The Parks Levy will make critical investments to:
Open Space, Greenways, Wildlife Corridors and Trails
Dedicate resources to acquire land that complements the existing parks system, increases public access to lake shores, preserves open space, protects water quality, and increases trail connectivity.
Expand opportunities at our community parks, such as allowing visitors to experience botanical displays and educational programs at the Bellevue Botanical Garden Wetland Sun Terrace development.
Neighborhood Park Development
Acquire, plan, and develop neighborhood parks with amenities like play equipment, open space, and trail connections at locations such as Eastgate, Factoria, and Ashwood Park.
Recreation and Community Facilities
Prepare plans for community facilities, including those that support aquatics and a cross-cultural center. When it comes to waterfront restoration and development, this levy will also assist with the continued phased development of waterfront access at Meydenbauer Bay Park. The levy will also protect the water quality of Bellevue’s lakes and streams through the restoration and refurbishment of these parks.
Bel-Red and Wilburton Park Acquisition and Development
Help to acquire and develop parks within the population growth centers in Bel-Red and Wilburton.
Emerging Sports and Off-Leash Areas
Invest in park enhancements to support emerging sports like pickle ball and cricket, as well as improve access for off-leash dogs throughout the park system.
Maintenance and Operations
Protect open space and park facilities investments with additional funding for annual operations and maintenance.