Playgrounds, sports courts and picnic shelters closed
UPDATE: Bellevue’s beach parks will not have lifeguards over the Independence Day weekend due to a potential staff exposure to the COVID-19 virus. See news release.
With heavy use and crowding in parks, the city has closed playgrounds, sports courts and picnic shelters until further notice. This follows social distancing recommendations from Public Health — Seattle & King County. The closure includes basketball courts, picnic shelters 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.
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, outdoor tennis courts and ballfields are now open, with some social distancing restrictions in place.
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.
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. Our mission is to build a healthy community through an integrated system of exceptional parks, open space, recreation, cultural and human services. Parks & Community Services at a glance
- Parks & Community Services Board
- Human Services Commission
- Bellevue Network on Aging
- Special Events Committee
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