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News Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Supermarket proceeds to support park walks

On Tuesday, March 9, residents can support Bellevue's popular Parks Wellness Walks events just by shopping at Bellevue Whole Foods Market. The store at 888 116th Ave. NE will donate 5 percent of the day's net sales for the walks, which highlight the best of city's art, parks and natural and historic sites.

The walks are sponsored by Bellevue Parks & Community Services, in partnership with the American Volkssport Association and Whole Foods Market Bellevue to encourage opportunities to explore some of the city's 94 miles of trails.  2010 Park Walks include:

Little Lake-to-Lake ~ Earth Day 5K Walk
Date: Wed., April 21
Time: 1 to 6 p.m. (registration 1 to 6 p.m.)
Location: Lake Hills Greenbelt Park, 156th Avenue Southeast and Southeast 16th Street

Bellevue Downtown Art & Park 10K Walk, Connecting People, Parks and Art
Date: Sat., May 22
Time: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Registration: 8 a.m. to 12 noon)
Location: Northwest Arts Center, 9825 NE 24th St.

Lake-to-Lake Greenway Trail 15K Walk, Connecting People, Parks and Nature
Date: Sat., Sept. 18
Time: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Registration: 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.)
Location: Mercer Slough Blueberry Farm, 2380 Bellevue Way

Lakemont Lewis Creek 5K Walk
Date: Sun., Oct. 10
Time: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (registration 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.)
Location:   Lewis Creek Visitor Center, 5808 Lakemont Blvd.

All walks are free and registration takes place the morning of the event at the start location. Please note that some of the walks are not suitable for small children and strollers.

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Contact Information

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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