Closure Alert: Due to our annual facility maintenance schedule, the Lewis Creek Visitor Center will experience intermittent closures beginning Wednesday Oct 8th, and ending Friday Oct 17th. We apologize for any inconvenience these closures may cause. For questions or clarifications, please contact the park ranger at 425-452-4195.
Park and Visitor Center Amenities/Description: The Lewis Creek Park and Visitor Center serve as community gathering places for environmental education and recreation. More than 80 percent of the 55-acre park is preserved in its natural condition. The park is situated at the headwaters of Lewis Creek and offers three diverse habitats to explore – wetland, grassland and forest – all accessible by boardwalks and soft-surface trails. In addition to the nearly three-mile trail system, the site includes a visitor center, separate play areas for younger and older children, basketball court, soccer/baseball fields that can be reserved for practices and games, and restrooms that are open from dawn until dusk, seven days per week. Lewis Creek Park map
The Lewis Creek Park Visitor Center is open to the public Wednesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (closed on Mondays, Tuesdays and holidays). The 2,500 square-foot, multipurpose interpretive center provides visitors with Bellevue Parks and regional system information, family programs and recreational opportunities. Stop in to check out a pair of binoculars or grab a book from the library and relax in the seating area.
Rentals: The Visitor Center is available for rentals during non-open hours. This facility is ideal for small social gatherings and business meetings. Tables and chairs are available for all rentals. Maximum capacity is 50 people. Visitor Center rental information
Park Rangers lead tours of the park and offer interpretive programs on a wide range of nature-related topics:
- October 2014 – Featured Lewis Creek Park Programs
- September-December 2014 Program Flyer – programs and hikes for Lewis Creek Visitor Center, Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center and Lake Hills Greenbelt Ranger Station.
- Self-Guided Nature Walk – explore the park on your own.
- Lewis Creek also hosts interpretive programs put on by the Eastside Audubon Society, the Eastside Heritage Center and the Bellevue Stream Team.
From I-90 East – take the Lakemont Blvd. SE exit (exit 13), toward SE Newport Way. Turn right onto West Lake Sammamish Pkwy SE/Lakemont Blvd SE. Go through the stoplight at Newport Way. Go through the stoplight at 171st Ave SE (Matthew’s Thriftway). Continue on Lakemont Blvd for approximately .8 miles. Park is on the left side at 5808 Lakemont Blvd SE.