Exciting news -
- Kelsey Creek Farm's barnyard is now open daily, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.!
- Register for mail-in programs to engage your child and bring the farm to you! More information.
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.
Kelsey Creek Community Park features 150 acres of forest, meadows and wetlands in the heart of Bellevue, offering a glimpse of this city's rural past.
The farm's two historic barns sit prominently on the crest of a hill, overlooking the shallow valleys to each side. These barns, listed in the Washington State Heritage Barn Register, were once home to the Twin Valley Dairy.
Kelsey Creek Community Park features hiking and jogging trails, picnic areas, a playground, wetlands, open grassy areas, creeks and forests. The historic Fraser Cabin sits on the hill adjacent to the park's historic dairy barns. The Eastside Heritage Center hosts drop-in programs for visitors, and the city offers a number of log cabin programs.
Kelsey's farm animals function as educational animals and are used in classes, programs, special events. Learn more about Kelsey Creek Farm's resident animals.
Kelsey Creek Farm's mission is:
- To preserve the site's natural resources;
- To share its historic farm environment with the community through education;
- To provide free and/or affordable programs, activities and events;
- To support and interpret this unique and treasured public farm.
No Pets Allowed In Barnyard
When visiting Kelsey Creek Community Park, all dogs and other pets must be on leash at all times. Out of respect to the farm animals' health and well-being, all pets are strictly prohibited from the barnyard.
"Adopt" a Kelsey Creek Critter!
The animals at Kelsey Creek Farm are an essential part of our community's education and enjoyment. Your support helps maintain these animals in a natural farm setting.
Become a Kelsey Creek Critter Sponsor! Simply call 425-452-7688 for an application. Care and custody of your critter stays with Kelsey Creek Farm. You can "adopt" any of the following farm animals: pony, pig, sheep, goat, cow, rabbit, and chicken. Adoption levels are available from $25 for Best Friend to $200 for Grandparent. Critter Adoption Application
Inclement Weather Plan
Call 425-452-7688 before travelling to Kelsey Creek Farm to ensure the facility is open. If the Bellevue School District is closed due to a weather event, Kelsey Creek Farm's classes and programs will be cancelled for the entire day.
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.