Play Safe, Stay Safe Redmond
Beginning in July 2021, the City of Redmond opened in a limited capacity. Due to the pandemic, the City of Redmond experienced budget reductions that impacted the Parks & Recreation Department. Staffing levels are still reduced due to these reductions, limiting the capacity for programs and services.
The City of Redmond continues to value health, safety, and service to the community during the COVID-19 pandemic. With the continued rise of cases, recreation programming will be available in virtual and outdoor settings throughout the Fall 2021 season. Starting in the new year with Winter 2022 programs, additional recreation activities will be available indoors.
To learn more about affected amenities and programs, please click through the tabs below.
Parks, Amenities, & Splash Pads
All parks and trails are open from dawn to dusk unless otherwise posted at the park. Park playgrounds, bathrooms, and water fountains are open and operational. Splash pads at Downtown and Grass Lawn Parks are now turned off for the season. The Barnyard at Farrel-McWhirter Park is open daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Picnic shelter information is detailed below.
City Hall and Redmond Community Center at Marymoor Village are open for program registration, payments, and information beginning July 1, 2021, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Monday-Friday. The Barnyard at Farrel-McWhirter Park is open daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Picnic shelter information is detailed below. Face coverings are REQUIRED at all indoor facilities regardless of vaccination status.
As of July 12, 2021, the Redmond Pool is open for lap swim and other programs, with reservations required. Currently, The Redmond Pool is undergoing exterior ADA improvement that will take place October 11 - 25, dependent on weather. The pool and parking lots will remain open for the duration of the project; however, access to the front doors will be limited and patrons will be asked to access the building through the side patio door. For more info on these improvements, visit Redmond.gov/Pool. For information on available programming, visit waveaquatics.org.
Bytes Café for Senior Services, Old Redmond Schoolhouse, Anderson Park Cabins, and Old Redmond Firehouse Teen Center currently remain closed.
Indoor Facility Rentals
Indoor facility rentals will be available at Redmond Community Center at Marymoor Village only starting in 2022. Currently, rental times are available January 4 - April 30 during normal operating hours (Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.) To learn more, visit www.redmond.gov/FacilityRentals or submit a facility use request form.
Outdoor Picnic Shelter Rentals
Starting November 1, picnic shelter rentals are closed for the season to reservations, but all are open and available for public use on a first-come, first-serve basis. 2022 reservation dates will open in the new year.
The City of Redmond continues to value health, safety, and service to the community during the COVID-19 pandemic. With the continued rise of cases, recreation programming will be available in virtual and outdoor settings through the Fall 2021 season. Registration is available at www.redmond.gov/register.
Masks will continue to be required for all youth programming and activities taking place in indoor/outdoor hybrid spaces, regardless of vaccination status. Outdoor adult activities will maintain a vaxxed or masked policy. In compliance with King County Public Health, beginning October 25, verification of vaccination will be required for all participants and spectators of indoor recreation activities, including Youth Basketball practices and games.
All activity information and registration can be found at redmond.gov/register.
Refunds & Cancellations
Cancellations received at least 7 days prior to activity start date receive a FULL refund, minus a 10% processing fee. Cancellations received less than 7 days prior to activity start date receive a 50% refund. There are no refunds for cancellations received less than 24 hours before activity start time. Exceptions will be made for illness. To cancel your enrollment, please email email@example.com.
Sports Fields & Courts
Basketball, tennis, pickleball, and volleyball courts are open for drop-in use on a first come, first serve basis, unless reserved for a City of Redmond activity.
Turf sports fields at Grass Lawn, Perrigo, and Hartman are available for rental. Due to high demand, please inquire in advance for use of these spaces by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Fields at all other parks are available on a first come, first serve basis.
For all outdoor sports leagues and spectators, the City of Redmond has adopted a masked or vaxxed policy in line with the Governor’s guidelines. Therefore, all kids under 12 (or everyone over 12 and unvaccinated) should wear masks when physical distancing cannot be maintained (e.g. in a dugout, etc.). Masks are not required during outdoor sports practice, game play, or when physical distancing can be maintained no matter age or vaccination status.
Most in-person senior activities, events, and activities are on hold at this time. Staff are continuing to evaluate all available options to resume programs and activities as safely as possible.
To view and register for Senior virtual classes or our Senior Curbside Lunch Pickup, visit redmond.gov/register.
The Meals on Wheels program continues to operate. Other resources can be found at redmond.gov/SeniorServices.
Special Event, Park Use, and Film & Photo Permits
The City is accepting applications for Film & Photo Permits, Park Use Permits, Miscellaneous Use Permits and Special Event Permits with some restrictions.
All applications must include a safety plan and will be required to comply with current state and local guidelines. For more information on Special Event Permits, Film & Photo Permits, Miscellaneous Use Permits and Park Use Permits, please click here.