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 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.
5808 Lakemont Boulevard SE
The Lewis Creek Visitor Center is a gathering place for environmental education and recreation. More than 80% of this 55-acre park is preserved as an undeveloped natural area. Located at the headwaters of Lewis Creek, the park offers three habitats to explore — wetland, grassland, and forest — all accessible by approachable hiking trails.
Park rangers host a wide variety of environmental programs year-round. 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 and during pre-scheduled environmental programming.
Programs and events:
- Search and register for programs, with "Lewis Creek Visitor Center & Park" in the location field.
- Park Scavenger Hunt - explore the park with your family, troop or class!
- 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.
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.
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.
Have a passion for the environment? Become a Bellevue Master Naturalist!
- Lewis Creek Native Plant Field Guide - note: this is a large file.
- Lewis Creek Park map
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.