Bellevue’s Rejuvenated Downtown Park

We are here to shine a brilliant spotlight on the newly renovated Downtown Bellevue Park. This 20-acre urban oasis, is in the heart of Bellevue, between Bellevue Square Mall and old-Bellevue. A recognized rapid growth, prompted Bellevue leaders to evaluate their city’s potential and opportunities. In 1983, the City of Bellevue acquired 17 acres from the Bellevue School District and a subsequent 4 acres in following years.

The design was devised by local business and residents, by surveying what they envisioned for the park. Through their contributions, the circular promenade was defined. A pedestrian-focused park, free of encroaching buildings and full of beauty was constructed.

Recently, new inspirations and renovations have taken place. Coined as “Finishing the Circle”, this newly expanded park incorporates the original design with new community-drive additions.

After a year of construction, the park had their official unveiling in June of 2017.

The plans called for the Inspiration Playground, brought to us by the Rotary Club of Bellevue, and a circular promenade and grand entry to the south of the part. Other updates include a water feature and terraced seating, stairways and accessible paths.

If you’re gearing for a downtown Bellevue excursion, be sure to incorporate some park-time! Centrally located, you can easily access the many parts of Bellevue that make it unique!

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15447 Southeast 67th Street, Bellevue • MLS# 1155360
$1,150,000 • 4 Bedrooms • 2.5 Bathrooms • 2,970 Square Feet • 9,454 Lot Size

Step in to light, lofty interiors. Tall windows and vaulted ceilings infuse light into the sun-washed living and dining areas. Gather with friends around the beautiful fireplace and enjoy serene garden views. Hardwood floors flow into a gourmet kitchen offering granite surfaces, stainless steel appliances and a breakfast nook with built-in planning desk. Kick back in the huge, adjoining family room warmed by a gas fireplace.

This ideal floorplan features all 4 bedrooms upstairs together—including a luxury master suite with 5-piece bath and walk-in closet—plus an office on the main.

Spend summer days on the beautifully refinished deck and fenced yard backing to a greenbelt. Just steps away, Forest Ridge park offers a playground and picnic area. Nestled against a greenbelt in the desirable Forest Ridge Estates neighborhood, this home offers peaceful and private living just minutes away from shopping and dining. Stroll to the Forest Ridge Park and awardwinning Issaquah schools. Welcome home!

For more information, please contact Cherrie Lee. • 206.353.8899 •