Lewis Creek Park Visitor Center is currently operating at 50% capacity, and pre-registration is required for all programs and services.
All program participants 12 and older will be required to show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or an approved negative test in order to enter indoor recreation and community facilities in compliance with Public Health of Seattle & King County’s Vaccine Verification Order. More Information
5808 Lakemont Boulevard SE
The Lewis Creek Park and visitor center are community gathering places for environmental education and recreation. More than 80% of the 55-acre park is preserved in its natural condition. At the headwaters of Lewis Creek, the park offers three diverse habitats to explore — wetland, grassland and forest — all accessible by boardwalks and soft-surface trails.
Outdoor-only nature programs at Lewis Creek Park have resumed, and the facility is open to the public for drop-in use. Search and register for programs, with "Lewis Creek Visitor Center & Park" in the location field.
In addition to the nearly three miles of trails, the park includes separate play areas for younger and older children, a basketball court, soccer/baseball fields that can be reserved for practices and games, and restrooms open dawn to dusk, seven days a week. The 2,500 square-foot, multipurpose interpretive visitor center provides visitors with information about Bellevue and regional parks, family programs and recreational opportunities.
Lewis Creek Park - open daily from dawn to dusk.
Lewis Creek Visitor Center - Open 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday. Closed holidays.
Interested in the environment? Become a Bellevue Master Naturalist!
The visitor center can be reserved for private use during non-open hours and is ideal for small social gatherings and meetings. Please visit Lewis Creek Visitor Center Rentals for more information.
Programs and events:
Park Scavenger Hunt - explore the park with your family!
Kids can earn a Junior Ranger Badge! Are you looking for a fun and engaging way to inspire your children to connect with nature? There are more than 15 activities you and your child can do together to explore and learn about Bellevue's natural areas. See web page for details.
From I-405 South, merge onto I-90 East via exit 11 toward Spokane. Take the Lakemont Boulevard Southeast exit (Exit 13), toward Southeast Newport Way. Turn right onto West Lake Sammamish Parkway Southeast/Lakemont Boulevard Southeast. Continue to follow Lakemont Boulevard. Park is on the left at 5808 Lakemont Blvd. SE.
Inclement Weather Plan
Call 425-452-4195 before travelling to Lewis Creek Visitor Center to ensure the facility is open.
In the event of inclement weather, the Parks & Community Services Department will make every effort to communicate the status of facilities and programs, special events and rentals. Administration will decide whether to cancel a program or close a facility based upon the safety of participants and employees and the ability to appropriately staff programs and facilities.
As a general rule, if the Bellevue School District is closed due to a weather event, Parks & Community Services Department classes and programs will be cancelled for the entire day. If the Bellevue School District is on a delayed schedule, call the facility for an updated status report. Select facilities may be open for drop-in activities at a modified level. If you are unable to reach the facility, call the Parks & Community Services Department's general information number at 425-452-6885. Inclement weather can affect park use and trail conditions. Please use caution when visiting park sites during poor weather, as trails and other park facilities may become wet and slippery. Park trails may be closed.