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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  Summer Camps & Recreation Activities Events Rentals Idylwood BeachfrontCOVID-19 FAQs

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  • Parks, Trails & Amenities

    Current Status: Phase 2 (as of June 19, 2020)
    All parks and trail systems remain open. Active recreation areas where physical distancing is difficult to main are closed. This includes picnic shelters, basketball and volleyball courts, sports fields, playgrounds, splash pads, outdoor exercise equipment, and Farrel-McWhirter barnyard and arenas.

    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 phase 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.

    Click here for more information about Redmond Parks & Trails.
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    Facilities

    Current Status: Phase 2 (as of June 19, 2020)
    All City of Redmond Community Centers are closed. This includes the Redmond Community Center, Old Firehouse Teen Center, City Hall Bytes Café, Anderson Park Cabins and the Redmond Arts Studio at Grass Lawn.  Closures remain in accordance with requirements under Phase 2 of Washington’s Phased Approach

    The City of Redmond plans to reopen the Redmond Community Center and Old Firehouse Teen Center in Phase 3 with reduced hours. City Hall Bytes Cafe will remain closed until Phase 4.

    As City of Redmond Parks and Recreation continues to carefully reopen park facilities, we remain committed to the safety of our community. New safety measures and requirements will be in place in accordance with guidelines established by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), King County Public Health, and the Governor’s office.

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    Senior Services

    Current Status: Phase 2 (as of June 19, 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.

    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 possibly.

    For current information, please click here for Senior Services & Resources.

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    Sports Fields

    Current Status: Phase 2 (as of June 19, 2020)
    Sports fields are closed for all activities, and all sports leagues are canceled. In accordance with requirements outlined in Washington’s Phased Approach, Sports Fields are expected to reopen in Phase 3. As King County meets the requirements to move into each phase, the City will reopen park amenities, facilities and services in alignment with the requirements for each phase.

    Parks and trails have remained open during the COVID-19 pandemic, but many active recreation areas where physical distancing is difficult to maintain are closed. The City does not have the ability to monitor the use of sports fields during drop-in use or rental activities. These areas will remain closed to minimize crowding and transmission risk for our community. While we look forward to reopening many of these spaces, the safety of our community remains our top priority.

    View Frequently Asked Questions About Sports Fields

    We continue to urge all park users and visitors to maintain physical distancing, stay home when you’re sick, avoid large gatherings or crowds, practice good hygiene and follow all posted signage and closures. City of Redmond continues to follow the most current guidelines established by Centers for Disease Control (CDC), King County Public Health, and the Governor’s office.

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    Summer Camps & Recreation Activities

    Current Status: Phase 2 (as of July 14, 2020)

    Summer Camps:
    Summer camps are canceled for the 2020 season. On July 14, 2020, Governor Jay Inslee extended the pause on Washington’s Phased Reopening until at least July 28, 2020. Summer camps were identified in the City’s Play Safe, Stay Safe Redeployment Plan to resume once Phase 3 was reached in King County. Summer camps require significant planning, staff, time and resources, and it was determined that resuming camps for such a significantly shortened season is not a viable option. The City continues to offer virtual activities for all ages, and provides information on virtual summer camp offerings available through the City’s partner organizations. Please visit redmond.gov/SummerCamps for more information.   

    Recreation Activities & Services:
    All recreation services and activities are canceled. 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.

    Click here for more information about Recreation Activities.

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    Events

    Current Status: Phase 2 (as of June 19, 2020)
    All city produced special events are canceled through August 31, 2020. All permitted special events issued through the City of Redmond are also canceled through August 31, 2020. Special events may be rescheduled after September 1 if authorized by the Governor’s “Safe Start” reopening plan. Applications are being accepted for events scheduled to take place September 1, 2020 or later. If any changes occur, the City of Redmond will provide notification to the event producer.

    Please click here for more information.

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    Rentals

    Current Status: Phase 2 (as of June 19, 2020)
    All rentals are canceled through Phase 2. Rentals are planned to reopen in Phase 3. This includes rentals for picnic shelters, facilities and sports fields. Closures remain in accordance with requirements for  Washington’s Phased Approach.

    To ensure the safety of participants and attendees, use 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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    Idylwood Beachfront

    Current Status: Phase 2 (as of June 19, 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 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.