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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Community centers offer escape from heat

The water spray playground at Crossroads Park is another refreshing option.With temperatures reaching record-breaking heights, residents can find refuge from the heat in Bellevue's air-conditioned community centers.

Mayor Grant Degginger suggests ways to stay cool 
Fire Department tips

Drop-in visitors are welcome at the community centers. Six beach parks offer swimming in Lake Washington. The Water Spray Playground at Crossroads Park, 16000 NE 10th St., offers another option for beating the heat.

  • North Bellevue Community Center, 4063 148th Ave. NE 
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Crossroads Community Center, 16000 NE 10th St.
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Highland Community Center, 14224 Bel-Red Road 
    Hours:  Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. and Friday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • South Bellevue Community Center, 14509 SE Newport Way
    Hours: Monday through Thursday, 6 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday, 6 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Beach Parks: 

  • Chesterfield Beach Park, 2501 100th Ave. SE
  • Chism Beach Park, 1175 96th Ave. SE
  • Clyde Beach Park, 2 92nd Ave. NE
  • Enatai Beach Park, 3519 108th Ave. SE
  • Meydenbauer Beach Park, 419 98th Ave. NE
  • Newcastle Beach Park, 4400 Lake Washington Blvd SE

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450 110th Ave. NE
P.O. Box 90012
Bellevue, WA 98009
Phone: 425-452-6885
Fax: 425-452-7221


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