Bellevue Downtown Park’s Northeast Gateway, the new pedestrian entrance, has been unveiled. The park’s Northeast corner, on Northeast 4th Street and Bellevue Way, is the main connection between the park and downtown’s commercial district.
The new pedestrian entrance will feature a plaza, seating areas, and water features. According to the City of Bellevue, the entrance is highly visible, with an estimated weekday average of 26,000 people traveling past the entrance down Bellevue Way.
The entrance will be a part of the Grand Connection, a pedestrian-focused, interactive, and connected 1.5 mile corridor through Downtown Bellevue. Public art will be installed in the plaza by late summer.
The project is 1.77 acres, in comparison to the entire Bellevue Downtown Park, which is 17.8 acres.