On April 16th at 3:30 the Boys and Girls Clubs of Bellevue (BGCB) and their sponsors will celebrate breaking ground on a new field house. The City has agreed to allow BGCB to design, construct and operate a multi-sport gymnasium at Hidden Valley Park in exchange for public benefits. The Club will build and pay for the building at no cost to the City and the City and BGCB will share equally in the cost to construct an additional athletic field and site improvements, at a total cost of up to $5 million.
Some of the expansions include three full-sized gyms that can be divided into 4 junior high courts, giving BGCB Athletics the flexibility to offer indoor sports including basketball, volleyball, pickle ball, badminton, indoor mini-soccer, etc. There will even be batting cages for baseball and a concession stand to open to outdoor field area, the doors on the south side will be oversized so that they open up onto the areas adjacent to the large field.
The city will have use of gym and classroom for their programs during non-club times at no-cost, allowing them to run a wide variety of programs for adults and seniors while ensuring all Bellevue youth are served regardless of their ability to pay.
There will be plenty of outdoor spaces where kids and families can congregate before and after games and during other special events. Along with the City, the Club plans to offer the spaces to other groups during non-club activity times. The goal is to have this building in use as much as possible. The neighbors join us in our belief that this is going to be an amazing asset to our community. For more information, please feel free to call the Club at 425-454-6162 or visit their website at bgcbellevue.org.
ABOUT THE BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF BELLEVUE
Boys & Girls Clubs of Bellevue was established in 1952. Currently the organization has 12 sites throughout the City of Bellevue and serves children 2/ ½ – 18 years of age. Club programs include the Project Learn After-school Program, structured athletic leagues, Preschool, summer camps and Teen specific programming.