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.
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
- May 13, 2015
- October 7, 2015
- February 10, 2016
- May 10, 2016 - presentation to Park Board
- Preferred Park Plan
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).