Monday, February 26, 2024

Serene tranquilant Meydenbauer Bay Park

Serene tranquilant Meydenbauer Bay Park

My visit to Seattle USA is incomplete without a visit to Meydenbauer Bay Park.  

It is a park alongside Lake Washington, located in Bellevue, Washington. It has been named after William Meydenbauer, a baker from Seattle, who was buried at lakeside in 1906. This park is serene and beautiful, featuring long pier, sands, paved and unpaved trails, walking paths, games and play areas for children, picnic tables, a playground, restroom facility, a beach and more importantly, a peaceful environment. Various other amenities include a beach house with restrooms and showers, a Natural ravine, parking lot and marina entrance.  

This place has undergone a lot of transitions. Once upon a time, approximately from the 1890s up to 1921, it was the landing site for ferries that ran between Seattle and Bellevue, for passengers. 

It was a popular destination for Seattle residents once, a home to Wildwood Park and a dance hall.

In 1953, it became Bellevue's first Bay Park.

In 2009, this park welcomed the Seattle Civic Christmas Ship.

We have been visiting this place since 2012 and every time we go there, we find something new and interesting!




In 2016, there was another small beach park very close by, which is now merged with Meydenbauer Bay Park, expanding the space. 


Previously known as Meydenbauer Beach Park, in March 2019, various additions were made wherein the beach was expanded and a curving 420-foot-long pedestrian pier was added. It is adorned with trees, chirping birds, flower bushes, a peaceful environment, at any time of the day! You can even see fish and water birds at the bank. Rental kayaks and canoes are available for water sports lovers; rather this is a site for non-motorized water-craft launches! Lifeguard is an additional support system available.


A wonderful place to think, write, sketch, photograph, eat, walk, play, contemplate and many more! 


Colourful play articles are alluring! You can’t help but enjoy them for some time, irrespective of age. 

Every time we visited, we have observed people from various parts of the globe, spending quiet time here! Its one jewel in the crown of Bellevue!

Sunset is a great time to visit!

 Green Blogger
Prof. Dr. Jaya Kurhekar