Redmond Community Center at Marymoor Village
The Redmond Community Center at Marymoor Village opened in January 2018. The facility boasts 20,000 sf with 5 meeting rooms, 2 multi-purpose rooms, a tiered lecture classroom, a 1,700 sf drop-in fitness studio, open atrium and outdoor patio. The facility has been in operation since January 2018.
Within this facility, the community has access to activities, rentals and comfortable space to disconnect and recharge. Services include summer camps, drop-in activities, summer camps, senior activities, art classes, community programs and rentals.
Between 2000-2017, the Old Redmond Schoolhouse was the City's primary community center. In May of 2016, the City received notice that the lease was set to expire in June 2018. Due to significant growth of the student body in Redmond, the LWSD engaged the community in developing options for adding new classroom space to the system. A recommendation was made to provide a centralized preschool program in the Old Redmond Schoolhouse, which was approved in the LWSD’s 2016 bond package. LWSD worked with the City on a plan to transition recreation programs before the summer of 2018.
The City established a Community Center Transition Plan to identify new space and maintain continuity of operations during the transition. On June 6, 2017, City Council authorized the Mayor to sign an agreement with Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWIT) to lease their 20,000 sf Redmond Campus building. Council also approved the City’s Community Center Transition Plan and associated costs, which included the decommissioning of the Old Redmond Schoolhouse, moving expenses, and modifications of new and existing spaces to accommodate most services, rentals and activities.
In January 2018, the City relocated from the Old Redmond Schoolhouse to the Redmond Community Center at Marymoor Village. The City also invested modifications of community center spaces to meet use group needs and enhance spaces. Modifications include:
- Flexible flooring added to 4 classrooms to accommodate fitness classes and activities
- Modifications to the Student Lounge to a Drop-In Fitness Studio with cardio and strength equipment
- Exterior signage and placemaking
- New tables and chairs to accommodate rental groups and activities
When the Redmond Senior Center closed in September 2019, many senior activities were relocated to the Redmond Community Center. This building continues to be a primary location for Parks and Recreation services in Redmond.