The city is adding a 1.65-acre neighborhood park in Bridle Trails. Per the park plan, the new park at 4432 140th Avenue NE will feature play areas for differing ages, an “adventure” play area, a picnic shelter, benches and picnic tables. Both hard and soft-surface paths are incorporated into the design, which includes a loop trail surrounding a large lawn.
The eastern edge of the property abuts five acres of protected wetland owned by the city. The trail hugs the wetland buffer which will be restored with native plantings. A 12-stall parking lot is included, as no on-street parking is available nearby.
The park is in the engineering and permitting phase. Construction is expected to begin in 2023.
Oct. 10, 2016 – City Council Study Session
At the City Council's Study Session, staff briefed the Council on the community outreach and planning process, and requested feedback on the Parks & Community Services Board's recommended plan. Council supported the Park Board recommendation.
- City Council Presentation - October 10, 2016
May 16, 2016 - Parks & Community Services Board
Staff updated the Park Board on the neighborhood park planning process and presented the preferred park plan. After a thorough discussion, the Board unanimously recommended the community’s preferred park plan to the City Council.
- Park Board Presentation - May 10, 2016
Feb. 10, 2016 - Parks staff presented the preferred park design and program at the third community meeting. Time was provided for Q&A and discussion. The preferred park plan received an informal, however unanimous approval of the plan.
- Meeting Presentation - February 10, 2016
October 7, 2015 - A second meeting was held to share survey results and suggestions received from the community. Staff presented two design concepts for discussion to further define the preferred park plan.
- Meeting Presentation - October 7, 2015
May 13, 2015 - Planning for the site began with a project kickoff meeting with the Bridle Trails community to introduce the site and take public comment. at the North Bellevue Community Center.
- Meeting Presentation - May 13, 2015
Park Property Acquisition
The Parks & Community Services Department acquired a parcel for park development at 4432 140th Avenue NE in 2014. Parks staff and the Bridle Trails Community Club's Park Committee worked together to locate and acquire a property within the Bridle Trails subarea that would best serve the community. The site is conveniently located along 140th Avenue NE just south of the Bellevue Golf Course and abuts a six-acre city utility site to the east.
The Bridle Trails Community Club has additional information. If you would like a response to specific questions, contact Scott VanderHyden (contact information in the right column of this page).