TRACKS Walks are easy, one mile or less, paved walks that are accessible to all, and help find new spots to enjoy the beautiful natural areas in and around Bellevue. These paths are perfect for strollers, scooters, bikes and wheels of all kinds and are perfect for the whole family. Explore some of our favorite walks from our Wednesday Walks program below.
Goldsmith Neighborhood Park
14475 NE 35th Street
This walk is up in North Bellevue and Goldsmith Neighborhood Park. This park has a playground and basketball court and dedicated street parking.
This park has an inner loop that is completely paved and will take you around the perimeter of the park.
The large wooded area beyond the playground is a lovely example of a forest right within the city. There is an outer loop that will take you through the trees, but be aware the outer loop is a mulch surface. If you'd like to stay on the smooth pavement, stick to the inner loop and enjoy this peaceful neighborhood park.
Kelsey Creek Farm Park
Kelsey Creek Park
410 130 Place SE
Kelsey Creek Park is a wonderful park for an afternoon adventure. There is a little bit of something for everyone: walking paths, green spaces, playground, wetlands, and a working farm! Start your walk across the bridge toward the picnic shelter. Continue across the picnic area and across another short bridge. Here you will see the green space and the playground to your right and to your left is the big white barn.
If you continue past the barn, you may be able to see sheep and goats having a snack or enjoying the sun.
Continue down the road past the barn, and the wetland boardwalk will be to your right. As you weave your way through the wetlands, keep an eye out for wildlife. The boardwalk will open up to more green space as you head back toward the playground.
Lewis Creek Park Ballfield Loop
Lewis Creek Park Ballfield Loop
5808 Lakemont Blvd
Lewis Creek Park has fully-paved walking trails in addition to the gravel and compact dirt trails. This paved loop can be the perfect spot for kids and toddlers to try biking and scootering for the first time. There is plenty of grass, a playground and basketball court. The paved loop starts opposite the visitor center and goes around the ball fields.
After you pass the grassy fields, you'll head down past the playground and the back side of the visitor center.
The path continues up a gentle hill towards the parking lot. If you are looking to go a little bit longer, you can join the sidewalk along Lakemont Blvd. It connects Lewis Creek Park and Lewis Creek Picnic Area. This covered picnic area is the perfect place for a lunch or water break out of the rain.
Robinswood Park Loop
2432 148th Ave SE
Bellevue, WA 98007
Robinswood is a great park for a stroll! There is plenty to keep everyone in the family entertained - ballfields, a playground, grass lawns, pond, trails and an off-leash dog area. There is parking at two different lots, either right off 148th Avenue SE or opposite the Big Picture School off SE 22 Street. Start your walk on the loop around the soccer fields. This loop is one-third of a mile so you can easily do a few laps.
When you reach the south end of the soccer fields, wander past the playground and check out the barn, Robinswood House and Hans Miller Cabin.
Make sure to check out the pond and picnic area.
Robinswood also has an off-leash dog area, so this is a great walk to bring your furry friends!
16100 SE 33rd Place
Bellevue, WA 98008
This week's Wednesday Walk is in Southeast Bellevue at Spiritridge Park. This lovely and quiet park offers a big green lawn, playground, tennis and basketball courts. There is dedicated parallel parking off of SE 33rd Place.
The tree-lined path around this park follows 161st Avenue SE. Once you reach the north end of the park, the path circles around toward the wooded area of the park.
Follow the tree-lined trail back towards the playground.
Take a quick break to check out the playground equipment before continuing on to loop around the tennis and basketball courts.
Surrey Downs Park
Surrey Downs Park
11177 SE 4th Street
Surrey Downs Park is one of Bellevue’s most recently-redeveloped parks. It has picnic shelters, playground, basketball court, paved and gravel trails and lots of open space!
Start your walk just opposite the bathrooms, and head north around the picnic shelter. There is a large paved loop that will lead you around the exterior of the park and then back toward the playground.
Once you pass the playground, explore the grassy knolls and loop around the south end of the park.
As you come around the east side of the park, make sure to check out the overview toward 112th Avenue NE. From here you can see the progress on the light rail work.
When you are done exploring this lovely new park, head back toward the parking lot.
Wilburton Hill Park Walk
Wilburton Hill Park
12400 Main Street
Wilburton Hill has a little bit of everything - sports fields, playground, trails, and it connects directly to Bellevue Botanical Gardens. To take full advantage to all this park has to offer, start your walk with a few laps on the track around the sports field.
Once you’re done, head up to the path that runs along the parking lot and around the bathrooms.
Take a stroll past the playfields on the upper part of the park. The nature trails that run though this park connect just beyond the outfields. If you’d like to stay on the paved trails, head around the playfields and back toward the playground.