Meydenbauer Bay Park is planned to open on March 16th with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 11 a.m. that includes activities and food.  There will be a free shuttle for those that park at Bellevue High School to Meydenbauer Bay Park between 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Glen Kost, Planning Manager for Parks and Community Services, describes in an interview what Bellevue can expect from the park (see video below). Planning for the park began in 2007 with the development of the masterplan. Once it was adopted in 2010, design and permitting began. They broke ground in 2017 and three and a half years later, Meydenbauer will be ready to open in March.

Meydenbauer Bay Park will be greatly expanded, measuring in at 10 acres along the shoreline once complete. When the project is all finished, there will be a 400 foot Pedestrian waterwalk, access to boat loading, canoes, kayaks, and paddle boards that can be launched at the beach, and an abundance of seating for the public. There will also be a beach house with men’s and women’s restrooms, changing areas, showers, lifeguard station, children’s playground equipment, a swimming beach with swimming ropes and platform, and more.

Meydenbauer Bay Park
9899 Lake Washington Blvd NE


  1. Do you have the information in spanish?

  2. But is it dog friendly?

  3. Are there fishing rod holders on the dock? 😉

  4. This is (was?) Washington, not California 2.0!
    Where did all the calming, cool, quiet trails go, the hundreds of years of NATIVE growth, for our eyes and lungs (climate change anyone?), much less for our souls?
    Goodbye to quiet visits with squirrels and songbirds, and twitching noses of natural wildlife surprises.
    Where’s the nurse’s station, for all the scraped knees and broken bones of children, and seniors, falling onto all that cement?
    No more picnics in the shade, or sunning on soft sands washed by ancient tides.
    Gone is the relaxing rhythm of slow waves sloshing against quietly creaking timbers of the reassuringly solid pier.
    What warm memories can be made from clanking walks along sharp, cold steel rails?
    I’ll never know, as I’ll never go near this poor excuse to give my tax dollars to someone’s out of area developer friends. I’m too busy rushing to move to a city that still supports its long term, permanent citizenry and natural resources, over the temporary, tantrum throwing tennants of the moment.
    The Hundred Acre Wood will, too soon, indeed be complete fiction.

  5. The park is so ugly with giant rockeries and no trees. No shades benches looking toward the slope instead to water. Park should be water sport and recreation oriented. Only the bridge is nice. Concrete work is well done. Old park was better with a lot of trees and barbeque areas, benches next to water. Waste of money. Swimming area in not bigger that old one and is narrow so no luck if you try to swim undisturbed. Sand quality in not ok. Maybe park is for kids only. All my friends did not like it except the bridge. I was with bigger expectation during 2+ years closure. I was frequent swimmer during 2-3 months when water temp are ok in the old park.