Play Safe, Stay Safe Redmond
Beginning July 1, 2021, the City of Redmond is now open 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 through the Fall 2021 season.
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. The Redmond Pool parking lot will be undergoing scheduled ADA ramp and sidewalk safety improvements starting August 18th through approximately August 31st. There will be no interruptions to pool programming and the parking lot will remain fully operational with a traffic control plan in place. 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 are not currently available. Staff are working to identify a date for a phased-in return of indoor rentals that continues to prioritize the health and safety of staff and the community. Once more information is available, it will be posted on this page. We are unable to take future reservations or hold dates for indoor facility rentals at this time.
Outdoor Picnic Shelter Rentals
- September rental dates are available at Grass Lawn, Perrigo, Idylwood, and Anderson picnic shelters
- October rental dates are available at Grass Lawn, Perrigo, and Idylwood only
- The two gazebos at Farrel-McWhirter are not available for reservation but can be used on a first-come, first-serve basis.
- Starting November 1, picnic shelter rentals will be closed for the season to reservations but all will be open on a first-come, first-serve basis. 2022 reservation dates will open in the new year.
If you are interested in reserving a picnic shelter, please note that all reservations must be made less than 30 days before the reservation date with at least 7 days' notice. In alignment with our outdoor activities, the City of Redmond asks renters of outdoor spaces to adhere to the masked or vaxxed policy. To secure your picnic shelter reservation, go to redmond.gov/Register.
If you are interested in reserving more outdoor space than a picnic shelter, please click on the "Events" tab to learn more.
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.
All activity information and registration can be found at redmond.gov/register.
Refunds & Cancellations
Due to the effects of the pandemic, cancellations and transfers for summer camps are accepted with a 100% refund if notice is given more than 24 hours prior to the start of the activity. To cancel your enrollment, please email email@example.com.
Update: For all activities, classes, programs, or camps taking places September 7, 2021 or later, refunds, cancellations, and transfers will return to following our regular refund policy, viewable here.
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.