Bellevue offers garden plots for lease to the community at two locations: the Lake Hills Greenbelt Ranger Station and Crossroads Park near the Par 3 Golf Course. Each plot measures approximately 400 square feet, and plots are available for lease to the community. For more information, please contact Laura Harper (425-452-7225 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
Community Gardens flyer - 2014
Community Gardens Guidelines
Community Gardens web page
Master Gardener Workshops
Washington State University Extension Master Gardeners manage the Urban Demonstration Garden, which includes ornamental theme beds and vegetable gardens. Master gardeners offer free consultation and weekly workshops at the Lake Hills Greenbelt Urban Demonstration Garden every Wednesday and Saturday. For more information on master gardener workshops and programs, please view the full schedule and contact list.
Master Gardener Workshop Schedule - 2014
Self-Guided Tour of Demonstration Garden
Master Gardeners of King County web page
Ranger Walks, Hikes and Programs
Tours of the Greenbelt - Join a Park Ranger a free guided tour of the Lake Hills Greenbelt. Visit restoration sites, tour a cedar forest and learn about local wildlife. These walks are free and meet at the Lake Hills Greenbelt Ranger Station every Saturday beginning at 2 p.m. Walks are fun for the whole family, all ages are welcome and no registration is necessary.
Educational Programs - Join a Park Ranger for free educational programming, hikes and nature walks. Topics range from fungus to bees to watersheds to trees. Dates vary. Please call the Ranger Station for more information - 425-452-7225.
September-December 2014 Programs
January-December 2015 Programs
Visit one of Bellevue's farms to buy blueberries and other local produce:
Phantom Lake Non-Motorized Boat Launch
Please visit the Phantom Lake Kiosk for a boating permit. Permits are free, and up to 12 non-resident, non-motorized boats are allowed at a time. Permits are available on a first-come, first-served basis and are valid for three hours. Boating is allowed only during daylight hours. For more information, please call 425-452-7225.
Ranger Station: 15416 SE 16th Street, 425-452-7225
Community Gardens: 15500 SE 16th Street
Larsen Lake Blueberry Farm: 700 148th Avenue SE, 425-260-2266
Lake Hills Farm Fresh Produce Stand: 156th Avenue and SE 16th Street, 425-260-2266
Mercer Slough Blueberry Farm Sale Stand: 2380 Bellevue Way SE, 425-467-0501
Phantom Lake Non-Motorized Boat Launch: 2050 156th Avenue SE
Parking and entry points: Lake Hills Greenbelt Urban Demonstration and Community Gardens, Larsen Lake Blueberry Farm and Phantom Lake
Hours: Dawn to dusk
Amenities: Over three miles of trails, picnic areas, non-motorized water access, fishing, waterfront, community gardens and pea-patches, blueberry farms and seasonal/farm fresh produce stands. The Lake Hills Greenbelt is a wetland corridor encompassing over 150 acres of diverse wildlife habitat including forests, wetlands, streams and lakes. Walk or bike the 5-plus mile trail in the footsteps of Native Americans as you wander the Lake to Lake Trail bisecting the Park. Agricultural fields help preserve Bellevue's agricultural heritage and provide fresh seasonal produce. At the community gardens, you learn about various gardening techniques at Backyard Wildlife Habitat Gardens and Master Gardeners Demonstration Gardens. The ranger station provides park information for the Lake Hills Greenbelt Park and includes interpretive displays, information on park trails, programs, gardening, restrooms and meeting rooms.
Ranger Station/Community Gardens: From I-90, take 148th Avenue SE exit (BCC exit, 11B) north to SE 16th Street. Turn right on SE 16th Street to the Community Farms parking lot before 156th Avenue intersection.
Larsen Lake Blueberry Farm: From I-90, take 148th Avenue SE exit (BCC exit, 11B) north. Turn right into parking lot just past SE 8th Street.
Phantom Lake: From I-90, take 148th Avenue SE exit (BCC exit, 11B) north. Turn right on SE 16th Street. Turn right on 156th Avenue SE. Turn left into Phantom Lake parking lot.