Hidden Valley Park Partnership
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Construction is expected to begin the week of February 10 for the Hidden Valley Park Gymnasium and Sports Field Improvements project.
The project will entail the construction of a new multi-purpose Boys & Girls Club gymnasium, which will be located adjacent to the lighted ballfield, and will include a modest parking lot expansion, sports field improvements (synthetic field conversions) and the addition of a fourth baseball field. The project is expected to be complete by the end of 2014 or early 2015. The 112th Avenue NE parking lot, restroom and all sports fields, including adjacent pathways, will be closed to the public throughout construction. However, the park's northern-most section (with access off of NE 24th Street) will remain open for the majority of the project, with the exception of a two- or three-week closure later in 2014. This northern area of the park includes a playground and sports courts.
The City of Bellevue and the Boys & Girls Club of Bellevue (BGCB) have worked together in support of children and families for many years. Partnerships include the South Bellevue Community Center, Lake Hills Clubhouse and Ground Zero Teen Center.
In 2011 the two parties proposed a partnership at the City-owned Hidden Valley Park. The City has approved and entered into a long-term lease to allow the BGCB to construct and operate a gymnasium at the park. In return, the BGCB would share the cost to improve the athletic fields at the park, and would allow the City to utilize the gym for City programs when not being used by the BGCB. The BGCB Board of Directors and the Bellevue City Council have endorsed the partnership, and City Council approved it on 8-5-13.
The partnership includes:
A community meeting introducing the project was held on October 11, and a public hearing was held on November 15, to encourage feedback and to allow the public to ask questions and express concerns.
Parks & Community Services
450 110th Ave NE
PO Box 90012
Bellevue, WA 98009
Contact: Scott VanderHyden