Southeast Redmond Park

Location and Existing Conditions:

Southeast Redmond Park is a 3.2 acre undeveloped parcel of land that is a “blank slate,” with little vegetation or topographic change. This park is located between 188th Ave NE and 191st Ave NE, primarily fronting NE 67th Street. It is an important buffer between an industrial area and a residential area.

existing

History and Planning:

The property was acquired in 2002 with plans to acquire more land from Cadman Gravel in the future. However, this opportunity is not in the short term horizon and there is demand from the residential neighborhood to develop the park. There is a small privately developed and maintained park in the neighborhood with a playground, but insufficient green space for walking, cycling or more active play. The closest publicly-owned park to the Southeast residential neighborhood is King County’s Marymoor Park, a 1.5 mile walk away.

No master planning has been conducted on this park yet. However, some neighborhood planning has solicited some early input on the park.

Next Steps:

Southeast Redmond is a growing neighborhood with more than 4,000 residents and they will be engaged in a master plan to identify the types of activities that would be prioritized at the park and provide direction on the design of the park. The levy would fund:
  • The master plan, with phasing recommendations
  • Design of the first phase of development
  • Construction of the first phase

Phase I might include a few simple elements such as a small play area, an open play field, walking paths, gathering space, sport court, community gardens, or trees and landscaping.

park trail

paths and landscape

volleyball

Basketball Court

Phase II will continue the work started in Phase I, and will include design and construction of more significant elements such as a larger playground, extended walking paths, picnic shelter, sport court, and trees and landscaping.

garden

bocce


Play Area – Since there is a play area within the neighborhood, the park could have a different kind of play area, such as:

Musical Playground

play area

inside whale

For more information, contact B Sanders.