• Parks & Community Services

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    photo of Meydenbauer Bay at sunset

    Bellevue Parks & Community Services maintains over 2,700 acres of parks and open space land and over 80 miles of trails. The department also provides recreation programs for over 10,000 participants each year. Parks & Community Services at a glance 

    Parks and Facilities Updates

    • Meydenbauer Beach Closure (06/29/2022): Meydenbauer Bay Park's swim area is closed due to high bacteria count. The earliest the beach may reopen is Friday, July 8.
    • View the current Beach Lifeguard Schedule
    • Bellevue Aquatic Center closure notice: The BAC will be closed from August 21, 2022-September 5, 2022 for annual pool maintenance, and will re-open on September 6, 2022. We will have an updated fall schedule at that time.
    • A portion of the Clyde Beach Park parking lot will be closed for accessibility enhancements beginning Monday, June 6. This project is anticipated to take up to one month. No accessible parking will be available at Clyde Beach Park during this project.
    • Visitors and participants are no longer required to show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or an approved negative test in order to enter indoor community facilities.  Facilities are open for operation, and pre-registration is no longer required for most drop-in programs. Beginning Saturday, March 12, face coverings are no longer required when visiting indoor community facilities.  Please respect people’s choices to continue to wear a mask when in our facilities.  Visit our community centers’ individual webpages for updated schedules of operation and programming information.

    Parks & Community Services eNews

    Be among the first to learn about programs, activities and things to do in Bellevue's parks. Our monthly e-newsletter is your source for up-to-date information on Bellevue Parks & Community Services. Sign up 

    Register for recreation programs

    Bellevue Parks & Community Services offers more value, more variety and more fun with our enriching and educational recreation programs for people of all ages and abilities. Join a youth sports league, get creative after school, take up a martial art, enhance your body and mind with yoga, sign up for swimming lessons or find adaptive programs for youth and adults with disabilities. Our programs offer you the opportunity to stay fit and active. Learn more

    Our mission:

    To build a healthy community through an integrated system of exceptional parks, natural areas, recreation, arts and culture and a broad base of community services. 

    Our vision: 

    In Bellevue everyone can connect to each other and to nature through experiences that help them to live, grow and thrive. 

    Equity: A System of Fairness 

    Equity acknowledges and removes disparities in opportunities, power and resources, so everyone can reach their full potential. Bellevue Parks & Community Services practices equity, which is the responsibility of every individual in the department. Equitable access is a right, not a privilege, and is fundamental to our mission of serving all people. Through equitable policies and practices, we cultivate ties that connect people to the fabric of our community.

    Parks Advisory Bodies 

    Bellevue Parks Funding Priorities Questionnaire

    What would you like to see in Bellevue’s parks and open space system? Please complete a brief questionnaire to let us know!  


    Parks & Community Services
    450 110th Avenue NE
    Bellevue, WA 98004


    PO Box 90012
    Bellevue, WA 98009-9012

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