• Bridle Trails - 140th Avenue NE Neighborhood Park

    New Park Acquisition

    The Parks & Community Services Department acquired a second parcel for future park development at 4432 140th Avenue Northeast. The Parks Department partnered with the Bridle Trails Community Club's Park Committee to locate a property within the Bridle Trails subarea that would best serve the community.

    After an extensive property search, the "Ginzberg" parcel was identified from a lead provided by the community. With BTTC support, and after several months of negotiations, the 1.65-acre property was acquired in late 2014.

    The site is conveniently located along 140th Avenue Northeast just south of the Bellevue Municipal Golf Course and abuts a six-acre city utility site to the east. Planning for the site began in May 2018. A kickoff community meeting to introduce the site and take public comment was held on May 13 at the North Bellevue Community Center.

    A second meeting was held on Oct. 7. Staff shared survey results and suggestions received, presented two design concepts, and took comments. At a Feb. 10, 2016 community meeting, Parks staff presented their preferred park design and program, along with time for Q&A and discussion and received an informal, unanimous approval of the plan. The Parks & Community Services Board also unanimously approved the plan on May 10, 2016. 

    At the February 4, 2020 Bridle Trails Community Club general meeting, staff shared an project progress update and Q&A discussion. 

    Park amenities will include a play area, picnic shelter, walking trails, open lawn area, benches, and native plantings. 

    Bridle Trails neighborhood sign

    To inform park and natural project recommendations for the Bridle Trails neighborhood, evaluation of suggestions included: neighborhood input, project principles and criteria, project opportunity, feasibility and estimated costs. The BTCC Board ratified recommendations, and the neighborhood strongly supported them, 90 percent of those at a neighborhood meeting on Sept. 30, 2010, voting for them.

    140th Avenue NE Neighborhood Park Presentations 

    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).

    Bellevue welcomes your input about this project at any time.