellevue School District is closed due to a weather event, Parks & Community Services Department classes and programs will be cancelled for the entire day. If the Bellevue School District is on a delayed schedule, call the facility for an updated status report. Select facilities may be open for drop-in activities at a modified level. If you are unable to reach the facility, call the Parks & Community Services Department's general information number at 425-452-6885. Inclement weather can affect park use and trail conditions. Please use caution when visiting park sites during poor weather, as trails and other park facilities may become wet and slippery. Park trails may be closed.