150 acres of forest, meadows and wetlands located in the heart of Bellevue offer a glimpse of this city’s rural past.
- Winter/Spring 2013 programs and events
- Summer 2013 programs and events
- Sheep Shearing at Kelsey Creek Farm – April 27 flyer
- Farm classes, tours and birthdays
- Teen Volunteer Opportunities:
Spring Volunteer Program – volunteer for Sheep Shearing and/or after school
- Kelsey Creek Farm’s history
- “Adopt” a Kelsey Creek Critter!
- Kelsey Creek Farm Information and Dog Use flyers – bookmark format
- Kelsey Creek Farm Large Group Information – for groups of 40 or more people
- Staged Photo Shoot Information and Application
The farm’s two historic barns sit prominently on the crest of a hill, overlooking the shallow valleys to each side. Farm animals are out in the pastures or yards daily. Come by and see them! They are available for viewing daily from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., 365 days/year, including weekends and holidays. The farm receives over 250,000 visits each year.
The farm’s programs emphasize its uniqueness, with children’s recreational programs, seasonal camps, pony care and farm experience classes, farm-themed tours, and many volunteer opportunities. There is no formal entrance fee; however, we welcome and appreciate your donations.
When visiting Kelsey Creek Farm, all dogs and other pets must on a leash at all times. Out of respect to the farm animals’ health and wellbeing, all pets are strictly prohibited from the area surrounding the barns (the barnyard).
Groups of 10 or more must pre-register; please call in advance, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., at 425-452-7688, or email KelseyCreekFarm@bellevuewa.gov .
The park features hiking and jogging trails, picnic areas, a playground suitable for young tots, wetlands open grassy areas, creeks, wetlands and forests. The historic Fraser Cabin sits on the hill adjacent to the park’s dairy barns. The Eastside Heritage Center hosts drop-in programs for visitors, and there are Log Cabin Day Camps for children. The picnic shelter is located south of the parking lot (see rental information); tables are located throughout the park. Pathways meander through the open lawn areas. Sit on one of the many benches and take in the breath-taking views. The ridge to the east of the farm harbors a beautiful forest of big-leaf maples, alders, black cottonwoods and vine maples (brilliant in fall), with scattered Douglas firs, cedars and spruce. Rivulets trickle down the hillside, creating a moist forest floor lush with ferns and a large variety of shrubs and herbaceous plants.
NOTICE: If the Bellevue School District is closed due to inclement weather, all Parks classes and programs are cancelled. However, select facilities may be open for drop-in activities at a modified level. Please call the facility or program area for additional information and weekend program information.
From I-405, take the SE 8th Street exit (#12). Turn east toward train trestle. Follow road through light at Lake Hills Connector into residential area. Turn left at stop sign (128th Avenue SE). Turn right at next stop sign (SE 4th Place). Follow to the end and you will be in parking lot.
To Reach the Trailhead:
Nature Trail: Park in the Kelsey Creek parking lot. The Nature Trail trailhead is east of the barns at the northeast end of the pasture. The trail begins as the bridge crosses Kelsey Creek