The Mercer Island Park-and-Ride is the community's primary public transit center with access to downtown Seattle and…More Bellevue in under 15 minutes. There are 447 parking spaces available and free parking is allowed for up to 24 hours. Bike lockers and racks are located nearby as well as one of the few remaining pay phones on Mercer Island.
A neighboring light-rail station placed between the I-90 roadways is planned but no final date for completion has been set.
Ever heard the story how Mercer Island is haunted by evil spirits? Or how Islanders got around before the I-90…More Floating Bridge was built? The Mercer Island Historical Society has the records, photos and letters to tell you.
The society is also responsible for over a dozen commemorative plaques on the island at sites of historical significance, such as where four 90mm anti-aircraft guns were stationed on Mercer Island during World War II.
The society meets monthly during the spring and fall (March - May, Sept - Nov) at the Mercer Island Community and Events Center.
Park on the Lid 72nd Ave SE & SE 22nd St, Mercer Island, WA98040 The Lid sits on 20 acres of land covering the Mercer Island I-90 tunnel. It has a variety of athletic facilities…More including tennis courts, baseball/softball fields, soccer fields and basketball courts. Picnic tables and shelters, restrooms, a children's play structure, open space and trails, and beautiful views of downtown Seattle and Lake Washington make The Lid a popular Mercer Island park.
I-90 Outdoor Sculpture Gallery 2600 78th Ave SE, Mercer Island, WA98040 Established by the city and the Mercer Island Arts League, the Sculpture Gallery presents large, modern, outdoor…More sculpture for the pleasure of the stroller or passersby. The sculptures are installed on the greenspace at 78th Ave SE, over the highway. If your wallet's big enough, the art pieces are also for sale.
The Mercer Island Arts Council (MIAC) is a City Council-appointed board of citizens whose mission is to advise the…More city on investing in local culture and promoting the arts.
The MIAC is composed of 11 voluunteer members, each appointed to four-year terms. The Arts Council supports many high-visibility events and displays, including the I-90 Sculpture Garden, the Community Center Art Gallery and Mostly Music in the Park programming.
The MIAC meets the second Wednesday of every month at 6:30pm at the Community Center at Mercer View.
Mercer Island Chevron 7655 Sunset Hwy, Mercer Island, WA98040 This Chevron station, which used to be a Shell station, has been on the island for 45 years. It's conveniently located…More just off exit 7 on I-90. Besides gas, it offers auto repair and service as well as a convenience store, plus extra features such as free air pumps and a vacuum. The convenience store will soon be expanding into a full-service Chevron Extra-Mile store.
Jacksons Shell 2903 78th Ave SE, Mercer Island, WA98040 Located right in the heart of downtown Mercer Island, a minute from I-90, is the island's only gas station and…More convenience store. This combination will get you going on your family trip in a hurry: You can fill it up, get your coffee and bagels, sodas and snacks, and get on the road in one stop, instead of two. It can be a real time-saver. If it's going to be a long trip, check your tire pressure and, if you're pulling an RV, get some propane.
Built with a northwest, contemporary design and sustainable, BuiltGreen technology, the 77 Central Apartments are…More conveniently located in the heart of downtown Mercer Island. Situated on the Outdoor Sculpture Gallery and near the center's shops, restaurants, banks, offices and parks, these apartments are steps away from I-90 access and the Mercer Island Transit Station.
The studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments feature granite countertops; cherry, hardwood cabinets; large, walk-in closets; oversized soaking tubs; and large patios and balconies. The community offers a residents' club with a catering kitchen; a business center; a billiards parlor; a 24-hour, state-the-art fitness center; an outdoor spa; and a rooftop sky terrace.
John L. Scott 7853 SE 27th St, Mercer Island, WA98040 The John L. Scott real estate office is located at the north end of the Mercer Island business district, off I-90, and…More close to Seattle and the Eastside. This office, open seven days a week, has professionally trained and experienced real estate agents available to assist customers with their buying or selling needs. Built on the foundation laid in 1931 by current CEO J. Lennox Scott's grandfather, John L. Scott, this real estate firm strives to provide the highest level of customer service for real estate patrons.