• Parks & Community Services

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    photo of Meydenbauer Bay at sunset

    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 

    Parks and Facilities

    All program participants 12 and older will be required to show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or an approved negative test in order to enter indoor recreation and community facilities in compliance with Public Health of Seattle & King County’s Vaccine Verification Order. More Information

    Restroom Closures in fall 2021/spring 2022 (subject to change without notice) 

    As of Jan. 10, 2022, community centers, recreation facilities and visitor centers are operating at 50% capacity and preregistration is required for all programs and services. Indoor facility rentals are currently not available through at least the end of January. Visit our community centers' individual webpages for updated schedules of operations and programming information. To learn about upcoming recreation programs, including registration opportunities, subscribe to our e-newsletter.

      Parks & Community Services 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

      Our mission:

      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. 

      Equity: A System of Fairness 

      Equity acknowledges and removes disparities in opportunities, power and resources, so everyone can reach their full potential. Bellevue Parks & Community Services practices equity, which is the responsibility of every individual in the department. Equitable access is a right, not a privilege, and is fundamental to our mission of serving all people. Through equitable policies and practices, we cultivate ties that connect people to the fabric of our community.

      Parks Advisory Bodies