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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Park walk highlights public art downtown

The Downtown Bellevue Art and Park Walk on Saturday will highlight more than 20 pieces of public art and points of interest. Walkers can choose six- or 10-kilometer routes featuring a variety of art in several locations, including the Northwest Arts Center, Meydenbauer Beach Park, Bellevue Downtown Park, City Hall and the Bellevue Arts Museum.

Participants can register the morning of the event at the Northwest Arts Center, 9825 NE 24th  St., between 8 a.m. and noon, and must complete the walk by 3 p.m. The event is free for the general public and $3 for American Volkssport Association members seeking credit. Map and Other Details

The Art and Park Walk is the second in a four-part series of park walks scheduled for this year. The walks promote physical fitness while highlighting the best of Bellevue's art, parks and natural and historic sites. The series is produced by Bellevue Parks & Community Services, American Volkssport Association, Interlocken Trailblazer Northwest Striders and Whole Foods Market Bellevue.

In addition to the Bellevue Downtown Art & Park Walk, there are two remaining walks in the series:

Lake-to-Lake Greenway Trail 15K Walk
Date: Saturday, Sept. 18
Time: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Registration: 8 to 10 a.m.)
Location: Mercer Slough Blueberry Farm, 2380 Bellevue Way
Enjoy the beauty of Bellevue’s Parks and Open Space System along the Lake-to-Lake Trail.  From the farm, participants are shuttled to the start of the trail at Weowna Park. The shuttle runs approximately every half hour.

Lewis Creek 5K Poetry Walk
Date: Sun., Oct. 10
Time: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Registration: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.)
Location: Lewis Creek Visitor Center, 5808 Lakemont Blvd
Hike nature trails through pristine natural settings and enjoy poetry and the colors of fall.

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Parks & Community Services
450 110th Ave. NE
P.O. Box 90012
Bellevue, WA 98009
Contact: Debbie Pettersson
Phone: 425-452-7106
E-mail: dpetterson@bellevuewa.gov

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