Beach Lifeguard Schedule

Beach Closure Notice

Newcastle Beach Park and Meydenbauer Bay Park are closed for wading and swimming until further notice. The rest of the parks are open.

2021 Summer Beach Lifeguard Program

Lifeguards will be on duty at Bellevue's beach parks as follows:

June 26 to September 6: Meydenbauer Bay Park, Newcastle Beach Park, Enatai Beach Park

July 3 to August 22: Chism Beach Park, Clyde Beach Park, Chesterfield Beach Park

Inclement weather - Lifeguards may not be on duty on days with inclement weather. 

Now Hiring Lifeguards - great hourly rates!

The City of Bellevue is currently seeking Lifeguard and Swim Instructors to work at the Bellevue Aquatic Center and City of Bellevue Beach Parks. These positions offer flexible hours in a fun work environment with the chance to provide a positive impact in many peoples’ lives. The City of Bellevue focuses on a team oriented approach to providing a safe and enjoyable Aquatic experience.

Apply online, or call 425-452-4444 for more information. 

REI Boathouses

Bellevue Parks & Community Services contracts with REI to offer classes, tours and rentals of stand-up paddle boards, canoes, and kayaks on Lake Washington. Start your aquatic adventure:

REI Boathouse at Enatai

REI Boathouse at Meydenbauer Bay Park

Amenities

Dock, play and picnic area, restrooms and swimming. Take a short trail with several steps down (and back up!) to enjoy the views and serenity of this small beach park. Approximately .6 acres.

Driving Directions

From I-405, take the SE 8th Street exit west. Turn left on 112th Avenue SE. Turn right on Bellevue Way. Turn left on 108th Avenue SE. Turn right on SE 25th Street. From I-90, take the Bellevue Way exit north. Turn left on 113 Avenue SE. Turn right on 108th Avenue SE. Turn left on SE 25th Street.

Amenities

Swimming, two picnic sites suitable for group events or weddings, dock, restrooms, picnic and play areas. Disabled parking available. Approximately 18 acres.

Driving directions

From I-405, take the NE 8th Street exit going west. Turn left onto Bellevue Way. Turn right onto Main Street. Turn left onto 101st Avenue SE. Follow the road as it curves uphill. Chism Park is on the right at SE 11th Street. From I-90, take the Bellevue Way exit north. Turn left on SE 16th Street. Turn right on 100th Avenue SE. Follow the road until it turns into SE 11th Street.

Rental information

Amenities

Swimming, restrooms, picnic and play area. The boathouse will evoke memories from the past. Disabled parking available. Approximately 2.23 acres.

Driving directions

From I-405, take the NE 8th Street exit going west. Turn left onto 92nd Avenue NE. The park is at the end of the street. Rental information

Amenities

Swimming, dock, boat house, picnic area, restrooms, canoe and kayak rentals (seasonal). Partially hidden under the I-90 bridge, this waterfront park features a spacious patio with scenic views overlooking Lake Washington. Take in the wildlife during a canoe or kayak trip through nearby Mercer Slough. Disabled parking available. Approximately 3 acres.

Driving directions

From I-90, take the Bellevue Way exit north. Turn left on 108th Avenue SE. Park in the lot under the I-90 overpass or farther east on Lake Street. Rental information

Meydenbauer Bay Park is open from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily.  

Amenities

Bellevue's newest beach park includes a viewing terrace, hillside woodland, outdoor classroom, play area, beach house, PPV launch, whaling building update, pedestrian pier, shoreline restoration, daylighted channel, and ravine.  More information about this park

Driving directions

From I-405, take the NE 8th Street exit west. Turn left on 98th Avenue NE. The park entrance will be on the right. Rental information

Amenities

Swimming, sunbathing, nature trail, 300-foot dock, play area, picnic facilities, large flat open space. Newcastle Beach Park is the most popular beach park in Bellevue's park system. Parking is limited; please carpool. Disabled parking available. Approximately 42 acres.

Driving directions

From I-405, take the 112th Avenue SE exit (#9). At the top of the ramp, turn west towards Lake Washington. Turn right onto Lake Washington Boulevard SE. Continue down the hill into the park. Rental information