Parks, Arts, and Culture

Required Updates

The Parks, Arts, Recreation, Culture and Conservation Element helps achieve Redmond’s vision for the future by helping to maintain the community’s high quality of life, and meeting the City’s recreational, social and cultural needs for a diverse population with changing interests and needs. At a high level, required updates to the PARCC element implement, and are consistent with, the Capital Facilities element as it relates to park and recreation facilities. Updates include: Downtown Park Image 4

  1. Estimates of park and recreation demand for a ten-year period 
  2. An evaluation of facilities and service needs 
  3. An evaluation of intergovernmental coordination opportunities to provide regional approaches for meeting park and recreation demand. 
  4. Policies for locating community facilities and services, including civic places like parks, schools, and other public spaces, in centers and near transit, with consideration for climate change, economic, social and health impacts. 

The PARCC element is coordinated with the Parks, Arts, Recreation, Culture & Conservation Plan (PARCC Plan), which provides specific implementation strategies to carry out these policies. The PARCC Plan is updated every six years to comply with requirements for funding from the State of Washington Recreation and Conservation Office (RCO) with the next update due in 2023.

DRAFT PARCC Policies available for review

Draft PARCC Element (v2), - published October 2022

To assist with review, please take a look at - Policy Guide (v2), Comment Matrix (for v1)

This document contains the second draft of the revised Parks, Arts, Recreation, Culture, and Conservation (PARCC) Element with new narrative text and updated policies per staff and community feedback as part of the Redmond 2050 Comprehensive Plan Update.

This draft represents a major refresh of the PARCC Element. The current adopted PARCC Element contains two framework policies supporting ten sub-sections consisting of 65 policies. 

The draft has been revised into four framework policies, which contain 14 supporting policies. The draft also maintains Shoreline Master Program policies. 

The first draft can be reviewed here - DRAFT PARCC Policies- published June 2022


During the fall of 2022 and winter of 2023, the PARCC Element will be available for staff and public review and comment. Based on community and staff feedback, a final draft will be prepared in early 2023.

Long-Range Planning staff will continue to coordinate and work with Parks staff on reviewing and updating relevant policies as well as conducting community engagement. Long-Range Planning staff are also coordinating with Parks staff related to the update of the PARRC Plan. 

Related Resources

  1. Glenn Coil

    Sr. Planner
    Phone: 425-556-2742

  2. Caroline Chapman

    Parks Planning Manager
    Phone: 425-556-2442