Meydenbauer Beach Park, Bellevue

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Meydenbauer Beach Park is a park located in Bellevue, Washington along Lake Washington. Named after William Meydenbauer, the park features paved and unpaved trails, picnic tables, a playground, a restroom facility and a beach.HistoryMeydenbauer Beach Park was once the landing site for passenger ferries that ran between Seattle and Bellevue from the 1890s until 1921. The site was also once home to Wildwood Park, a dance hall and popular destination for Seattle residents.In 2009 the park was one of three that welcomed the Seattle Civic Christmas Ship.FeaturesThe park features paved and unpaved trails, landscaping with native plants, a restroom facility, a playground, picnic tables, a sand and gravel beach, and a fishing dock. Lifeguard duty is offered between late June and Labor Day.
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  • Meydenbauer Beach Park is easily accessible from Main Street. It's quiet and never very crowded. It has a nice beach. The water is clean and clear.  more »
  • Bellevue residents are proud to be expanding this wonderful lakeside park... home of the winter wooden whaling fleet in the old days this is a great place for a picnic or for just enjoying the lake an...  more »
  • We bumped into this area by accident. It was a very chill neighborhood, and it is safe to walk around.  more »
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  • very secluded feeling. has a nice swim area with rare open water lap lanes and lifeguards during the season. fishing off the dock seems to be reliable. great for picnics/relaxing/swimming or just getting away for a little while. limited parking but park is somewhat unknown so not usually too hard to find a spot. Update, the city of bellevue recently bought adjacent property and has completely torn the entire park and properties down to dirt. They are rebuilding to what looks like will be an exceptional waterfront park, with expanded everything. The only downside is that this place will not be the hidden hard to access place it used to be so expect a lot more visitors. Not completely sure when it will be done but until then keep driving west to one of the 3 other semi unknown waterfront parks in the vicinity. update. be aware that the park has been closed for about a year to completely rebuild. Once reopen it should be spectacular and at least twice the size, but may not be as unknown anymore as the new parking area will be directly off main street in old bellevue and much more visible. supposed to be open by end of this year(2018)
  • A great park but I wouldn't advise my daughter to come here alone. There are some weirdos hanging out, wish police would cut down on that.
  • The view is lovely. The playground is small and gets very hot in summer. The picnic benches attracts a bee or two once you open your lunchboxes, so eat fast! The ducks swim, fly and walk about and will happily eat the food you accidentally drop on the ground... a joy to watch. There's a small beach with sand, and a swimming area, with a lifeguard on duty. A good place to spend an afternoon at.
  • This is probably the most popular waterfront park in the area. There are usually a few people there, but it's not crowded. I like to do a hill / stair workout here because there are 4 long staircases as well as a climb up to 98th Ave NE. It's under construction and expansion until summer 2017. The playground is not open right now.
  • Update from April 2017: park is closed for construction till Fall 2018. Love this park! It's cosy. There is barbecue area.
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