Meydenbauer Bay Park is now in Phase 2 planning! This second phase of master plan development will continue important work towards creating memorable shoreline experiences, improving pedestrian access to the water, embracing environmental stewardship and increasing awareness and understanding about the area's rich boating and whaling history.
We look forward to working with the community to identify areas of improvement. Please sign up for website alerts to receive notices of opportunities to provide feedback and to track the progress of the project.
Phase 2 Planning
We are excited to begin working with the community to help plan the second phase of Meydenbauer Bay Park’s development. During this period we will build off the 2010 Meydenbauer Bay Park and Land Use Plan to to understand how we can implement the goals laid out in that document almost 15 years ago, while also ensuring that we are addressing the needs and priorities of our current Bellevue community.
In order to accomplish this task, we will be seeking public input at strategic points during the planning and design process, starting in Fall 2023 and continuing into Winter 2024. See below for more information.
To provide feedback, community members are encouraged to visit our project webpage on EngagingBellevue.com. This webpage contains supplementary information about the park, project’s history, and the Park and Land Use Plan.
This webpage also hosts our Community Feedback Survey. Feedback received from this survey will help us understand current park visitor experiences and your hopes and priorities for the future of Meydenbauer Bay Park. This feedback process builds off the Meydenbauer Bay Park and Land Use Plan planning and implementation principles which we will delve into at a later point in the process.
The Community Feedback Survey will be accessible through December 31, 2023. We look forward to hearing from you!
Come meet us! Project staff will be hosting a number of pop-ups in November and December to speak directly with community members, and we’d love to see you there!
- November 16, 6-8 p.m. at Bellevue City Hall
- December 2, 12-3 p.m. at Bellevue Downtown Library
- December 9, 4:30-7:30 p.m. at Bellevue Botanical Garden (during Garden D’Lights)
- December 16, 3-6 p.m. at Bellevue Downtown Ice Rink
- December 16, 7-9 p.m. at Meydenbauer Bay Park (during Christmas Ships)
Meydenbauer Bay Park is an important anchor at the west end of the Grand Connection, a program consisting of a series of projects and initiatives designed to improve the pedestrian experience between Meydenbauer Bay Park through downtown Bellevue across I-405 to Eastrail. Work will include improving pedestrian access to the park and to the water.
This planning effort will be led by the Parks & Community Services Department and the Berger Partnership serving as the city’s lead consultants.
Phase 1 Development
The first phase of development towards implementing the Council adopted Park Master Plan was constructed and opened to the public on March 16, 2019. Meydenbauer Bay Park phase 1 development improved approximately 8 acre of the park west of 99th Avenue and the Marina. This first phase of development provided public water access and a range of new amenities including:
- beach house with restrooms and showers
- curvilinear pedestrian pier and hand-carry boat launch
- natural ravine
- 99th Avenue parking lot and marina entrance improvements
- walking paths, picnic areas, pedestrian promenade and children's play area
Park and Land Use Plan
On December 13, 2010 the City Council unanimously and enthusiastically approved Resolution No. 8182, adopting the Meydenbauer Bay Park and Land Use Plan as recommended by the Steering Committee and Park Board, and incorporating Implementation Principles. For decades, the city has envisioned a new park at Meydenbauer Bay and reconnecting the Downtown to the waterfront. Planning of the park began in earnest in early 2007. Adoption of the Master Plan brings that vision one significant step closer to reality. Adopted Master Plan
Marina and Visitor Moorage
Visitor moorage accommodates 14 boats between Piers 2 and 3 in the Bellevue Marina. Access, moorage and restrooms meet ADA accessibility guidelines. Design of the facility was funded by Washington State's Recreation and Conservation Office (RCO).
Visit Bellevue Marina for hours, rules and other marina details.
- Stephanie Dompier, Contract Administrator - 425-452-5255
- Jon Abood, On-Site Caretaker at Bellevue Marina - 425-443-1090