Econo Lodge Near Bellevue Square
4710 Lake Washington Blvd,NE
Renton, WA 98056
Phone: (425) 228-2858
Fax: (425) 228-3055
4710 Lake Washington Blvd,NE, Renton, WA, US, 98056
- Phone: (425) 228-2858
- Fax: (425) 228-3055
One of the less-known escapes for downtown residents and workers is this little South Seattle park. The trails in the 36-acre park follow a stream through a thickly wooded area and lush canyon that offers a true reprieve from the pressures of the day. A wooden boardwalk stretches over sections of trail and picnickers abound. Many people choose to spend the whole day out here.
Enjoy hours of delight and discovery at this innovative hands-on museum for children and families designed to engage kids from infancy to age ten. KidsQuest is a unique place for fun and exploration. Art, science, technology and daily life experiences are integrated in world-class exhibits with strong ties to the Pacific Northwest.
This lovely park has been preserved in its natural state, and it has changed very little in the past 100 years. Sitting right on the shores of Lake Washington, this is one of the most beautiful parks in Seattle. Free parking is available. Usage and therefore crowds are lower here than in other Seattle parks. You will feel like you are out in the country rather than in the middle of a bustling city. Enjoy bicycling and walking, and enjoy the trees, birds and small animals that live here.
This 16-mile trail system rolls next to the Cedar River through two of King County's southern communities. The trail is a scenic journey through the Renton and Maple Valley areas, including a branch that leads to the Lake Wilderness Park. The trail also comes out near the Boeing plant, and cyclists ride past one of the fields where plant workers build the planes and test various sections. Sections of the trail are paved and a map is available on the Web site.
Out on the southeast edge of Bellevue sits one of the city's largest and most spectacular parks. At about 300 acres, it is home to the largest natural wetland on Lake Washington. This makes it a natural attraction to a variety of species that you probably would not run into otherwise. More than 100 hundred bird species call it home and coyotes, beavers and muskrats sometimes reveal themselves. Guided tours are provided throughout the year.
Located just a few miles east of Seattle in the city of Bellevue is the Bellevue College which enrolls close to 37,000 students each academic year. The 3rd largest educational institution in the state of Washington, this college is known for its all-inclusive nature, and welcomes students from more than 65 countries. Check website for more information on the courses, degrees and programs offered.
Named for the great naturalist Luther Burbank, this park has trees and vegetation from all over the world. Located on Mercer Island in Lake Washington between Seattle and the Eastside, this island is highly accessible and only minutes from downtown. The park is the administrative headquarters for King County Parks. Park amenities include tennis courts, picnic grounds and a swimming beach with seasonal lifeguards. There is an off-leash area for dogs, and a marsh with red winged blackbirds, marsh wrens, even eagles and osprey. Free parking is available in lot.
If you are located on the Eastside, it is time to put your SUV to use and head out to this wonderful Cougar Mountain Regional Wildland Park,it is a somewhat-neglected park. Its 3,000-plus acres include hikes through old growth spruce, cedar and fir forests. If you are heading out into more remote areas of the park, though, you do need to keep an eye out for local wildlife....the park doesn't have its name for nothing. It opens daily from 8a.
On the tumbling slopes of one of Bellevue's older residential neighborhoods, Chism Beach Park combines a lake beach with winding roads and hilly trails. The beach is the focus, with plenty of space for parking, picnics, sand castle building and diving into the water. The leisurely drive through the upper reaches of the park is pleasant, too, with occasional sudden lake views and quiet hiking trails. You'd never know you were five minutes from downtown Bellevue.
Privately owned & operated, Vasa Park is not always open to the public. Please call first as reservations are required. Activities include swimming, waterskiing, picnicking, camping and a boat launch.
Mount Baker Park Presbyterian Church is a community of worshipers who strongly believe in the preachings of Christ. The church works towards spiritual development of both children and adults by offering contemplative prayer sessions along with bible study and film screenings. Mount Baker church, located near Mount Baker Park, also provides childcare along with community services for social events viz. baptism, weddings and funerals. You can even enjoy listening to the choir here on Sundays and interestingly, they don't just sing gospel alone.
Kelsey Creek Park and Farm, a sedate 150-acre park is a favorite with kids not only for the grass, sand and slides, but also for its resident population of pigs, chickens, horses and other farm animals. Kids get up close and personal with the animals, and have the opportunity to learn about animal care. For adults, the park offers more than two miles of hiking trails, including a gravel trail ideal for walking, jogging or biking. Admission to the park is free, so bring lunch and relax at one of the picnic tables.