Members of the community and local leaders will celebrate the ground breaking of the Crossroads Water Spray Playground which will open in the spring of 2008. This will be the first water playground in Bellevue and also the first park specifically designed to accommodate the needs of the physically impaired. The park will offer activities for all levels of physical abilities, and will be designed to promote an appreciation of the different cultures represented in the area.
The project was in part made possible by a $300,000 grant from the Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program, leveraging funds from a number of other local sources in Bellevue including the City of Bellevue, Bellevue Breakfast Rotary, King County Parks, and other sources.
Crossroads Park, International Playground
999-164th Ave. NE, Bellevue
TODAY, Friday, Oct. 19, 3:30 – 4:00 PM
From I-405, take the NE 8th Street exit going east. Turn left onto 164th Avenue NE, continue for ½ block. Parking lot entrance is on the left side of the street. From SR-520, take the 148th Street exit. Turn south from the off ramp. Follow 148th, turn left on onto NE 8th Street. Turn left onto 164th Avenue NE, continue for ½ block. Parking lot entrance is on the left side of the street.
The Washington Wildlife and Recreation Coalition leverages public funding for parks, trails and working farms. In the 2007 legislative session, the Coalition was the driving force behind securing $100 million for the Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program, a government grant program that funds park, wildlife habitat and farmland preservation projects throughout Washington. This victory represents the largest single two-year investment in parks and green space in state history and will fund over 135 projects all over the state.