Playgrounds, sports courts and picnic shelters closed
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. See news release.
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 and Crossroads Par 3 Golf Course reopened earlier this month, with some social distancing restrictions in place. Outdoor tennis courts have reopened.
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.
With 2,700 acres of parks and open space, Bellevue offers countless options to get outside.
Bellevue's Summer Park Rangers typically work from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Bellevue Park Rangers work from 8 a.m. to midnight daily to provide education and outreach for the city. They can be reached directly at 425-864-1899. Please call 911 for any emergency or Bellevue Police for law enforcement needs.