The City of Redmond and Lake Washington School District (LWSD) have a long-term partnership for joint use of facilities. As part of the LWSD’s long-term facilities planning, the Old Redmond Schoolhouse is undergoing renovations in preparation for district preschool programs to begin in fall 2020
Through a new rental lease agreement, Redmond Parks and Recreation will have access to 9,785 sf of the building, which includes the gymnasium, clay studio, and two flexible classrooms. One of these classrooms will be leased to the Redmond Historical Society, and the other used for programming. The City will operate these spaces, which will be accessible to the public through the Northwest entrance of the building. The City planned to start offering services, classes and drop-in activities in fall 2020, but following the announcement from Mayor Angela Birney to close City facilities through the end of 2020, services will not begin until 2021.