Lewis Creek Park
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Park and Visitor Center Amenities/Description: The Lewis Creek Park and Visitor Center serve as community gathering places for environmental education and recreation. More than 80 percent of the 55-acre park is preserved in its natural condition. The park is situated at the headwaters of Lewis Creek and offers three diverse habitats to explore - wetland, grassland and forest - all accessible by boardwalks and soft-surface trails. In addition to the nearly three-mile trail system, the site includes a visitor center, separate play areas for younger and older children, basketball court, soccer/baseball fields that can be reserved for practices and games, and restrooms that are open from dawn until dusk, seven days per week.
The Lewis Creek Visitor Center is open to the public Wednesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (closed on Mondays, Tuesdays and holidays). The 2,500 square-foot, multipurpose interpretive center provides visitors with Bellevue Parks and regional system information, family programs and recreational opportunities. Stop in to check out a pair of binoculars or grab a book from the library and relax in the seating area.
Rentals: The Visitor Center is available for rentals during non-open hours. This facility is ideal for small social gatherings and business meetings. Tables and chairs are available for all rentals. Maximum capacity is 50 people. Visitor Center rental informationMaster Naturalist Training Program -
Become a Master Naturalist! Applications are due by December 13, 2013. View 2014 flyer
. This stewardship training program educates volunteers on the importance and significance of ecological restoration and preservation for the management and conservation of natural resources and natural area. Participants will learn about the area's ecology, hydrology, geology, native plants, wildlife, cultural history and restoration efforts. The sixteen-week program is free to interested students, community members and volunteers. Learn more Programs and events:
Park Rangers lead tours of the park and offer interpretive programs on a wide range of nature-related topics:
- Owl-tober - two programs about owls.
- Family and Adult Programs for Fall-Winter 2013 include children's story time, an engaging games and activities series, book reads, Hot Topic discussions and movies.
- Fall-Winter 2013 program flyer for MSEEC, Lewis Creek Park Visitor Center and Lake Hills Greenbelt Ranger Station
- Movies for Fall-Winter 2013 - join us for nature-themed movies and documentaries, and be inspired by the beauty of Lewis Creek Park.
- Hikes for Fall-Winter 2013 - Did you know that Bellevue has almost 100 parks and over 80 miles of trails to explore? Get connected to your local greenbelts and neighborhood parks as rangers take you on hikes throughout the year.
- Self-Guided Nature Walk - explore the park on your own.
- Lewis Creek also hosts interpretive programs put on by the Eastside Audubon Society, the Eastside Heritage Center and the Bellevue Stream Team.
- Group programs
- Become a Master Naturalist
Directions: 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.