Lake Hills Greenbelt Ranger Station

Would you like to be a Master Naturalist?

Bellevue Master Naturalists learn about our area’s ecology, geology, wildlife, plant life, cultural history, wetlands, forests, and streams from professors, local professionals, scientists, research assistants, and Park Rangers. Master Naturalists will focus on restoration and conservation efforts, and will help share this passion by working with and educating their community.

Gardens at Lake Hills Greenbelt

The Lake Hills Greenbelt is a wetland corridor encompassing more than 150 acres of diverse wildlife habitat including forests, wetlands, streams and lakes. Amenities include trails, community gardens and pea patches, picnic areas, blueberry farms and seasonal produce stands. Park patrons can attend master gardener workshops at the Urban Demonstration Garden and enjoy nature walks with a park ranger out of the ranger station.

Community Gardens

Bellevue offers garden plots for lease to the community at two locations: the Lake Hills Greenbelt Ranger Station and Crossroads Park near the Par 3 Golf Course. Each plot measures approximately 400 square feet, and plots are available for lease to the community. For more information, please contact Laura Harper (425-452-7225 or lharper@bellevuewa.gov).  
    
     Community Farms & Gardens web page

Master Gardener Workshops

Lake Hills Greenbelt Picnic Shelter

Washington State University Extension Master Gardeners manage the Urban Demonstration Garden, which includes ornamental theme beds and vegetable gardens. Master gardeners offer free consultation and weekly workshops at the Lake Hills Greenbelt Urban Demonstration Garden every Wednesday and Saturday. For more information on master gardener workshops and programs, please view the full schedule and contact list.

     Master Gardeners of King County web page

Ranger Walks, Hikes and Programs

  • Tours of the Greenbelt - Join a Park Ranger a free guided tour of the Lake Hills Greenbelt.  Visit restoration sites, tour a cedar forest and learn about local wildlife.  These walks are free and meet at the Lake Hills Greenbelt Ranger Station every Saturday beginning at 2 p.m. Walks are fun for the whole family, all ages are welcome and no registration is necessary.

  • Educational Programs - Join a Park Ranger for free educational programming, hikes and nature walks.  Topics range from fungus to bees to watersheds to trees. Dates vary. Please call the Ranger Station for more information - 425-452-7225.  

  • Fall 2018 Natural Resource Program Guide

Community Farms

Visit one of Bellevue's farms to buy blueberries and other local produce:

     Community Farms & Gardens web page

Phantom Lake Non-Motorized Boat Launch

Please visit the Phantom Lake Kiosk for a boating permit. Permits are free, and up to 12 non-resident, non-motorized boats are allowed at a time. Permits are available on a first-come, first-served basis and are valid for three hours. Boating is allowed only during daylight hours. For more information, please call 425-452-7225.

Addresses

Ranger Station: 15416 SE 16th Street, 425-452-7225
Community Gardens: 15500 SE 16th Street
Larsen Lake Blueberry Farm: 700 148th Avenue SE, 425-260-2266
Lake Hills Farm Fresh Produce Stand: 156th Avenue and SE 16th Street, 425-260-2266
Mercer Slough Blueberry Farm Sale Stand:  2380 Bellevue Way SE, 425-467-0501  Phantom Lake Non-Motorized Boat Launch: 2050 156th Avenue SE

Parking and Entry Points

Lake Hills Greenbelt Urban Demonstration and Community Gardens, Larsen Lake Blueberry Farm and Phantom Lake.

Hours

Dawn to dusk

Amenities

Over three miles of trails, picnic areas, non-motorized water access, fishing, waterfront, community gardens and pea-patches, blueberry farms and seasonal/farm fresh produce stands. The Lake Hills Greenbelt is a wetland corridor encompassing over 150 acres of diverse wildlife habitat including forests, wetlands, streams and lakes. Walk or bike the 5-plus mile trail in the footsteps of Native Americans as you wander the Lake to Lake Trail bisecting the Park. Agricultural fields help preserve Bellevue's agricultural heritage and provide fresh seasonal produce. At the community gardens, you learn about various gardening techniques at Backyard Wildlife Habitat Gardens and Master Gardeners Demonstration Gardens. The ranger station provides park information for the Lake Hills Greenbelt Park and includes interpretive displays, information on park trails, programs, gardening, restrooms and meeting rooms.

Directions

Ranger Station/Community Gardens

From I-90, take 148th Avenue SE exit (Exit 11B) north to SE 16th Street. Turn right on SE 16th Street to the Community Farms parking lot before 156th Avenue intersection.

Larsen Lake Blueberry Farm

From I-90, take 148th Avenue SE exit (Exit 11B) north. Turn right into parking lot just past SE 8th Street.

Phantom Lake

From I-90, take 148th Avenue SE exit (Exit 11B) north. Turn right on SE 16th Street. Turn right on 156th Avenue SE. Turn left into Phantom Lake parking lot.

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Contact

Laura HarperParks & Community Services15416 SE 16th StreetBellevue, WA 98007

Telephone

425-452-7225

Email

lharper@bellevuewa.gov
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