Mercer Slough Nature Park

Easy 2-3 mile walk with no elevation gain in the Mercer Slough Nature Park area with boardwalks, bridges, wetland areas, and many lichen on the fence surrounding the blueberry farm.

about the nature park

In the heart of Bellevue, this 320-acre park contains Mercer Slough, Lake Washington’s largest remaining wetland. It is home to hundreds of plant species, contains an abundance of water resources, and provides habitat for over 170 species of wildlife. Interconnected boardwalks, soft surface trails, and asphalt trails provide pathways for visitors to explore nature in this unique urban wetland.

Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center

A visitor center, classrooms, a tree house, and the Douglas Fir Community Room comprise this center. The Douglas Fir Community Room holds up to 50 people. Included in the rental or special arrangement to use this room are: 

  • 13 upholstered chairs with four small side tables
  • 13 six-foot rectangular tables
  • 50 stacking chairs; laptop
  • LCD projector
  • PA/wireless mic
  • Podium
  • Portable whiteboard easel
  • A pull-down screen
  • Two rolling coat racks.
  • Kitchenette with a refrigerator/freezer, microwave, dishwasher, sink, hot water pot and a 40-cup coffee urn.
  • Free WiFi

  • Suitable Activities: Naturalist, Urban Adventure, Urban Walking
  • Seasons: Year-round
  • Weather: View weather forecast
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Length: 3.0 mi
1625 118th Ave SE, Bellevue, WA 98005
  • see Land Manager
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