Construction is scheduled to start today at the Downtown Park to complete the canal and promenade circle and expand the playground. Completion is projected for June 2017. During construction the southern half of the Downtown Park will be closed to public access. The existing southeast parking lot will be accessible for limited use until the new 100th Avenue NE lot is finished. The parking lot along 100th Avenue NE will be temporarily closed to public access. During construction there will be intermittent closures of the northern half of the Downtown Park as improvements to the lighting and promenade are performed.
The city, in partnership with the Bellevue Rotary Club, is expanding the playground to include an innovative play space where kids of all ages and abilities can play and explore at their own pace. Dedicated to fun, imagination and learning, it will be a universally-accessible play experience – a truly Inspiration(al) Playground.