Adaptive & Inclusion
Redmond Parks and Recreation encourages and supports the participation of individuals with disabilities in our activities. Through partnerships and internal activities, we strive to offer options for children and adults of all ages with both cognitive disabilities and physical disabilities.
The City of Redmond is proud to partner with Bridge of Promise, a regional leader in recreation and respite programs for adults with special needs. Bridge Academy is an exciting day program for adults with special needs. Each day is programmed to be enriching and fun, through daily outings and activities.
Learn more about Bridge Academy by visiting the Bridge of Promise website.
Socials & Activities
Socials and activities bring the special needs community together to connect, grow and have fun! Year-round options are available to choose from, including:
- Game nights
- Sports and fitness
Trips & Tours
Trips and tours make some of the most exciting destinations and experiences in the Pacific Northwest accessible to Adults with both cognitive and physical disabilities. Past trips and tours have been: Point Defiance Zoo, Theo Chocolate Factory, Thunderbird Hockey Game, Northwest Trek, local concerts, movies, exploring local restaurants, and much, much more!
View our current trips and tours.
It is the policy of the City of Redmond to make every reasonable effort to provide equal access to all City facilities, services, programs and activities for citizens with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
Program Modification and Inclusion Services
We foster an environment that is open to diverse populations and abilities. The goal is to empower citizens to build a better place for everyone to live and thrive.
A Program Modification to an activity or class enables people with disabilities to fully participate in a program or event. Examples of modifications include; interpretive services, modifications for a vision or hearing impairment, written class schedules, project instructions explained in alternate formats, and staff trained in environmental inclusion and inclusive programming.
Inclusion is cultivating an environment where everyone feels welcome to participate in the programs of their choice no matter what their abilities are. We encourage and support the participation of individuals that have disabilities in our programs.
People with disabilities are encouraged to register for any recreation activity as long as they meet the general class requirements. These requirements may include age or specific class prerequisites.
The City of Redmond is unable to provide assistance for personal services such as feeding, dressing, and toileting. Recreation program participants that need assistance with personal services are encouraged to participate in Redmond programs; however, they will need to provide their own attendant for personal services. Please notify Inclusion Services about personal attendants so we can arrange transportation and admission to activities for the attendant. Personal attendants are not charged class registration fees, transportation fees, or admission fees while accompanying a paying participant.