Bellevue Parks and Open Spaces

Bellevue Parks and Open Spaces

Bellevue could be referred to as a city within a park due to its abundant green spaces and the availability of outdoor recreation for residents to enjoy. Bellevue is home to 100+ parks, including ball fields, beach parks, and forested areas with plenty of hiking trails, and manicured meadows where you can toss a Frisbee. Below is a sample of Bellevue’s parks:

Bellevue Botanical Garden  12001 Main Street  –  The Bellevue Botanical Garden is a fun place to visit year round. It contains cultivated gardens, natural wetlands and a woodland trail that are both beautiful and educational for visitors to view.

Bellevue Downtown Park  10201 NE 4th  –  20-acres of beautiful green in the heart of downtown Bellevue is the delightful centerpiece of the Bellevue Parks System. The park includes a 1 1/2 mile promenade bordered shade trees and a stepped canal features a 240-foot wide waterfall cascading into a reflecting pond. Ten acres of lawn is perfect for picnicking, plus a play area and formal gardens offer enjoyment for all ages.

Chism Beach Park  1175 96th Ave SE  –  18 acre park features swimming, with lifeguards on duty late June through Labor Day. The park includes two picnic sites suitable for larger group events, a dock, and picnic & play areas, restrooms and is handicapped accessible.

Chesterfield Beach Park  2501-100th Avenue SE  –  This park is perfect for fishing on the dock. It includes play and picnic areas, restrooms, and swimming, with lifeguards on duty late June through Labor Day.

Enatai Beach Park  3519-108th Avenue SE  –  A lovely little park along the I-90 corridor that connects to the Lake Washington trail. Seasonally offering kayak and paddle boat rentals.

Kelsey Creek Farm & Park  410 130th Place SE  –  This park offers hiking and jogging trails, picnic areas, a playground, open grassy areas, creeks, wetlands and forests.

Killarney Glen Park 1933 – 104th Ave SE  –  Surrounded by large trees, this park is truly a secluded haven in the shadows of downtown

Mercer Slough Nature Park and Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center  1625 118th Ave. SE  –  Visitors can a walk or kayak trip through the 320-acre Mercer Slough Nature Park to view local wildlife and go bird watching. The canal winding through this nature park offers views of great blue herons, bald eagles, jays, beavers, otters, wild iris, water lilies and blackberries. This amazing wetland area is located in the heart of urban Bellevue, and its companion Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center features a visitor center with activities and a tree house to view the area and downtown Bellevue’s skyline. Visitors of the Educational Center may enjoy nature walks, guided canoe tours and art in nature classes.

Meydenbauer Beach Park  419 98th Ave NE  –  This 3.44 acre park offers beach park offers swimming, a fishing dock, picnic areas, restrooms and is handicapped accessible.

Newcastle Beach Park  4400 Lake Washington Blvd SE  –  The biggest beach park in Bellevue’s park system. It features swimming, with lifeguards on duty late-June through Labor Day, a nature trail, 300-foot dock, children’s play area and picnic facilities with a BBQ.

 

Duvall-Carnation Parks and Open Spaces

Duvall-Carnation Parks and Open Spaces

Duvall Parks and Open Spaces

Big Rock Ball Fields  28430 NE Big Rock Road, Duvall, WA 98019
Depot Park  26225 NE Stephens St., Duvall, WA 98019
Dougherty Farmstead  26526 NE Cherry Valley Road, Duvall, WA 98019
Duvall Dog Park  Snoqualmie Valley Trail, Duvall, WA 98019
Duvall Skate Park  28430 NE Big Rock Road, Duvall, WA 98019
Judd Park  28406 NE 149th Place, Duvall, WA 98019
Lake Rasmussen Park  4th Avenue NE, Duvall, WA 98019
McCormick Park  26200 NE Stephens Street, Duvall, WA 98019
Riverview School District Facilities  15510 1st Ave NE, Duvall, WA 98019
Snoqualmie Valley Trail  Snoqualmie Valley Trail, Duvall, WA 98019
Taylor Landing  16201 Main Street NE, Duvall, WA 98019
Taylor Park  26605 NE Park St., Duvall, WA 98019

Carnation Parks and Open Spaces

City-owned parks and open space comprise a total of 38 acres.   In addition to the city-owned parks, the community is fortunate to have more than 500 additional acres of parks, open space, and recreational facilities available in public ownership by King County, Riverview School District, and the State of Washington.

