Kelsey Park is near downtown Bellevue on Seattle's Eastside, and is an 150-acre city park, with an historic dairy farm, trails, a playground, and picnic areas. It has a beautiful setting amongst pastures, wetlands, open lawn areas, and a creek.
The farm was originally known as the “Twin Valley Dairy” and was founded by the Duey Family in 1921. Today you can drop by and see the two original barns, a pioneer cabin, and lots of farm animals like cows, chickens, pigs, ponies and rabbits.
Parking and admission are free at Kelsey Park.
5 best things to do at Kelsey Park
1. Kelsey Creek Farm
The historic Kelsey Creek Farm is at the top of a hill, with two huge barns that house an animal area and educational programs. Visit the small animal area with chickens, ducks, and rabbits, or walk down to the pastures to observe cows, goats and pigs.
The farm also runs lots of day camps and educational activities, with close-up interactions with animals. Pony rides are available as part of some of these programs.
Attend fun annual events at Kelsey Creek Farm, like the farm fair, sheep shearing, and the holiday season barn lighting.
The barn on the right at Kelsey Creek Farm was built in 1933, and the one on the left in 1943.
This is the barn on the right in the 1930s.
Kelsey Creek Farm has a small animal section with chickens and rabbits.
2. Fraser Cabin
The Fraser Cabin (1888) is adjacent to the barns at the Kelsey Creek Farm, and is a pioneer’s home built by Norwegian loggers.
Hang out at the large playground on the west side of Kelsey Park, surrounded by open lawns.
4. Kelsey Creek Trail
Kelsey Park has miles of trails, including a beautiful walk along the creek and wetlands.
Book the large picnic shelter near the parking lot at Kelsey Park, with 6 tables and 2 grills, and surrounded by lawn and trees. Alternatively, find a picnic table on the lawn.