• Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center

    1625 118th Avenue SE

    Image of MSEEC - Douglas Fir Community Room

    MSEEC programs

    The Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center is on the east side of the Mercer Slough Nature Park. The Douglas Fir Community Room provides a peaceful atmosphere with lots of natural light and a sweeping view of the Slough. This space offers meeting and lounge areas as well as a kitchenette, which is ideal for business meetings, retreats, classes, receptions, birthday parties, memorials and more. 

    See below for additional photos of the Douglas Fir Community Room. 

    Capacity:

    • Up to 25 people Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., due to very limited weekday parking.
    • Up to 50 people Monday through Friday after 4:30 p.m., and all day Saturday and Sunday. 

    Equipment:

    Rental fees for the room include 13 upholstered chairs with four small side tables, plus 13 six-foot rectangular tables, 50 stacking chairs, laptop, LCD projector, PA/wireless mic, podium, portable whiteboard easel, pull-down screen, and two rolling coat racks. The kitchenette is equipped with a refrigerator/freezer, microwave, dishwasher, sink, hot water pot and a 40-cup coffee maker. Use of the private balcony is also included, and free WiFi is available. 

    Renter's Guidelines and Responsibility:

    Rental reservations must be made by a person 21 years of age or older.

    For space availability, please call 425-452-6914 or email MSEECRental@bellevuewa.gov. Requesting availability does not guarantee a reservation; confirmation will be sent when Parks Scheduling Office staff receive your application forms and payment.

    To start your reservation inquiry, please review the following for rental policies, hours and fees:

    Parking:

    There are only 10 parking spaces in the parking lot for MSEEC rentals, plus two ADA spaces. Carpools and shuttles are encouraged. The circular drive in front of the Douglas Fir building is available for guest drop-off.  If your event starts after 4 p.m., additional parking may be available, but this is not guaranteed.

    Viewing:

    The Environmental Education Center is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Call in advance to arrange a tour - 425-452-2565.

    Ready to request a rental date? 

    To reserve your rental, complete and email the following required documents to MSEECRental@bellevuewa.gov, fax to 425-452-7221 or mail them to:
       Parks Scheduling Office
       PO Box 90012
       Bellevue, WA 98009-9012

    You may also need to submit: 

    MSEEC Map and Directions - where in Bellevue is Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center? 

    Facility Inspection Checklist - to be completed with Facility Staff during reservation. 

    Douglas Fir Community Room

    Image of MSEEC - Douglas Fir Community Room

    Douglas Fir Community Room

    Image of MSEEC - Douglas Fir Community Room

    Douglas Fir Community Room

    Image of MSEEC - Douglas Fir Community Room

    Douglas Fir Community Room - Kitchenette

    Image of MSEEC - Douglas Fir Community Room's kitchenette

    Douglas Fir Community Room - Kitchenette

    Image of MSEEC - Douglas Fir Community Room's kitchenette

    Private balcony overlooking Mercer Slough

    Image of Balcony at MSEEC's Douglas FIr Community Room

    Blue Jay on a tree next to the balcony

    Image of Blue Jay at MSEEC

    MSEEC - elevated boardwalk (photo courtesy of Lara Swimmer)

    Image of MSEEC, elecated boardwalk

    Contact

    1625 118th Avenue SE
    Bellevue, WA 98005
    Telephone
    Rentals-425-452-6914
    Business Hours
    MSEEC is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.
    Call 425-452-2565 in advance to arrange a tour.