Downtown Park

Location: 16101 Redmond Way. The park site is located between Redmond Way and Cleveland Street, and is bordered by 161st Ave NE on the west, and the Stone House Restaurant on the east.
Project Phase: Design
Contact: B Sanders, Project Manager, 425-556-2328
One Page Summary: June 2016 Summary
Timeline:
  • Master Plan: Completed 2014
  • Design: 2015 to 2016
  • Peat Removal: Summer 2016
  • Park Construction: January 2017 – Spring 2018
  • Park Opening: Summer 2018

Overview

Every great city has a signature place that serves as a destination, an icon for the city, and a catalyst for economic growth. The Downtown Park will be Redmond’s signature park, and will create a place for community members to gather and celebrate. It will be a vibrant community space that encourages special events, arts, music and fun. The enhanced pedestrian environment in and around the park will stimulate economic activity in the neighborhood.

Redmond Downtown Park Concept

VISION

Redmond Downtown Park is a memorable and extraordinary gathering place where art and park are indistinguishable. It is a destination for creative energy and exploration where the entire community can:

  • Play and relax in all seasons and weather
  • Be inspired and entertained
  • Delight in nature
  • Linger and leave uplifted

DESCRIPTION

The park will serve everyday uses for the downtown neighborhood, as well as provide special cultural events and performances for the entire community and region.


Downtown Park Rendering

The park includes:

  1. Raised lawn, deck and trees - play, meet friends and people watch
  2. Fountains of water jets - fun for the kids!
  3. Pavilion with a digital water wall - watch digital art, dance, and sip coffee under shelter from sun and rain
  4. Gardens and trees - relax in the greenery
  5. Plaza - enjoy performances, festivals and events
  6. Dining grove - bring a bite to eat under the trees
  7. Restrooms and drinking fountain

COMMUNITY INPUT

An extensive and creative public engagement process for the Downtown Park Master Plan involved more than 2,000 kids and adults. We also invited people to “Claim a Stake” in Downtown Park. More than 1,000 suggestions were written onto tags and staked within the park in a colorful art installation.


PROJECT PHASES

Downtown Park is in the second of three phases needed to create the park.

Phase 1: The Master Plan Phase explored options for the park with the community and developed a preferred concept, based on the public preference.

Phase 2: The project is currently in the Design Phase, in which detailed design plans and construction documents are prepared, based on the selected Master Plan Concept.

Phase 3: The Construction Phase is scheduled to begin in early spring 2017 and be complete in 2018. Funding has been identified so that the entire project can be built in a single construction effort.