150 acres of forest, meadows and wetlands located in the heart of Bellevue offer a glimpse of this city's rural past.
The Farm's Mission is to:
- Preserve this site's natural resources and share its historic farm environment with the community through education;
- Provide the community with a variety of free and/or affordable programs, activities and events; and
- Support and interpret this unique and treasured public farm.
The farm's two historic barns sit prominently on the crest of a hill, overlooking the shallow valleys to each side. Farm animals are out in the pastures or yards daily. Come by and see them! They are available for viewing daily from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., 365 days/year, including weekends and holidays. The farm receives over 250,000 visits each year.
The farm's programs emphasize its uniqueness, with children's recreational programs, seasonal camps, pony care and farm experience classes, farm-themed tours, and many volunteer opportunities. There is no formal entrance fee; however, we welcome and appreciate your donations.
When visiting Kelsey Creek Farm, all dogs and other pets must on a leash at all times. Out of respect to the farm animals' health and wellbeing, all pets are strictly prohibited from the area surrounding the barns (the barnyard).
Groups of 10 or more must pre-register; please call in advance, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., at 425-452-7688, or email KelseyCreekFarm@bellevuewa.gov .
The park features hiking and jogging trails, picnic areas, a playground suitable for young tots, wetlands open grassy areas, creeks, wetlands and forests. The historic Fraser Cabin sits on the hill adjacent to the park's dairy barns. The Eastside Heritage Center hosts drop-in programs for visitors, and there are Log Cabin Day Camps for children. The picnic shelter is located south of the parking lot (see rental information); tables are located throughout the park. Pathways meander through the open lawn areas. Sit on one of the many benches and take in the breath-taking views. The ridge to the east of the farm harbors a beautiful forest of big-leaf maples, alders, black cottonwoods and vine maples (brilliant in fall), with scattered Douglas firs, cedars and spruce. Rivulets trickle down the hillside, creating a moist forest floor lush with ferns and a large variety of shrubs and herbaceous plants.
Kelsey Creek Park Trails
Kelsey Creek Park Rental Information
Inclement Weather Plan
Call 425-452-7688 before travelling to Kelsey Creek Farm to ensure the facility is open.
In the event of inclement weather, the City of Bellevue Parks & Community Services Department will make every effort to clearly communicate the status of facilities and programs, scheduled special events and rentals. Administration will make an operational decision based upon the safety of participants and employees and the ability to appropriately staff programs and facilities.
As a general rule, if the Bellevue School District is closed due to a weather event, all Parks & Community Services Department classes and programs will be cancelled for the entire day. If the Bellevue School District is on a delayed schedule, call the facility for an updated status report. Select facilities may be open for drop-in activities at a modified level. If you are unable to reach the facility, call the Parks & Community Services Department's general information number at 425-452-6885.
Please note: Animal viewing hours will vary during weather events depending on conditions.
Inclement weather can affect park use and trail conditions. Please use caution when visiting park sites during poor weather, as trails and other park facilities may become wet and slippery. Park trails may be closed.