Carnation Walking Routes Map
Tolt-MacDonald Park and Campground (King County Park)
Carnation Off-Leash Dog Park (City of Carnation Park)
Nick Loutsis Park (City of Carnation Park)
Valley Memorial Park (City of Carnation Park)
Fred Hockert Park (City of Carnation Park)
Snoqualmie Valley Trail (King County Park)
Chinook Bend Natural Area (King County Park)
Snoqualmie/Lower Tolt River Boat Launch

Kirkland Parks and Open Spaces

Kirkland Parks and Open Spaces

City of Kirkland Parks and Trails Overview

Bridle Trails State Park  Sometimes called “the wilderness in the city,” this day use park is a popular Seattle area destination. The 482 acre park is known for its riding trails, summer weekend horse shows, and music events. Bridle Trails Park Foundations’ annual Party in the Park is a community favorite. A state Discover Pass is required for parking on site. Features include 28 Miles of horse and hiking trails, a 1.6-mile-long self-guided interpretive trail, and a picnic area

Cross Kirkland Corridor Trail  The Cross Kirkland Corridor (CKC) interim trail is a ten-foot-wide, 5.75-mile crushed gravel trail that runs from the South Kirkland Park & Ride, at the City’s southern boundary, north through the Totem Lake Business District. It’s part of the 42-mile Eastside Rail Corridor, which runs from Renton to Snohomish. The Kirkland trail opened in early 2015 and is popular with walkers, joggers, and bike riders. It connects users to schools, parks, eight of the city’s 13 neighborhoods, two of its major transportation hubs, and three business districts. The CKC embodies Kirkland’s vision of being a walkable, livable, connected, and sustainable community.

Marina Park, located at 25 Lakeshore Plaza, Marina Park is open year round. Its downtown Kirkland locale, close to restaurants and shops, make it a popular destination. The park features a sandy beach, lawn and picnic tables and memorial benches, restrooms, outdoor sculptures (Puddle jumpers, the Home Coming, Bicentennial Fountain), and stunning Lake Washington and Seattle views. Its open-air pavilion is center stage for summer concerts and special events like the city’s Independence Day Celebration and Kirkland Uncorked, Summer Concert Series and Summerfest. The Marina Park dock has moorage with 60+ slips, a tour dock and boat-launch.

Peter Kirk Park is most known for its lit up Lee Johnson field, Peter Kirk Park offers something for everyone. Located in the core of Kirkland, the park is adjacent to the Kirkland Transit Center, performing arts center, library, teen center, and community center. Wireless internet access, children’s playground, skate court, basketball court, tennis courts, pathways, picnic tables, benches, open lawn areas, Peter Kirk pool (seasonal), public art, restrooms, and a parking garage are some of its many features.

Heritage Park is an icon on Market Street in Kirkland, Heritage Hall is on the historic landmarks registry and its adjacent park grounds offer interpretive displays, trails, open lawn areas, tennis courts, benches, and small climbing rocks.

Houghton Beach Park, located at 5811 Lake Washington Boulevard, is open year round. The park is nestled between Carillon Point and downtown Kirkland along Lake Washington Boulevard. In addition to providing perfect respite for joggers, Houghton Beach is also a pleasurable walking destination from downtown Kirkland with its world-class views of Seattle and Lake Washington. Its popular with sports enthusiasts as it features a swimming beach, kayak put-in and beach volleyball court.  The 75 foot dock is perfect for fishing. This park includes 900 lineal feet of waterfront and sandy beach for those who want to splash in the water, or swim, on hot summer days. Other park amenities: picnic tables, a playground, benches, grassy area and public restrooms. 

Waverly Beach Park is a waterfront park with an enclosed swimming area and public boat dock, picnic tables, benches, restrooms, children’s playground, open lawn area, enclosed swimming area, and a windsurfing area with stunning Seattle views..

Juanita Beach Park includes a public beach with enclosed swimming area and seasonal life guards on duty, picnic tables, children’s playground, public dock, beach volleyball, seasonal restrooms, outdoor showers, and changing rooms, lighted tennis courts, little league ball fields, access to Juanita Creek, open lawn areas, and horseshoe pits.

Marsh Park, located at 6605 Lake Washington Blvd NE, is a fine lakeside park accessible via sidewalk and includes a small parking area and ample street parking.  Visitors can picnic, fish, sunbath, take dip in the lake – or just drink in the view of the sparkling lake vista, with Seattle and Olympic Mountains beyond, as the sun sets.  The 4+ acre park includes public restrooms, benches, picnic tables, a dock, grassy areas, chess tables and 575 lineal feet of shoreline.

Terrace Park, located in the northeast corner of the Lakeview neighborhood, is a simple park with a basketball layup court, playground, benches and a spacious grassy area for Frisbee, a flag football game or to play with your dog. There is ample parking at the park, and it’s easy to assess on foot as well.

