• Parks & Community Services

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    Fall leaves at Bellevue Botanical Garden

    Bellevue Parks & Community Services maintains over 2,700 acres of parks and open space land and over 80 miles of trails. The department also provides recreation programs for over 10,000 participants each year. Parks & Community Services at a glance 

    Our mission:

    We to build a healthy community through an integrated system of exceptional parks, natural areas, recreation, arts and culture and a broad base of community services. 

    Our vision: 

    In Bellevue everyone can connect to each other and to nature through experiences that help them to live, grow and thrive. 

    Board, Commission and Committees: 

    Playgrounds, sports courts and picnic shelters closed


    With heavy use and crowding in parks, the city has closed playgrounds, sports courts and picnic sites until further notice. This follows social distancing recommendations from Public Health — Seattle & King County. The closure includes basketball courts, picnic sites and other active recreation areas where people may be in close contact. Bellevue Parks facilities are also closed, and programs are cancelled until further notice.   

    Community centers and most recreation facilities remain closed. While we continue to work toward safely re-opening facilities and re-starting programming, all recreation program information is unavailable now.  To learn about upcoming recreation programs, including registration opportunities, subscribe to our e-newsletter.

    Now open - Parks, trails and beaches remain open for walking and activities that do not require close proximity and allow for the recommended social distancing that allows six feet between people. The Bellevue Golf Course, Crossroads Par 3 Golf Course, Robinswood Tennis Center, Bellevue Aquatic Center, outdoor tennis courts and ballfields are now open, with some safety and social distancing restrictions in place.  

    For an updated list of city closures and event cancellations related to COVID-19 impacts, please visit BellevueWA.gov/COVID-19.   Please also see the community resources web page.  

    Graphic illustrating social distancing in parks

    Using Parks and Open Space While Maintaining Social Distancing

    Wondering how to practice social distancing in parks?  The National Recreation and Park Association has put out a statement about using parks and open space while maintaining social distancing. Read more here

    Parks eNews

    Be among the first to learn about programs, activities and things to do in Bellevue's parks. Our monthly e-newsletter is your source for up-to-date information on Bellevue Parks & Community Services. Sign up 

    Register for recreation programs

    Bellevue Parks & Community Services offers more value, more variety and more fun with our enriching and educational recreation programs for people of all ages and abilities. Join a youth sports league, get creative after school, take up a martial art, enhance your body and mind with yoga, sign up for swimming lessons or find adaptive programs for youth and adults with disabilities. Our programs offer you the opportunity to stay fit and active. Learn more