Parks & Recreation
We build community through people, parks, arts, recreation, and conservation. Our sustainable parks are comprised of over 1,351 acres of land, 47 parks, and a collection of 39 miles of public trails. We serve all ages, abilities, and interests through innovative classes and services. We integrate unique art and cultural experiences into the activities, interactions, and events that weave our community together. Explore our parks, play at our centers, and connect with neighbors and friends.
Parks & Recreation Services and Programs Overview
Click through the tabs below to get an overview of the department's services and programs, including relevant links to learn more.
- Parks, Trails & Splash Pads
- Community Centers & Rentals
- Recreation Activities & Services
- Sports Fields & Courts
- Events & Arts
- Birthday Parties
- Stay Updated
Redmond Parks & Trails
The City of Redmond has an extensive park and trail system throughout the city and portions of King County. Learn more about parks and trails here. Check out the available amenities for all parks and trails by viewing our printable PDF Parks Amenities Guide, and our printable PDF Trails Amenities Guide.
Parks & Trails Hours
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. The Barnyard at Farrel-McWhirter Park is open daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Splash pads at Downtown and Grass Lawn Parks are open May 13 through Labor Day weekend from 9 a.m.-9 p.m.
Learn more about all facilities and community centers here. Facility Hours
- Redmond Community Center at Marymoor Village is open for drop-in, recreation activities, customer service, and rentals Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
- Old Firehouse Teen Center is open for drop-in and recreation activities Tuesday 3 p.m. - 8 p.m., Wednesday 1 p.m. - 8 p.m., and Thursday 3 p.m. - 8 p.m. Summer hours (Jun 26 - Aug 31) are Tues, Wed, and Thurs from 3 to 8 p.m.
- Old Redmond Schoolhouse is open for pre-registered recreational activities only.
- Bytes Café at City Hall is open for drop-in and recreation activities Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
- City Hall is open for customer service Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
- Redmond Pool is open and operating according to hours posted at waveaquatics.org
- The Barnyard at Farrel-McWhirter Park is open daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Indoor Facility Rentals
Indoor facility rentals are available at multiple sites in the City of Redmond. Reservations are available on a seasonal basis during normal operating hours for each facility (see above). To learn more, visit www.redmond.gov/FacilityRentals or submit a facility use request form.
Outdoor Picnic Shelter Rentals
Picnic shelters are available for use to the public on a first-come, first-served basis when not reserved. Reservations are available each year from April through September. Book your reservation here. Outdoor Picnic Shelter Rentals
Recreational activities and classes take place both indoors and outdoors throughout the city's parks and facilities. To view current opportunities and sign up, visit www.redmond.gov/Register. To view open hours for facilities, click to the "Community Centers & Rentals" tab.
Senior Services & Activities
Senior Program at Bytes Cafe in City Hall is open for Senior (Ages 50+) drop-in and recreation activities each Mon, Wed, and Fri from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. To sign up for Senior recreation activities including Senior Curbside Lunch, visit www.redmond.gov/register or call 425-556-2300. For more information on Meals on Wheels or other senior services, please visit www.redmond.gov/SeniorServices.
Recreation Activity Refunds & Cancellations
Cancellations received at least 7 days prior to the activity start date receive a full refund, minus a 10% processing fee. Cancellations received less than 7 days prior to the activity start date receive a 50% refund. There are no refunds for cancellations received less than 24 hours before the activity start time. Exceptions will be made for illness. To cancel your enrollment, please email email@example.com.
Sports Fields & Courts
Outdoor basketball, tennis, pickleball, and volleyball courts are open for drop-in use on a first-come, first-served basis unless reserved for a City of Redmond activity. The only fields available for rent are the turf sports fields at Grass Lawn, Perrigo, and Hartman Park. Due to high demand, please inquire in advance for use of these spaces by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or click here to view our weekly field schedule.
To view a list of parks and related fields, courts, and other amenities, click here.
To learn more about pickleball courts and related service updates, go to our dedicated Pickleball page at www.redmond.gov/Pickleball.
City Signature Events
The City hosts two signature events each year - Redmond Lights and Derby Days. Additional smaller events are added throughout the year such as Rockin' on the River and Big Truck Day. Learn about all events at www.redmond.gov/Events and sign up for our email newsletter to stay updated on all our offerings.
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. Learn more here.
Arts & Culture
The City of Redmond partners with Redmond's Arts and Culture Commission to promote public participation in the arts and to build community. Learn more about Arts & Culture programs such as Poet Laureate, temporary public art, Artist-in-Residence, Redmond's Art Collection, and more here.
Birthday Party Options
The City of Redmond Parks and Recreation Department offers a few options for hosting birthday parties and other smaller celebrations. Read below to learn more.
Birthday party packages may include a facility or room rental, setup, and other amenities. These packages are often available at Farrel McWhirter Park and Redmond Community Center at Marymoor Village. Options vary throughout the year. Click here to see what packages are currently available and sign up.
In addition to party packages, you can also secure a rental at one of our indoor facilities or at an oudoor picnic shelter. Indoor facility rentals are available at multiple sites in the City of Redmond. Reservations are available on a seasonal basis during normal operating hours for each facility (see "Community Centers tab for hours). To learn more, visit www.redmond.gov/FacilityRentals or submit a facility use request form. Picnic shelters are available for use to the public on a first-come, first-served basis when not reserved. Reservations are available each year from March to September. Book your reservation here.
The best ways to stay updated on parks amenities, recreation programs, events, and more are:
- Signing up for our email newsletter to get weekly information and updates straight to your inbox
- Follow @RedmondParks on Facebook where we post activities, event info, service updates, and more
- Follow @RedmondParks on Instagram to see what's coming up and how to get involved
Get in Touch
Come partner with us! City of Redmond Parks & Recreation is looking for local organizations to help provide recreation activities in our parks and facilities year-round.
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