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    Holiday gift card drive

    The city is sponsoring a children’s holiday gift card drive through Nov. 30 for Bellevue families in need of additional support, with Bellevue Parks & Community Services and the Bellevue…

    Free master naturalist training

    Do you have a passion for the environment and Bellevue’s parks, trails and open space? Applications are being accepted for a free master naturalist training program, designed to develop a group of…
    Kelly Gode, a Bellevue master naturalist, plants trees at Wilburton Hill Park.

    Vaccine verification required at recreation facilities beginning Oct. 25

    Visitors to Bellevue’s indoor recreation facilities – as well as performance/conference venues, bars and restaurants – will soon be required to show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or a negative…
    The South Bellevue Community Center offers a variety of recreational programs.

    Neighborhood gathering to focus on park plan

    Join Parks & Community Services Director Michael Shiosaki and staff to provide ideas about Bellevue’s long-term plan for parks, trails and open space at a virtual Neighborhood Leadership…
    The Surrey Downs Park was just an idea in the Parks Plan before it was opened in 2019.

    Openings on Bellevue Network on Aging

    The City of Bellevue is recruiting eight new members for Bellevue Network on Aging, which supports healthy aging in our community. Interested candidates may apply by Friday, Oct. 1. The Network on…
    Members of the Network on Aging represent the group at a gathering.

    Swimming area reopens at Meydenbauer Bay Park

    The City of Bellevue has reopened the swimming area at Meydenbauer Bay Park following a closure due to high bacteria levels in the water.  Closure of the Meydenbauer Bay swimming area on Aug. 13…
    People swim and lounge at Meydenbauer Bay Park.

    Swimming area at Newcastle Beach Park closed

    The City of Bellevue closed the Newcastle Beach Park swimming area Thursday, Aug. 19, due to high bacteria levels in the water. Newcastle Beach Park is located at 4400 Lake Washington Blvd. SE.
    Swimming area closure sign

    Swimming area at Meydenbauer Bay Park closed

    The City of Bellevue closed the Meydenbauer Bay Park swimming area Friday, Aug. 13, due to high bacteria levels in the water. Meydenbauer Bay Park is located at 9899 Lake Washington Blvd. NE.

    Excessive heat, wildfire smoke in Bellevue

    For the second time this summer, the National Weather Service in Seattle has issued an excessive heat watch for western Washington. The heat watch is in effect Wednesday, Aug. 11, to 7 p.m., Saturday…
    A little girl checks out the waterfall at the Inspiration Playground at Downtown Park.

    Free movies return to Downtown, Crossroads parks

    Movies in the Park are back at Downtown Park on Tuesday, Aug. 10 and 17, and Crossroads Park on Thursday, Aug. 12 and 19, with seating starting at 7:30 p.m. and movies beginning at dusk. A 40-foot…
    A crowd is at Downtown Park to watch a summer movie.
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