Yarrow Bay Wetlands, located at NE Points Dr & 101st Way NE, encompasses Evergreen Point, Hunts Point and Yarrow Point as they meet up with Lake Washington.  The wetlands is over 70 acres and best explored by canoe or kayak. Put your watercraft into the lake at Houghton Beach and paddle south to reach the wetlands.  There’s a channel accessible from the lake that will allow you to paddle in and explore. The interpretive trail that accompanies the wetlands skirts apartments and condo – while it has interpretive signage and benches along the way it’s a short walk that only takes about 10 minutes.

Medina-Yarrow Point Parks and Open Spaces

Medina-Yarrow Point Parks and Open Spaces

Medina

Medina Park   NE 12th St & 82nd Ave NE
Viewpoint Park   Overlake Drive West & 84th Ave NE
Fairweather Nature Preserve   Evergreen Point Road & NE 32nd St
Medina Beach Park   501 Evergreen Point Road
City Dock at Lake Lane   Lake Lane
City Dock at 84th Ave NE   South end of 84th Ave NE

Hunts Point
No public spaces

Yarrow Point (just east of)
Yarrow Bay Wetlands  101 Way NE & NE Points Drive

Mercer Island Parks and Open Spaces

Mercer Island Parks and Open Spaces

Mercer Island Parks and Facilities

The sylvan nature of Mercer Island is beautifully demonstrated within the well-maintained park and trail system on the island. Hike, bike, walk, play, watch nature, swim, participate in organized sports – residents may enjoy all of these outdoor activities. On the north end, the 20 acre Park on the Lid offers families countless hours of playtime with its children’s play area, sports fields and basketball courts. Three of the larger city parks– Luther Burbank Park, Clarke Beach and Groveland Beach Park– have beaches. Luther Burbank itself contains 4,000 feet of shoreline, a boat dock and fishing pier, three miles of maintained trails, a children’s play area, tennis courts, and the city’s only off-leash dog park. The south end Pioneer Park contains 113 wooded acres, and its Southeast Quadrant is specifically set up for horseback riding.

Park on the Lid (Aubrey Davis Park)   72nd SE & SE 22nd
Bicentennial Park   77th SE & SE 32nd
Clarke Beach   7700 East Mercer Way
Clise Park   SE 40th & Island Crest Way
Deane’s Children’s Park   5500 Island Crest Way
Homestead Park   SE 40th & 82nd
Island Crest Park   5500 Island Crest Way
Luther Burbank Park   2040 84th Ave SE
Mercerdale Park   77th SE & SE 32nd
Pioneer Park   SE 68th & Island Crest Way
Ellis Pond   SE 47th & 90th SE
First Hill Park   SE 32nd & 72nd SE
Pea Patch Gardens   8236 SE 24th St
Roanoke Park   70th Ave SE & West Mercer Way
Rotary Park   88th SE & SE 44th
Secret Park   SE 27th & West Mercer Way
Slater Park   2835 60th Place SE
South Mercer Playfields   SE 78th & 84th SE

Photos of some of our favorite parks and events:

Park on the Lid

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Island Crest Park

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Luther Burbank Park

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Pioneer Park

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Pea Patch Gardens

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Slater Park

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Recreation and Events

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Summer Celebration

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http://www.mercergov.org/Files/MI_PARKSGUIDE.PDF (great map!!)

Redmond Parks and Open Spaces

Redmond Parks and Open Spaces

Marymoor Regional Park is one of the most fantastic venues in the Seattle-Eastside area. With 640 acres of play space, it’s no wonder 3+ million people visit the park every year.  Marymoor features play fields, mainly soccer fields, ball fields, and lighted tennis courts. A 35-foot, free-standing climbing structure, radio-controlled airplane field, Velodrome and dog off-leash area add to its active atmosphere. Hikers can park at Marymoor and then connect to several trails which lead to the Sammamish River Trail and the Bridle Crest Trail. Marymoor Park is also a popular 5,000-person concert venue which hosts an annual summer concert series.

City of Redmond parks overview

Renton Parks and Open Spaces

Renton Parks and Open Spaces

Parks and Trails

Maps
Renton Parks Overview
Community Services Interactive Map
Trails and Bikeways Guide Map – printable pdf 
Map of trails and natural areas
Walking map of Burien, SeaTac, Tukwila, and Renton
Map of Regional Trails in King County
King County Cedar River Trail Map

Sammamish Parks and Open Spaces

Sammamish Parks and Open Spaces

Lake Sammamish State Park
Lake Sammamish State Park is a 512-acre day-use park with 6,858-feet of waterfront on Lake Sammamish. The park provides deciduous forest and wetland vegetation for the enjoyment of visitors. A salmon-bearing creek and a great-blue-heron rookery are additional features.

