Free outdoor nature programs resume April 2021
Outdoor-only nature programs at Lewis Creek Park resume April 2021. Please register; choose "Lewis Creek Visitor Center & Park" in the location field to see program offerings. We continue to work toward reopening facilities when phased in by the state.
5808 Lakemont Boulevard SE
Lewis Creek Park - open daily from dawn to dusk.
Lewis Creek Visitor Center - Outdoor-only nature programs resume April 2021. Facility is temporarily closed to the public.
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Park and Visitor Center Amenities/Description
The Lewis Creek Park and Visitor Center serve as community gathering places for environmental education and recreation. More than 80 percent of the 55-acre park is preserved in its natural condition.
The park is situated at the headwaters of Lewis Creek and offers three diverse habitats to explore - wetland, grassland and forest - all accessible by boardwalks and soft-surface trails.Our easily-accessible headwater wetland provides considerable benefits to the community by cooling the waters of Lewis Creek, providing filtration of pollutants, slowing run-off to reduce downstream erosion, and providing valuable wildlife habitat. In addition to the nearly three-mile trail system, the site includes a visitor center, separate play areas for younger and older children, basketball court, soccer/baseball fields that can be reserved for practices and games, and restrooms that are open from dawn until dusk, seven days per week.
The Lewis Creek Visitor Center
The 2,500 square-foot, multipurpose interpretive center provides visitors with Bellevue Parks and regional system information, family programs and recreational opportunities. The visitor center is temporarily closed.
The visitor center is currently unavailable for rentals.
Programs and events:
Park Scavenger Hunt - explore the park with your family!
Kids can earn a Junior Ranger Badge! Are you looking for a fun and engaging way to inspire your children to connect with nature? There are more than 15 activities you and your child can do together to explore and learn about Bellevue's natural areas. See web page for details.
From I-405 South, merge onto I-90 East via exit 11 toward Spokane. Take the Lakemont Boulevard Southeast exit (Exit 13), toward Southeast Newport Way. Turn right onto West Lake Sammamish Parkway Southeast/Lakemont Boulevard Southeast. Continue to follow Lakemont Boulevard. Park is on the left at 5808 Lakemont Blvd. SE.
Inclement Weather Plan
Call 425-452-4195 before travelling to Lewis Creek Visitor 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.