Welcome to Bellevue signs

The Welcome to Bellevue Signs project identifies Bellevue City Limit locations with updated images. New signs unveiled in August 2018 replace older signs installed in the 1980s. 

Below are descriptions of the scenes depicted in the signs and the sign locations.
 

Coal Creek Waterfall

image of coal creek waterfall

This Welcome to Bellevue sign features a photo of a Bellevue waterfall on Coal Creek, visible from the Coal Creek Trail.

The waterfall can be accessed by walking a short distance northwest on the Coal Creek Trail from the trailhead directly across Lakemont Boulevard from the Cougar Mountain Regional Park/Red Town Trailhead parking lot. The sign is located at the Bellevue city limits on Coal Creek Parkway and on Lakemont Boulevard. Photo credit: Marcus Donner. 

Lewis Creek Park

image of lewis creek park Highlighting a trail that meanders through Lewis Creek Park, this photo was taken in April 2018 by Megan Eide, an intern engineer with the Bellevue Transportation Department.

The sign is located at the Bellevue city limits on Village Park Drive. 




Bellevue Golf Course

image of bellevue golf course For north Bellevue in the Bridle Trails area, we chose a shot of the water feature and green on the 14th hole of the Bellevue Golf Course. The city-owned course opened in 1968. 

In addition to beautiful tree-lined fairways and easy walking, the course sports a driving range, golf shop, teaching pros, and a restaurant. 

The welcome sign is located near the golf course, on 140th and on 148th Avenue Northeast. Photo credit: John Johnson. 

Bellevue Downtown Park

image of downtown parkFramed by skyscrapers, Bellevue Downtown Park is a 21-acre oasis of green in the heart of Bellevue.  with a promenade, canal and waterfall.

The signs are located at: Lake Washington Boulevard, north of Northup Way; at Northeast 24th Street and 98th Ave. Northeast; and at Lake Washington Boulevard and Northeast First Street. Photo credit: Megan Eide.

Lake Sammamish

Lake Sammamish forms the eastern border of Bellevue and is near the neighborhoods of image of lake sammamishSpiritridge, Phantom Lake, Sammamish Heights, Rosemont Beach, Lake Manor and West Lake Sammamish. Residents of these communities enjoy scenic water and mountain views, walking and bicycling trails, and amenities at Weowna Park.

This signs are located at the north city limits on West Lake Sammamish Parkway (WLSP), near Northeast 24th Street, and also on WLSP near Interstate 90. Photo credit: BellevueHomes.com. 

Phase 2

image of mercer sloughIn the second phase of this project, scheduled for 2019, we'll install signs at other city limit locations in the Newport Hills, Bridle Trails, and Overlake areas. 

The sign for Bellevue Way, near Interstate 90 and Mercer Slough, is finished and will be installed once construction of the East Link rail project is completed. Photo credit: Colin Walker.


Old signs

The older Welcome to Bellevue signs have been mostly removed image of old welcome to bellevue signfrom the city over the past 10 years due to changing border locations and because they have simply worn out.
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