Bellevue Challenge Course
Bellevue Outdoor Learning & Development Program (B.O.L.D.)
Experience an exhilarating adventure or have fun learning to become a highly functional team in a beautiful woodsy, natural environment on the Bellevue Challenge Course. So close to home, school, or work, yet you feel as if you’re miles and miles away from the city.
The Bellevue Challenge Course at Eastgate Park, nestled on a hillside above South Bellevue Community Center and tucked among the firs, cedars and broad-leaf maples, is comprised of three independent elements: a high course, low course and vertical play pen. These elements are the tools used in a series of activities designed to improve the performance and cohesiveness of any group through a combination of teamwork, communication and individual problem-solving. Participants always have a choice of the level of challenge they wish to accept.
New features added in 2013: Access to the high course will include a 30-foot cargo net, which will get climbers onto the course much quicker and in a fun, challenging way. Add excitement as you exit the high course by way of a 150-foot zipline.
Discover yourself on the Bellevue Challenge Course, a ropes course with crossings as high as 45 feet above the ground providing a unique recreational and adventurous experience. Tame your goose bumps as you traverse the Burma Loops Bridge, Charlie Chaplin Walk, Flea Jump, Heebie-Jeebie and sixteen other 'rope' crossings. The thrills and challenges, plus a safety harness and some encouragement, will provide a memorable experience to share with your friends and family. You'll go home refreshed and more confident. This is a great outdoor adventure activity for individuals, families, neighbors, co-workers or any group seeking a fun time together.
Video of Discovery Challenge
What people have said about Discovery Challenge:
“The staff that assisted us was great! They were fun, friendly and easygoing with us! I had a blast! The course is so challenging and worth doing over and over again. What a rush. I love how it gets easier as your confidence builds with each challenge on the course.”
“I highly recommend the Discovery Challenge course - it IS challenging and quite a discovery. And it’s a great workout as well.”
“This was SO MUCH FUN! My husband and I both purchased passes, and enjoyed the ropes course immensely. The instructors are great, the equipment was in pristine condition, and the location is easy to find. My husband has already signed up to go back again this weekend on his own! “
“Discovery Challenge was such a great adrenaline rush. It really pushes you out of your comfort zone. So, you learn something about yourself. And if you go with a group of friends, it becomes a cherished, shared memory and experience.”
Session Start Times:
June through September - 6 p.m.
April through October - 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.
May through September - 10 a.m., 1 p.m., and 4 p.m.
May through September - 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
No Discovery Challenge program Memorial or Labor Day Weekends
April/May and September/October - $39/resident and $49/non-resident
June through August - $54/resident and $65/non-resident
- Minimum age is 9 years
- Minimum height is 5 feet
- Maximum weight is 260 lbs
- Call 425-452-4240 in advance to reserve your date and time; drop-ins are welcome on a space-available basis.
- Payment is required at time of booking; be prepared to pay with a Visa or MasterCard.
On the day of your scheduled session:
- Check in at the South Bellevue Community Center (14509 SE Newport Way), 15 minutes prior to your session start time.
- Sign the waiver form (parent/legal guardian must sign for participants under 18).
- Receive a wristband to confirm check-in.
- Head to the Challenge Course!
Bellevue Outdoor Learning and Development (B.O.L.D.)
Ideal for classes or work teams, the course helps groups learn together. Nearly any group that wants to be more successful can benefit. Under the supervision of skilled staff, your group will craft a solution to the Crocodile Crossing, support each other on the Wild Woozy or cheer someone crossing Islands in the Sky. Each of the 24 activities at the Bellevue Challenge Course is an opportunity to learn while playing.
What can your group learn?
Your group or team can learn valuable life skills through interactive participation in the B.O.L.D. program on the challenge course: teamwork, problem solving, support, communication and leadership.
Who Can Attend B.O.L.D.?
Nearly any group, ages 12 to 80, can attend a challenge course.
- School Classes
- Sports Teams
- Youth Groups
- Community Groups
The challenge course activities dramatically show success as participants become more effective problem solvers. When attempting a difficult task, participants will see and feel how effective support and communication help them complete impossible-looking tasks. While experiencing these things, participants will also see effective leadership in action.
Additional information and forms for B.O.L.D.: