Compared to Seattle, Bellevue does not have an economically diverse urban area. As a result, this downtown park is not so ... More
Compared to Seattle, Bellevue does not have an economically diverse urban area. As a result, this downtown park is not so much a refuge from the pressures of the big city. Instead, it is a 19-acre oasis of greenery in what is already a nice neighborhood. The park contains a beautiful waterfall, a lovely meadow and a whole range of carefully tended plants and flowers that will delight the senses.
The lay out of this park is spacious and clean. There's lots of space to jog, walk your dog, gaze at the fountain and gorgeous greenery, or take your little on to the play structure. It's one of the best parks I know!
We recently moved to Bellevue from Berkeley CA and have been visiting many places with our 2 kids. We love this park. We ride our bikes around the path, play in the water fountain, attend festivals (the fireworks on 4th of July were great for families, strawberry festival was excellent, stay until the last half hour and you get lot's 'o strawberries for $5). We've happened in the park on several occasions and have seen radio boats, antique cars and lots of friendly kids at the playground.
This artificial lake is home to a variety of geese, ducks and other wildlife. It is also popular with swimmers,
runners, crew teams and cyclists. One lap around the lake is a mere 2.8 miles, and you can rent ...
Volunteer Park displays the Olmsted brothers' late Victorian urban style of park design. Vistas of rolling lawns, carefully clumped shrubbery,
tree lined drives and carp ponds almost make you feel like you're strolling with top hat and cane in ...
One indication of the foresight of Bellevue's city planners is the breathtaking little Meydenbauer Beach Park. Though located right in
the city, nestled against Meydenbauer Bay, it has the feel of a true woodland experience. You will hike from ...