Bellevue Downtown Park

10201 NE 4th St

Bellevue Downtown Park is a 21-acre oasis of green in the heart of Bellevue. A one-half mile promenade, bordered by a double row of shade trees, and a stepped canal, brings one to the 240-foot wide waterfall that cascades into a reflecting pond. A ten-acre lawn area invites one to pause for a picnic with Bellevue’s skyline and Mount Rainier in the background. The park’s delightful play area and formal gardens add to family enjoyment and serve as a backdrop for community events.

Inspiration Playground

The playground is open year-round, and typically sprays water from the Friday of Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. each day.  The playground provides for year-round enjoyment with or without spraying water, 
Downtown Park's Inspiration Playground
Many thanks to Bellevue Rotary Club for helping to expand the original playground in the Downtown Park to include an innovative play space where kids of all ages and abilities can play and explore at their own pace. Dedicated to fun, imagination and learning, it is a universally-accessible play experience - a truly Inspiration(al) Playground.  The new playground offers interactive features that engage the senses, create inclusiveness and accommodate children of all abilities and their caregivers.

Volunteer to be an Inspiration Playground Ambassador!

If you would like to support Bellevue Rotary Club's Inspiration Playground fundraising efforts, please visit

Parking Lots

There are two parking lots for the Downtown Park.  Both are within close proximity to the Inspiration Playground:

  • The main lot is on 100th Avenue NE, and the entry is close to the mid-block of 100th between NE 4th Street and NE 1st Street.
  • The secondary lot is on NE 1st Street close to the intersection of NE 1st and 100th Avenue NE.  This lot is immediately adjacent to the playground. 

Park Hours

Bellevue Downtown Park is open from half an hour before sunrise to 11 p.m., according to Bellevue City Code.

Memorial Benches

Did you know that Downtown Park has over 100 benches, many of which have been donated through the memorial bench program?  For more information about the memorial/donation bench program in the Downtown Park and throughout Bellevue's park system, please contact Sheryl Humphrey at 425-452-4433 or

  • Restrooms Restroom
  • Playground 5-12 yr Playground (5-12 yr.)
  • Playground 2-5 Yr Tot Lot (2-5 yr.)
  • Picnic Area Picnic Tables
  • Self-Guided Trail Pathways
  • Formal Gardens Formal Garden
  • Public Art Public Art
  • Water Feature Water Feature
  • Parking Parking
  • Public Wi-Fi Public Wi-Fi


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