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King County is in Phase 2 (effective June 19, 2020)

Washington’s Phased Approach allows for the reopening of park amenities, facilities and activities based on metrics set by the Governor’s Office. Each county must be approved to enter the next phase before proceeding. While any phase may allow an amenity or facility to open or operate, it is not mandated by the State of Washington to be reopened. City of Redmond continues to evaluate resources, best practices and requirements in determining the reopening of park amenities, facilities and services. As King County meets the requirements to move into each phase, City of Redmond Parks and Recreation will reopen park amenities, facilities and services where resources allow in alignment with the requirements for each phase and in accordance with guidelines from the Centers of Disease Control (CDC), King County Public Health and the Governor’s Office.

This information may change. Continue to check back for the most current information.

Parks, Trails & Amenities    Facilities    Senior Services    Sports Fields    Recreation Activities    Events    Rentals    Idylwood Beachfront


  • Parks, Trails & Amenities

    Current Status: Phase 2 (as of September 18, 2020)
    All parks and trail systems remain open.

    The City plans to reopen more park amenities, including playgrounds, sports fields, volleyball courts, basketball courts, and picnic shelters.

    The following amenities will be reopening on the following schedule:
    • Picnic Shelters: Picnic Shelters will reopen for drop-in use starting on Friday 9/18. Shelters are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. We ask all users to limit gatherings to no more than 5 people outside the household, maintain physical distancing, wear a mask or face covering, no gathering or large groups, and stay home when sick.
    • Playgrounds: All playgrounds will be reopened by Friday, 9/25 at 3:00 p.m. As of Friday, September 18, Grass Lawn, Perrigo, Cascade View, and Meadow Park are reopened. Park Operation crews will be conducting safety testing, cleaning and preparation on other playgrounds before reopening. We ask all parents to make sure that kids play safe & recreate responsibly. Maintain 6 feet of space from other children, wear a face covering or mask, avoid group gatherings, stay home if sick, and keep it moving to help prevent crowding.
    • Sports Fields: Sports fields will reopen on Friday, 9/18 for drop-in use. Field rentals requests will be accepted starting on Monday, 9/21. Hartman Park Dow Baseball Field and Little League fields 1-4 will remain closed until further notice. All users are asked to limit groups of 5 or fewer outside the household, practice physical distancing and avoid contact, wear a face covering or mask, and stay home if you are sick. User groups and rentals will be required to submit a safety plan subject to approval prior to consideration for use. The safety plan ensures that protocols and guidelines are in place to achieve physical distancing and other requirements outlined in Washington’s Phased Approach.
    • Basketball & Volleyball Courts: Basketball Courts and Volleyball courts will reopen by Wednesday, September 30. We ask all players to play safe & recreate responsibly. Keep your distance with no physical contact, wear a mask or face covering, no gathering or large groups, and stay home when sick.

      The following park amenities will remain closed:
    • Splash Pads
    • Farrel-McWhirter Barnyard and Arenas: Animals at Farrel-McWhirter are able to be seen from open, grassy areas of the park and the trails around the perimeter As the City continues to carefully reopen park amenities, we remain committed to the safety of our community. We urge visitors and park users to practice physical distancing, wear a face covering or mask, avoid group gatherings, stay home if you are sick, and to keep it moving to help prevent crowding. With your help, City of Redmond parks and trails can remain open.

      As the City continues to carefully reopen park amenities, we remain committed to the safety of our community. We urge visitors and park users to practice physical distancing, wear a face covering or mask, avoid group gatherings, stay home if you are sick, and to keep it moving to help prevent crowding. With your help, City of Redmond parks and trails can remain open.
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    Facilities

    Current Status: Phase 2 2 (as of August 13, 2020)
    All City facilities remain closed through December 31, 2020. On July 28, 2020, Mayor Angela Birney announced that all facility closures will be extended through the end of 2020. Limited indoor recreation programs are operating at select program sites and can be found at Redmond.gov/register.

    Impacted Facilities:
    Redmond Community Center at Marymoor Village
    Old Firehouse Teen Center
    City Hall (and Bytes Café)
    Anderson Park Cabins
    Picnic Shelters
    Grass Lawn Arts Studio

    Old Redmond School House:
    The City entered into an inter-local agreement with Lake Washington School District to operate services out of the Old Redmond Schoolhouse starting in October 2020. All City buildings remain closed, with most indoor activities canceled. The Old Redmond Schoolhouse will reopen no sooner than January 5, 2020 and if Phase 3 is achieved.

