Welcome to Bellevue signs

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The Welcome to Bellevue Signs project identifies Bellevue City Limit locations with updated images. New signs were unveiled starting in 2018 to replace older signs installed in the 1980s. Below are descriptions of the scenes depicted in the signs. Map showing sign locations.

Coal Creek Waterfall

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This Welcome to Bellevue sign features a photo of a Bellevue waterfall on Coal Creek, visible from the Coal Creek Trail.

The waterfall can be accessed by walking a short distance northwest on the Coal Creek Trail from the trailhead directly across Lakemont Boulevard from the Cougar Mountain Regional Park/Red Town Trailhead parking lot. The sign is located at the Bellevue city limits on Coal Creek Parkway and on Lakemont Boulevard. Photo credit: Marcus Donner.

Lewis Creek Park


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Highlighting a trail that meanders through Lewis Creek Park. The sign is located at the Bellevue city limits on Village Park Drive.

Photo credit: Megan Eide (April 2018), an intern engineer with the Bellevue Transportation Department.




Bellevue Golf Course


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For north Bellevue in the Bridle Trails area, we chose a shot of the water feature and green on the 14th hole of the Bellevue Golf Course. The city-owned course opened in 1968.

In addition to beautiful tree-lined fairways and easy walking, the course sports a driving range, golf shop, teaching pros, and a restaurant.

The welcome sign is located near the golf course, on 140th and on 148th Avenue Northeast. Photo credit: John Johnson.

Bellevue Downtown Park


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Framed by skyscrapers, Bellevue Downtown Park is a 21-acre oasis of green in the heart of Bellevue. with a promenade, canal and waterfall.

The signs are located at: Lake Washington Boulevard, north of Northup Way; at Northeast 24th Street and 98th Ave. Northeast; and at Lake Washington Boulevard and Northeast First Street. Photo credit: Megan Eide.


Lake Sammamish

Lake Sammamish forms the eastern border of Bellevue and is near the neighborhoods of

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Spiritridge, Phantom Lake, Sammamish Heights, Rosemont Beach, Lake Manor and West Lake Sammamish. Residents of these communities enjoy scenic water and mountain views, walking and bicycling trails, and amenities at Weowna Park.

This sign is located at the north city limits on West Lake Sammamish Parkway (WLSP), near Northeast 24th Street, and also on WLSP near Interstate 90. Photo credit: BellevueHomes.com.


Bridle Trails

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This sign will be placed at the Bellevue city limits on 132nd Avenue Northeast and 116th Avenue Northeast in the Bridle Trails neighborhood.

The photo was taken at Parkside Stables in the Bridle Trails neighborhood.

Photo credit: Parkside Stables



Northeast Bellevue

This sign will be placed north of 156th Avenue Northeast and Northeast Bel-Red Road,
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and on Northeast Bel-Red Road, north of Northeast 30th Street.

It features the City of Bellevue logo. Bellevue was incorporated as a city in March 1953.



Future signs

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In a future phase of this project, we'll install signs at other city limit locations.


Old signs

The older Welcome to Bellevue signs have been mostly removed

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from the city over the past 10 years due to changing border locations and because they have worn out.