Lewis Creek Park
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. Lewis Creek Park map
The Lewis Creek Park 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 information
Park Rangers lead tours of the park and offer interpretive programs on a wide range of nature-related topics:
- The Family Discovery series includes children's story time, an engaging games and activities series and movies. Be sure to pop in and grab a scavenger map and/or nature journal for your hike on the trail. Summer 2012 flyer
- The Adult Enrichment series includes book reads and films on America's naturalist fore-fathers, a Hot Topic series generating discussion on issues affecting the local and regional ecosystems and, in the winter of 2012, a new series on Living with Wildlife. Summer 2012 flyer
- Lewis Creek also hosts interpretive programs put on by the Eastside Audubon Society, the Eastside Heritage Center and the Bellevue Stream Team. In the spring of 2012, Lewis Creek will host an exhibit from the Burke Museum, "Wolves in Washington."
- Scout programs
- Become a Master Naturalist
- 55 Acres
- Basketball court
- Natural Green Space
- Nature Trail
- Boardwalk Trail
- Paved Pathways
- Tot Lot
- 2-5 years
- Spring toys
From I-90 East - take the Lakemont Blvd. SE exit (exit 13), toward SE Newport Way. Turn right onto West Lake Sammamish Pkwy SE/Lakemont Blvd SE. Go through the stoplight at Newport Way. Go through the stoplight at 171st Ave SE (Matthew's Thriftway). Continue on Lakemont Blvd for approximately .8 miles. Park is on the left side at 5808 Lakemont Blvd SE.