    Redmond Pool:
    Redmond Pool Phase 2 improvements are scheduled to be completed in fall 2020. Due to COVID-19, the opening of the Redmond Pool may be impacted. The City is working closely with Wave Aquatics, the City’s operational partner, on a reopening plan for the Redmond Pool. Please continue to check Redmond.gov/Pool for updates.

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    Senior Services

    Current Status: Phase 2 (as of August 13, 2020)
    All senior activities, events, and classes are canceled. Some senior activities are available online and through Facebook. The Meals on Wheels program continues to operate.

    The City of Redmond plans to reopen senior services and programs in Phase 4. Our top priority is the safety of our community and employees, and we are evaluating all available options to resume programs and activities as safely as possible.

    For current information, please

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    Sports Fields

    Current Status: Phase 2 (as of September 18, 2020)
    Sports fields will reopen on Friday, 9/18 for drop-in use. Field rentals requests will be accepted starting on Monday, 9/21. All users are asked to limit groups of 5 or fewer outside the household, practice physical distancing and avoid contact, wear a face covering or mask, and stay home if you are sick. User groups and rentals will be required to submit a safety plan subject to approval prior to consideration for use. The safety plan ensures that protocols and guidelines are in place to achieve physical distancing and other requirements outlined in Washington’s Phased Approach.

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    Recreation Activities

    Current Status: Phase 2 (as of August 31, 2020)

    Recreation Activities & Services: (as of August 31, 2020)
    Limited in person recreation activities are available for registration beginning Wednesday, September 2nd in accordance with the Washington's Phased Approach. Current activity information can be found at redmond.gov/activities. Registration is available at redmond.gov/register. The City continues to offer Meals on Wheels and virtual recreation classes and events online and through Facebook. Limited recreation activities and services are planned to resume in Phase 3.

    The health and safety of our community and staff is our top priority. New safety measures and protocols will be established for activities or services scheduled to take place during Phase 3.

    The City continues to operate in accordance with the most current information provided by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), King County Public Health, and the Governor’s office. View our COVID-19 Health and Safety Guidelines, and Revised Cancellation & Refund Policy.

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    Events, Photo & Film Permits, & Park Use Permits

    Current Status: Phase 2 (as of August 31, 2020)
    All city produced special events are canceled through November 1, 2020. Please click here for more information.

    All permitted special events issued through the City of Redmond are canceled through November 1, 2020. Special events may be rescheduled after November 1 if authorized by the Governor’s Safe Start Phased Reopening plan. Applications are being accepted for events scheduled to take place on November 1, 2020 or later. If any changes occur, the City of Redmond will provide notification to the event producer.

    Photo & Film Permits will not be issued until Phase 3.

    Park Use Permits will not be issued until Phase 3.

    For more information on Special Event Permits, Film & Photo Permits and Park Use Permits, please click here.
     Click here to navigate to our Events webpage.

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    Rentals

    Current Status: Phase 2 (as of August 31, 2020)
    On July 28, 2020, Mayor Angela Birney extended the closure of all City facilities through the end of 2020. All Picnic Shelter and Facility rentals have been canceled through December 31, 2020.

    Picnic shelter reservations were anticipated to resume in Phase 3; however, the rental season concludes on September 30, 2020. Due to Governor Inslee’s pause of the Safe Start reopening, the Washington State Phase 3 limit of group gathering reduced down to 10, and concerns over increased usage and crowding at the parks, all picnic shelter rentals have been canceled for the remainder of the season.

    Click here for more information about Rentals.

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    Idylwood Beachfront

    Current Status: Phase 2 (as of August 31, 2020)
    Idylwood Beachfront is open, but lifeguards are not on duty. Swim at your own risk. All visitors should keep 6 feet apart at all times with individuals not in your household, wear a mask when physical distancing cannot be maintained, and do not gather or crowd areas of the beach. We encourage visitors to play safe when in and around the water. Check out these great tips for kids’ safety in the water.

    Click here for more information about Idylwood Park.