Privately Owned Public Space (POPS)
Privately Owned Public Spaces (POPS) are a recreational amenity available in Redmond’s Parks and Recreation system. These spaces are privately owned by a developer or homeowners association, but can be enjoyed by the entire community through an agreement with the City. Typical POPS are parks, plazas, and community gardens, but can also be indoor community space or courtyards.
POPS add more public spaces to the City’s park system for community enjoyment, and are generally in developments in Downtown, Overlake, and Marymoor Village where higher density is planned. POPS are allowed by the Redmond Zoning Code in exchange for development incentives such as additional residential units.