Playgrounds, sport courts and outdoor skate parks 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.
In 1923, in the interest of socializing, a group of Highland-area residents banded together and formed the Kent Corner Community Club. The community club was named for the Kent family who donated a site on the Bellevue-Redmond Road for a log frame clubhouse. Members did all the land clearing and construction. The community center is now called Highland Community Center and is in Bellevue’s Highland Community Park. The park also offers tennis courts, indoor and outdoor skate parks, a playground, ballfields and a walking track.
The 7,000 square-foot community center is a multi-purpose building. Open to the public Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., it provides fitness, socialization and recreation activities for those with intellectual and physical disabilities.
Inclement Weather Plan
In case of inclement weather, please see the Parks & Community Services main page for updated closure information. Call 425-452-7686 before travelling to Highland Community Center to ensure the facility is open.
In the event of inclement weather, the Parks & Community Services Department will make every effort to communicate the status of facilities and programs, special events and rentals. Administration will decide whether to cancel a program or close a facility based upon the safety of participants and employees and the ability to appropriately staff programs and facilities.
As a general rule, if the Bellevue School District is closed due to a weather event, Parks & Community Services Department classes and programs will be cancelled for the entire day. If the Bellevue School District is on a delayed schedule, call the facility for an updated status report. Select facilities may be open for drop-in activities at a modified level. If you are unable to reach the facility, call the Parks & Community Services Department's general information number at 425-452-6885. Inclement weather can affect park use and trail conditions. Please use caution when visiting park sites during poor weather, as trails and other park facilities may become wet and slippery. Park trails may be closed.