• 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 and sport courts are open again! 

    Playgrounds, sports courts and outdoor skate parks have reopened!  Please stay six feet from non-household members, wear a mask and wash hands frequently.

    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, playgrounds, sports courts, outdoor skate parks and ballfields are now open, with some safety and social distancing restrictions in place.  

      Community centers remain closed.  We continue to work toward safely re-opening facilities and re-start programming.  To learn about upcoming recreation programs, including registration opportunities, subscribe to our e-newsletter.

      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