The Parks and Open Space System Plan contains the community's long-range vision for acquisition and development of parks and trails and preservation of open space. It also sets the standards whereby the park, trail and open space system is operated and maintained over time.

Many of Bellevue's parks and trails that we use and treasure today were first conceived as an idea in the Parks Plan.

About every six years, Bellevue updates its Parks Plan. The City Council adopted the current plan in early 2016.

2022 Plan Update

The 2022 Parks and Open Space System Plan was adopted by City Council on July 11, 2022. Thank you to everyone who participated in the update. Nearly 900 people completed a parks survey, over 150 community members submitted ideas, and conversations were had at many community meetings. The adopted plan can be found below. A fully designed and formatted plan will be added to this page at a later date. The 2016 Parks and Open Space System Plan and associated maps remains available on the tabs at the bottom.

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Past Events:


2016 Plan

Download the entire plan; clicking on a chapter title in the Table of Contents will lead you to that section of the Plan.

June 30, 2022 draft plan

2022 Draft Parks and Open Space Plan update (June 30, 2022): Proposed draft for City Council adoption on July 11, 2022. This follows City Council review on March 28, 2022.

February 28, 2022 draft plan

2022 Draft Parks and Open Space System Plan update (February 28, 2022): The Parks and Community Services Board reviewed over six meetings. At its February 8, 2022 meeting the 2022 Parks and Open Space System Plan update was recommended forward to City Council for approval. This draft includes text and appendices. Figures, images, and text updates with the latest information will be added prior to City Council adoption.