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.

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Upcoming Programs

TRACKS Summer Camps flyer 

TRACKS Fall Tuesday Trails Hikes flyer - register here

TRACKS Big Backyard Community Campout 
Saturday, September 1, 6 p.m. to Sunday, September 2, 9 a.m. 
     Come experience Bellevue's Community Campout.  This event is perfect for first-time campers or experienced campers looking for a fun time with family and friends.  This year we are camping at Newcastle Beach Park, so join us for a night of camping out under the stars in the great outdoors!  Dinner, breakfast and campfire treats are included.  Limited camping gear is available upon request.  Suitable for children ages 2 years and up!  Pre-registration is required.  Register here.

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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TRACKS - Tuesday Trails Senior Hike
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TRACKS - Tuesday Trails Senior Hike
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