Meydenbauer Bay Park and Marina Projects

View of Meydenbauer Bay Park - 1-24-19

Meydenbauer Bay Park is open!

The park's grand opening was March 16, 2019.  Come visit Bellevue's new beach park!

Visitor Moorage

Visitor moorage accommodates 14 boats between Piers 2 and 3 in the Bellevue Marina. Access, moorage and restrooms meet ADA accessibility guidelines. Design of the facility was funded by Washington State's Recreation and Conservation Office (RCO). For hours, rules and other marina information, view the Bellevue Marina web page.

Marina contact information:

  • Zarrian Smith, Contract Administrator - 425-452-4883
  • Jon Abood, On-Site Caretaker at Bellevue Marina - 425-443-1090

Meydenbauer Bay Park Development - Phase 1 

Park Development contact information - Scott VanderHyden, Project Manager, may be reached at or 425-452-4169.

Phase 1 construction included a viewing terrace, hillside woodland, outdoor classroom, play area, beach house, PPV launch, whaling building update, pedestrian pier, shoreline restoration, daylighted channel, and ravine.   

Meydenbauer Park - 2016 - 90 percent site design

2010 Master Plan


Construction Schedule

The  park was completed and opened to the public on March 16, 2019.

The City Council approved a contract with IMCO General Construction to build the first phase of Meydenbauer Bay Park.  Construction began in early May 2017 and was completed in March 2019.  Project highlights include:

  • Relocation and expansion of the public swimming beach
  • Construction of a new beach house with restrooms and showers
  • Creation of a curvilinear pedestrian pier and hand-carry boat launch
  • Conversion of the lower portions of the existing park into a natural ravine
  • Lake Washington Boulevard right-of-way improvements, including undergrounding of overhead power lines
  • 99th Street parking lot and marina entrance improvements
  • Walking paths, picnic areas, pedestrian promenade and children's play area.

Work occurred primarily west and northwest of 99th Avenue NE to connect with and expand the existing park, which was closed during construction. 

Meydenbauer Bay Park Master Plan

The Meydenbauer Bay Park and Land Use Plan, recommended by the Steering Committee and Park Board, was unanimously and enthusiastically adopted by Bellevue City Council on December 13, 2010 (Resolution No. 8182).  The park plan provides for a memorable shoreline experience, improves pedestrian access to the water and downtown, employs positive environmental shoreline improvements, helps increase awareness of and understanding about the area's rich boating and whaling history, while also providing multiple opportunities to gather, play and recreate.  The plan will be phased (designed, permitted and constructed) over many years as funding is made available. 



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