• Tree Tours

    As part of Bellevue’s Neighborhood Tree Ambassador program, community members volunteer to create walking tours of the trees in their neighborhoods. This year’s tree ambassadors worked hard to create self-guided tours throughout Bellevue. Take a tour to enjoy the fresh air, learn about some of our area’s fascinating trees, and deepen your connection with your neighborhood!

    Each tree tour is a PDF document with a map of the route, with photographs and descriptions of trees and landmarks, that will guide you as you explore the neighborhood. 

    If you have questions or would like to share feedback, please email trees@bellevuewa.gov.

    Self-Guided Tree Tours

    Click the links below to download a PDF tree tour in one of several neighborhoods. Tree tours for additional Bellevue neighborhoods will be added this autumn. 

    Cougar Mountain/Lakemont

    Lewis Creek Park

    • Created by Debra Kumar
    • Length: 1/2 mile
    • Theme: From Farm to Park. Lewis Creek is a beautiful, multi-use park located in South Bellevue.


    Crossroads Park and surrounding area

    • Created by Marilyn Mayers
    • Length: 1.1 miles
    • Theme: Trees and landscaping integrate environmental objectives with features welcoming our multi-ethnic and multi-age community.


    Bellevue Square and Downtown Park

    • Length: Approximately 45 minutes
    • Theme: Choosing trees for a city

    Bellevue Library and Ashwood Playfield

    • Created by Karen Voorhees
    • Length: Approximately 15 minutes
    • Theme: The diversity and benefits of urban trees that reflect the roots, history, and background of the city, paralleling our city’s growth and change.

    McCormick Park

    • Created by Karen Voorhees
    • Length: Approximately 15 minutes
    • Theme: The importance of trees in urban landscapes and public spaces on busy arterial roads.

    Northeast Bellevue

    Tam O'Shanter Park and nearby neighborhood

    • Created by Sarath Sivadasan
    • Length: 30 minutes
    • Theme: Start on your journey to recognize deciduous, conifer, pine and cedar trees and quench your curiosity on lifespan and understory by taking a quick walk in the park with a puzzling finish!

    West Bellevue

    Chism Beach Park

    • Created by JL
    • Length: 30 minutes
    • Theme: Learn about trees, native birds and wildlife interactions on this beautiful tour in Chism Beach Park, nestled on the shores of Lake Washington.


    Wilburton Hill Park and nearby neighborhood

    • Created by Barb Williams
    • Theme: Trees have been and continue to be an important part of Bellevue’s history and the city’s commitment to preserve a healthy environment for humans and wildlife.

    Kelsey Creek Park and nearby neighborhood

    • Created by Steve Williams
    • Length: three-quarters of a mile
    • Theme: Introduction to 40 different trees

    Kelsey Creek Park and Farm

    • Created by Bhopesh Bassi
    • Theme: Introduction to the plant and animal ecosystem in and around Kelsey Creek Park and Farm