Bellevue parks and trails are a great source of joy and comfort. One doesn’t need to travel far to take advantage of one of Bellevue’s many parks. Our parks and trails system must be protected, preserved, and maintained for the enjoyment of current and future generations. As a council member, I would make the Bellevue Parks and Trails system a priority. Parks are a place where the strength of this City’s diversity is evident. We enjoy people of various ages, languages, countries of origin, physical abilities etc. gathering in community. Bellevue parks are no place for camping or substance abuse.