With the increased popularity of drones over the years, chances are that either you or a neighbor will be interested in piloting a new recreational aircraft.
Drones are not allowed in Bellevue Parks to ensure the safety and enjoyment of all visitors. Private and commercial requests to operate drones (UAS) will not be approved to take off/land/operate on parks property unless the applicant is a Local Government Agency, one of the City’s non-profit community partners, or an entity with an easement or right of entry over the proposed flight area. All other private and commercial requests will not be approved.
Pilots are encouraged to use their drones at Marymoor Park Airfield. This nearby alternative welcomes recreational model aircraft. Drone users need to register with the FAA and follow the safety and liability requirements of the MAR/C Club. To register and become a member, go to http://mar-c.org/
An alternative flying site is available at 60 Acres Park, based on availability. For more information, go to the 60 Acres web site and fill out a field request.
Download this handy drone guide for flying in the area.
Know Before You Fly is a great resource created in partnership with the FAA.
If you see a drone hovering in your backyard, consider checking with your neighbors to see if a new pilot is at the helm. A simple conversation may eliminate misunderstandings.
For more information, or to report an incident in a park, please call Bellevue Parks at 425-452-7225. If it is an emergency situation, residents should contact the Bellevue Police at 9-1-1.
If you believe your request to fly on Parks property may qualify for approval, please contact Jammie Kingham, Environmental Program Supervisor at firstname.lastname@example.org or 425-452-6048.