City of Redmond Launches a “You Count” Park Data Collection Program
April 8, 2014 Anne-Marie Peacock
Office of Communications

Redmond, WA -
 The City of Redmond wants to better understand when and how people use their parks as a way to determine where to spend resources in the future. There are 40 different developed and undeveloped parks in the City of Redmond. To provide the best park experience for those who frequent these parks, the City has launched a "You Count" Park Data Collection Program.

In seven of Redmond's parks an active infrared trail monitoring system has been installed to count the number of people who enter each park. This information will help the City make informed decisions on future park development and maintenance practices.

The following seven parks have received the monitoring system: Spiritbrook Park, Perrigo Park, Meadow Park, Anderson Park, Grass Lawn, Cascade View Park and Viewpoint Park.

The City of Redmond needs your help!
In addition to the current park data being collected on the infrared monitoring equipment, the City is also asking community members to help us count park users by accessing a mobile survey from your phone. While visiting any park in Redmond (not just the ones being monitored by the counting system) we’re asking you to help us count the number of people using the park amenities while you’re there; you can share the number of people you see using the playground, sports court, grass lawns, and any other areas that are not being used for games or classes and input that information in an online survey. This quick and easy mobile survey can be found at

For more information about the "You Count" park data collection program or the mobile survey, please call or email David Shaw at or 425-556-2378.