TRACKS is a Parks & Community Services initiative promoting outdoor adventure, youth leadership and environmental stewardship. TRACKS' mission is to encourage outdoor opportunities for all ages, abilities and income levels, opportunities that develop life skills and knowledge for a healthy community.

Upcoming Programs

2018 Backcountry Film Festival:  Celebrating the Human-Powered Experience
     Jan. 22, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
     Bellevue Botanical Garden
The Mountaineers are bringing back the Backcountry Film Festival.  This new set of thrilling films for 2018, produced by Winter Wildlands Alliance, celebrates the human-powered experience and provides a gathering place for the backcountry snow sports community.  This screening is co-presented by Mountaineers Foothills Branch and the City of Bellevue's Parks & Community Services Department.  Fifty percent of the proceeds will go to support Bellevue Parks' TRACKS program that promotes youth outdoor adventure, stewardship and leadership.  
     Buy tickets here (Eventbrite) 
     Event flyer

Tuesday Trails - Snowshoe Trips (ages 50+)

This winter we will be heading out on weekly snowshoe hikes. The locations and trails will be beginner friendly, mostly flat, and no more than 2 miles in length. Pre-registration is required. All trips and locations are dependent on weather and snow conditions. Transportation and snowshoes provided, please make sure to dress for the weather and bring water, snack and lunch. 

  • Ages: 50+
  • Fee: $15
  • 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Meet at North Bellevue Community Center
  • Dates: 
        Tuesday, Jan. 9 
        Tuesday, Jan. 16 
        Tuesday, Jan. 23 
        Tuesday, Jan. 30
        Tuesday, Feb. 6
        Tuesday, Feb. 13
  • For more information and to register:
        Carrie Sabochik - or 425-452-6883
        See flyer

Check out more photos from TRACKS adventures!

View a segment about TRACKS on BTV's Lake to Lake show!

TRACKS was started in the spring of 2007 amid growing concern and research identifying a "nature deficit" within society. Since its inception, TRACKS has effectively infused many Bellevue programs and activities with its six key standards:

  • Teaching

    teaches skills to help people recreate on their own, such as Urban Cycling Techniques.

  • Recreation

    provides a healthy option to enhance fitness, such as Family and Friends Snowshoe Adventure.

  • Adventure

    offers opportunities for active, experiential learning, such as Teens Outside High Adventure Camps.

  • Competency

    helps build skill mastery, such as Skaters in the Woods.

  • Knowledge

    promotes understanding of the natural environment, such as Eastside Explorers Speaker Series.

  • Stewardship

    encourages and creates opportunities for stewardship and volunteer service, such as Stewardship Saturdays and Teens Outside.


To volunteer with the TRACKS program, or if you are a teen looking for service hours, please email  

Look for TRACKS in the Connections recreation brochure to find classes, activities and events that are part of the TRACKS initiative.

View Ken Burns' "National Parks: America’s Greatest Idea" clip about youth and the outdoors.




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Carrie SabochikBellevue Parks & Community Services450 110th Avenue NE or PO Box 90012Bellevue, WA 98009-9012




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