Sammamish River Trail
The Sammamish River Trail runs 10.9 miles along the Sammamish River from Bothell to Marymoor Park in Redmond as part of the “Locks to Lakes Corridor.” The SRT is paved its entire length and is one of King County’s most popular regional trails. The trail offers extraordinary views of the river, the broad Sammamish River Valley, Cascade foothills and Mt. Rainier. Bicyclists, joggers, skaters, walkers, and others enjoy the trail as a regional recreation resource.

Burke-Gilman Trail
The Burke-Gilman Trail runs more than 18 miles from Shilshole Bay in Seattle to Bothell, where it intersects the Sammamish River Trail. It is a paved over its entire length with the exception of an on-road segment in Ballard.

Marymoor Connector Trail
This link allows users to ride or walk from the Puget Sound all the way to the Cascades.

East Lake Sammamish Trail
The East Lake Sammamish Trail follows a historic railroad route along the eastern shore of Lake Sammamish within the cities of Redmond, Sammamish and Issaquah. Part of the “Locks to Lakes Corridor,” the trail is approximately 11 miles long and follows an off-road corridor along the lake and through lakeside communities.

City of Sammamish Parks Overview

Beaver Lake Park
Beaver Lake Park offers opportunities for recreation, hiking, and exploring its 54 forested acres. Facilities include a large pavilion and lodge with public restrooms on the north side; and three ball fields, a picnic shelter, play structure, and restrooms on the south side. Unpaved hiking paths connect the north and south sides of the park.

East Sammamish Park
This neighborhood park, located directly behind Margaret Mead Elementary School, offers a play area, soccer field, two baseball fields, tennis courts, and plenty of open space to play in or walk your dog.

Ebright Creek Park
Ebright Creek Park is Sammamish’s newest neighborhood park. This park, whose namesake creek flows north-south across its west side, was completed in spring, 2007.

Pine Lake Park
Located along the shores of Pine Lake, the wooded park offers swimming, boat launch, fishing pier, and two new play areas. There are baseball/softball/open play fields and a basketball court. Picnic facilities are plentiful. The park is host to numerous community events, including the annual Summer Nights At The Park series of music concerts, plays and outdoor movies.

Sammamish Commons
Located at City Hall, Sammamish Commons features a basketball court, climbing wall, group picnic areas, play structure,
Restrooms, skate park, trails and wildlife viewing.

Sammamish Landing
An 8.23 acre site located along the eastern shoreline of Lake Sammamish. It is the only stretch of land along the shoreline of Lake Sammamish that is in public ownership within the City limits.

Woodinville Parks and Open Spaces

Woodinville Parks and Open Spaces

Cottage Lake Park
Cottage Lake is a 63-acre lake located about four miles east of the city of Woodinville. A county park is located on the north shore of the lake. The watershed encompasses approximately 4,300 acres in the upper Bear Creek Basin of northeastern King County and southern Snohomish County.

Sammamish River Trail
The Sammamish River Trail runs 10.9 miles along the Sammamish River from Bothell to Marymoor Park in Redmond as part of the “Locks to Lakes Corridor.” The SRT is paved its entire length and is one of King County’s most popular regional trails. The trail offers extraordinary views of the river, the broad Sammamish River Valley, Cascade foothills and Mt. Rainier. Bicyclists, joggers, skaters, walkers, and others enjoy the trail as a regional recreation resource.

Burke-Gilman Trail
The Burke-Gilman Trail runs more than 18 miles from Shilshole Bay in Seattle to Bothell, where it intersects the Sammamish River Trail. It is a paved over its entire length with the exception of an on-road segment in Ballard.

DeYoung Park
DeYoung Park is in the heart of downtown. Named after the DeYoung family, this park provides a tree-shaded spot for lunch and features unique artwork.

Rotary Community Park
Rotary Community Park provides a unique combination of active and passive recreation uses including a Skate/BMX park, playground, climbing boulder, art wall, trail and boardwalk system, and picnic area.

Wilmot Gateway Park
Woodinville’s first community park offers a playground, open play area, public art and connects to the Sammamish River Trail along the Sammamish River.

Woodin Creek Park
The park is located south of Wilmot Gateway Park and offers a picnic shelter, half-court basketball court, public art and also connects to the Sammamish River Trail.

Greenbrier Park
A small open grass play area.

Little Bear Creek Linear Park (undeveloped)
Future planned development of a linear trail system along the length of the Little Bear Creek.

Quail Ridge Park
Undeveloped park land at NE 171st Place and 125th Place NE.

Stonehill Meadows Park
A small play area with a play structure.

Tanglin Ridge Park
A small play area with a play structure.

Woodin Glen Park
Undeveloped park land donated by the Conner family at NE 190th Place.

Woodinville Heights Park
Woodinville’s first neighborhood park.