Parks and Open Space System Plan

The Parks and Open Space System Plan contains the community's long-range vision for acquisition and development of parks and trails and preservation of open space. It also sets the standards whereby the park, trail and open space system is operated and maintained over time.

Many of Bellevue's parks and trails that we use and treasure today were first conceived as an idea in the Parks Plan.

About every six years, Bellevue updates its Parks Plan. The City Council adopted the current plan in early 2016.

2022 Plan Update

A draft Parks and Open Space System Plan update is in progress. It is based upon community input, trends in the city, and work with City staff, boards and commissions. Thank you to everyone who participated in the public input process.  Nearly 900 people completed a parks survey, over 150 community members submitted ideas, and conversations were had at many community meetings.  Documents will be posted here when available.

2022 Draft Parks and Open Space System Plan update (February 28, 2022): The Parks and Community Services Board reviewed over six meetings.  At its February 8, 2022 meeting the 2022 Parks and Open Space System Plan update was recommended forward to City Council for approval.  Further information on City Council review will be provided when available.  This draft includes text and appendices.  Figures, images, and text updates with the latest information will be added prior to City Council adoption. 

The community is invited to submit comments on draft documents any time.

To submit feedback:

          Ryan Walker
          Parks & Community Services
          PO Box 90012
          Bellevue, WA 98009-9012


Upcoming Events:

  • TBA

Past Events:

2016 Plan

Download the entire plan; clicking on a chapter title in the Table of Contents will lead you to that section of the Plan.