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.
We are currently in Phase 2 of the governor’s re-opening plan. Community centers remain closed. We continue to work toward re-opening facilities and re-starting programming when phased in by the state’s Safe Start plan.
The Northwest Arts Center provides year-round recreation and art-focused programming for all ages, designed to meet the needs of the community. Programs include: fitness, music, dance, martial arts, pottery and a wide variety of art programs.
The 3,880 square-foot community center features multi-purpose meeting rooms and dance/art studio for rentals, community events, birthday parties and facility rentals. Just north of downtown Bellevue, off of Bellevue Way and on Northeast 24th Street, NWAC is conveniently located in a quiet neighborhood with ample parking.
Northwest Arts Center also provides facility space for rent (at NWAC and Robinswood Barn), coordinates large city events (Bellevue Family 4th) and provides adult recreation programs at Downtown Bellevue Main Club. Art on the Go! programs are also available at various city facilities.
NWAC's activities and programs page offers a complete list of our programs, camps and other activities. Program brochures are also available in the link below.
Video Fun at Home
As we all stay well and stay home, we thought you would enjoy some video interaction with some of our teaching staff. Learning, keeping connected, and staying active will help us all stay stronger and together during this historical time. A special thank you to our wonderful teachers who have worked hard to create these videos for you to enjoy! I know they miss their students and hope to get back to sharing their talents with you soon! If you have questions or certain video learning you would like to see offered, please email us at email@example.com. Hope to see you all back at the Northwest Arts Center soon!
- Art at Home – Drawing the Amabie
- Mindful Movement-Tai chi exercise – Free online class
Mindful Movement – Tai Chi Exercise is a popular adult class offered by Bellevue Parks at the Downtown Bellevue Main Club. At this time while our classes are suspended, you can watch and follow along with this free instructional video made by the instructor, Sabrina Mix. Sabrina has over 20 years of experience in martial arts. Visit her Mindful Arts & Fitness web site for additional videos and information.
Program Brochures and Forms
NWAC Summer 2020 Program Brochure - This brochure is posted as DRAFT due to the Pandemic Response. The City of Bellevue will update closures and program cancellation information as it becomes available. Keep Well… We hope to see you soon!
Afterschool Arts Program Flyer
Child Information Disaster Release Form
Downtown Bellevue Main Club - Recreation for Adults in downtown Bellevue
Bellevue Parks & Community Services offers arts, fitness and educational programming at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Bellevue's Main Club (209 100th Avenue NE), conveniently located across the street from the west side of the Downtown Park.
- Contact 425-452-4106
- Downtown Bellevue Main Club web page
Public Art at Northwest Arts Center
Northwest Arts Center public art flyer
Inclement Weather Plan
Call425-452-4106 before travelling to Northwest Arts 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.