The City of Bellevue Public Works Department has announced that Aspen Park has been “Closed to All Activities” due to the July windstorm that created dangerous broken branches in mature trees that remain hung up in tops of these trees.
Access to the park has been prevented due to this dangerous situation. Broken branches that are lodged high in the mature trees can fall at any moment and for any reason. To reduce the chances for injury and or loss of life the City of Bellevue Public Works Department has closed Aspen Park until the trees can be cleared of hanging broken branches and all dangerous situations can be resolved.
The ability to address this situation has been hindered by metro wide windstorm that destroyed and damaged trees over a vast area of the region. All tree services with the equipment to deal with large areas of damaged and dangerous trees are scheduled solid. The City of Bellevue has arranged for Hughes Tree Service to address the Aspen Park dangerous tree situation beginning on September 9, 2021. It is our hope that all the dangerous hanging branches and critically damaged trees can be removed quickly after the start date.
The City will remove Park Closed signs once the work is complete. Until that time Aspen Park remains “Closed to All Activities” until further notice.