City of Redmond Installs New Downtown Art Display
April 1, 2014 Anne-Marie Peacock
Office of Communications

Redmond, WA -
 The City of Redmond continues to seek design ideas from community members about what they want the new Downtown Park to look like. The latest promotion is a creatively-designed wooden stake community art project designed to engage the public and encourage submissions of community members’ favorite park features.

Inspired by artist Jill Anholt from British Columbia, the art project has approximately 1,000 brightly-colored wooden stakes that have been installed in the Downtown Park property and will remain there through June 2014. Many of the stakes were painted by students at Redmond Elementary School and teens from the Old Firehouse Teen Center.

Community members are invited to write their design ideas on a tag, which are attached to each stake. Everyone is encouraged to walk throughout the stake installation, read other participants’ ideas, and get inspired to contribute their own thoughts on what the look and feel of the park should be.

“Claim Your Stake in the Downtown Park”
In addition to the stake tags, community members can also give more detailed park design ideas by downloading a ‘workbook’ that walks participants through a user-friendly format and is available online through April 11, 2014 on the City website at

What Happens Next?

The City of Redmond will continue to collect all of the park design preferences and suggestions gathered from the online workbook and wooden stake tags. The community’s input will help inform the development of three new downtown park design concepts, which will then be presented at Redmond Derby Days July 11-12, 2014. There, attendees will be able to vote for their favorite concept.

For more information, please contact Betty Sanders at 425-556-2328 or

Redmond Downtown Park Installation