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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. People can attend master gardener workshops at a demonstration garden and see speakers on green living at the Ranger Station.  Lake Hills Greenbelt map

Community Gardens
Master Gardener Workshops
Living Green Series
Community Farms
Phantom Lake Non-Motorized Boat Launch
Greenbelt Garden Picnic Shelter (reservable)
Addresses
Parking and Entry Points
Hours
Amenities
Directions

Community Gardens
Bellevue offers garden plots for lease to the community at two locations: the Lake Hills Greenbelt Ranger Station and Crossroads Park. Each plot measures approximately 400 square feet (10 feet by 40 feet) and are available for lease to the community. For more information, please contact Laura Harper (425-452-7225 or LHarper@bellevuewa.gov). Community Gardens Informational Brochure

Master Gardener Workshops
King County 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 Demonstration Garden every Wednesday and Saturday. For more information on Master Gardener workshops and programs, please view the full schedule and contact list – Master Gardener Workshop Schedule.

Living Green Series
This series highlights the innovative and simple ways that Bellevue residents can “green up” their lives. Twice monthly, the Parks & Community Services Department hosts a free guest speaker presentation on varying seasonal green topics. From “Gardening for Wildlife” to “Green Transportation,” this lecture series helps residents navigate their way through the plethora of innovative and ever-growing ways to go green. These free workshops are held at the Lake Hills Greenbelt Ranger Station, Wednesdays, 7 to 9 p.m. Preregistration is required.

Community Farms
Visit one of Bellevue’s farms to buy blueberries and other local produce –

Phantom Lake Non-Motorized Boat Launch
Please visit the Lake Hills Greenbelt Ranger Station 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:

  • Community Gardens: 15500 SE 16th Street
  • Greenbelt Garden Picnic Shelter (reservable): 15500 SE 16th St
  • Lake Hills Farm Fresh Produce Stand: 156th Avenue and SE 16th Street, 425-260-2266
  • Larsen Lake Blueberry Farm: 700 148th Avenue SE, 425-260-2266
  • Mercer Slough Blueberry Farm Sale Stand: 2380 Bellevue Way SE, 425-467-050
  • Phantom Lake Non-Motorized Boat Launch: 2050 156th Avenue SE
  • Ranger Station: 15416 SE 16th Street, 425-452-7225

Parking and Entry Points: Community Gardens, 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+ 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.

Quick Facts:

  • 150 Acres
  • 5+ Miles of Nature Trails
    • Natural Green Space
    • Wetlands
  • Fishing
  • Non-Motorized Boat Launch
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Community Gardening
  • Master Gardeners Demonstration Garden
  • Blueberry Farms
  • Seasonal Produce Stands

Activities:

Community GardeningWildlife Viewing
WalkingHiking/Trail Running

Directions:

Ranger Station/Community Gardens Directions: From I-90, take 148th Avenue SE exit (BCC 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 Directions: From I-90, take 148th Avenue SE exit (BCC exit, 11B) north. Turn right into parking lot just past SE 8th Street.

Phantom Lake Directions: From I-90, take 148th Avenue SE exit (BCC 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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