Hours:(Park) Daily, dawn to dusk; (Animal Viewing) Daily 9:30am-3:30pm
Cost:(Park) Free; (Programs) Variable
about Kelsey Creek Park:
A visit to Kelsey Creek makes a delightful outing with kids - it's worth the drive if you live in the Seattle area. The park is made up of 150 acres of forest and wetland habitat, with a number of hiking trails (including a gravel loop trail that goes around the park's barns and pastures) that are easy enough for tots to traverse. A popular working farm is also located on the park grounds.
Picnic tables and a covered picnic shelter are available for brown-baggers and events. The picnic shelter is located south of the parking lot (call or email for rental information); tables are located throughout the park. A play area for small kids is conveniently located near the picnic shelter area.
Kelsey Creek Farm's barns and pastures are home to a variety of farm animals. The farm hosts a number of kids' recreational programs, including pony care classes and farm experience tours, as well as living history workshops for families throughout the year.
Wear boots after rain - the ground can be muddy!
Located in Bellevue, about 20 miles east of Seattle. From Seattle: Take SR 520 to I-405 south or I-90 to I-405 north. Exit at SE 8th Street and drive east. Drive under the train trestle and straight across the Lake Hills Connector Road. Drive through a residential area, and go straight after the first stop sign. At the "T" (second stop sign), turn left. The park is on the right. Ample free parking.