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The city is actively planning for Summer Camps to resume in 2021. Camp offerings will be in alignment with Washington’s Safe Start Plan with outdoor camps will be prioritized. More information on Summer Camps will be available on February 2, 2021, at www.redmond.gov/SummerCamp.
Due to staffing and program reductions in the 2021 budget as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the following events will not occur in 2021: Daddy Daughter Dance, Derby Days, So Bazaar, Rockin’ on the River Concert Series, and Big Truck Day. We look forward to celebrating with the community in 2022.
So Bazaar is canceled this year due to budget reductions approved in the 2021/2022 budget. Financial impacts resulting from reductions in revenues for events, restrictions on gathering and in-person activities, and extended closure of facilities related to the pandemic have resulted in staff layoffs and reduced or eliminated programming from the budget. We would like to thank all of the artists, local organizations, sponsors and community for an amazing virtual So Bazaar in 2020 and for all of the successful So Bazaar events before that. For additional information, please contact Chris Weber at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Redmond Derby Days is canceled this year due to budget reductions approved in the 2021/2022 budget. Financial impacts resulting from reductions in revenues for events, restrictions on gathering and in-person activities, and extended closure of facilities related to the pandemic have resulted in staff layoffs and reduced or eliminated programming in 2021. We would like to thank all of the business partners, vendors, performers, sponsors, and community for celebrating with us virtually in 2020. We hope to celebrate with the community again in 2022. For additional information regarding events, please contact Bethany Kennedy at email@example.com.
Redmond Lights was reimagined in 2020 as an installation-only experience at Downtown Park. The reimagining of the event was related to restrictions on group gatherings under Washington’s Safe Start plan and 2020 budget reductions related to the financial impacts of COVID-19. Stay tuned for information on Redmond Lights 2021. We hope to have a decision by summer 2021. For additional information, please contact Bethany Kennedy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Summer Idylwood Beach Lifeguard Program has been canceled this year due to budget reductions approved in the 2021/2022 budget. Idylwood Park and the beachfront will remain open for public use with no lifeguards on duty. Swim at your own risk. For additional information regarding aquatics, please contact Katie Fraser at email@example.com.
The following chart outlines FTE totals and reductions in 2020 and the 2021-2022 budget by department.
Most departments had a reduction in staff, though Parks and Public Works saw the largest impact.
The Youth Basketball League was canceled for the 2020-21 season due to restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic. For information about youth sports programming please contact Katie Fraser at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The City is accepting applications for Park Use and Photography/Film Permits. Each application is required to be reviewed by an Internal Committee comprised of various City of Redmond staff, and requires a safety plan. Special Event permits are under evaluation until January 31, 2021. These guidelines can change and the issuance of permits can be impacted by the Governor’s guidelines and COVID-19 case counts in King County. All inquires for Park-Use, Film/Photography, and Special Event permits can be submitted to EventPermit@Redmond.gov.
City Council voted not to fund the following expenses which were originally included in the Mayor’s draft budget.
City Council voted to fund the following expenses which were not included in the Mayor’s original draft budget.
Click here to view details of the Council’s budget adjustments.
Mayor Birney extended the closure of all City facilities and community centers to the public through March 31, 2021, to be in adherence with the Governor’s guidelines and help reduce the spread of COVID-19. Facility rentals will carefully be evaluated once community centers are able to reopen. Rental inquiries can be submitted to GuestServices@Redmond.gov and staff will continue to communicate with customers on the status of rentals.
Recreation programs and services are continually being evaluated. Some programs have been impacted due to budget and staffing reductions, while others are impacted due to restrictions related to the pandemic. For a complete listing of activities and services please visit www.redmond.gov/Activities or contact Guest Services at 425-556-2300 or email@example.com.
We are continually evaluating conditions and restrictions related to the pandemic, and our ability to safely add recreation programs. Adult Sports Leagues are on-hold until we have the ability to offer programming in alignment with Washington’s Safe Start Plan. For more information please contact Michael Locke at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Due to the pandemic, we are not able to offer a complete lineup of farm programs and events. Staff is focused on animal care, providing a limited equestrian program schedule, and providing farm tours. Events such as Big Truck Day have been canceled. For information please visit, and www.redmond.gov/Activities or contact Guest Services at GuestServices@redmond.gov or 425-556-2300.
For more information about Nature Vision programs please contact Cindy Johnson at email@example.com.
Due to the pandemic and reductions in the 2021-22 budget, there has been an impact to Senior Programs and Services. We have prioritized the Meals on Wheels program and will continue offering the Curbside Lunch program on Wednesdays only. Staff will continue to support some virtual interest groups and virtual fitness classes but cannot support a complete schedule of activities. The Senior Advisory Committee (SAC) will continue to meet monthly, and staff is working towards implementing a small team of volunteers to support Meals on Wheels deliveries. The Encore will continue to be produced and made available to the community by mail or online.
For more information on senior services and resources, please visit www.redmond.gov/rsc.
The Old Firehouse Teen Center remains closed due to the pandemic. In addition, due to budget and staffing reductions, we are offering a reduced level of virtual recreation classes. Staff is still connecting with Teens through limited virtual recreation programming. In addition, RYPAC (Redmond Youth Partnership Advisory Committee) continues to meet. Information is available at redmond.gov/OFH.
The Flex Fit program has been canceled. At this time a limited schedule of fitness classes will be offered virtually. We anticipate adding in-person fitness classes at our parks this spring. A complete list of classes is available at www.redmond.gov/activities. For more information please contact Katie Fraser at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Adaptive Recreation programs are currently on hold due to restrictions related to the pandemic and reductions in the 2021-22 Budget. Adaptive Sports Leagues are currently on hold until we have the ability to offer programming in alignment with Washington’s Safe Start Plan.
The Hub/Day program offered through Bridge of Promise is canceled due to City facilities being closed and safety restrictions related to the COVID-19. For more information please contact Cindy Johnson at email@example.com.
There will be no printed activity guides or a summer camp guide in 2021 due to budget reductions. All information is available online at redmond.gov/Activities.