Downtown Park

Location: The park site is located between Redmond Way and Cleveland Street, and is bordered by the new 161st Ave NE on the west, and the Stone House Restaurant on the east. The grassy space that is present along 161st now is about ¾ acre. When complete, the ultimate size of the park will be two acres.
Project Phase: Design
Timeline: Master Plan completed in December 2015; to be constructed in phases over several years
Contact: B Sanders, Project Manager, 425-556-2328


Every great city has a signature place that serves as a destination, an icon for the city, and a catalyst for economic growth. The Downtown Park will be Redmond’s signature park, and will create a place for community members to gather and celebrate. It will be a vibrant community space that encourages special events, arts, music and fun. The enhanced pedestrian environment in and around the park will stimulate economic activity in the neighborhood.

Redmond Downtown Park Concept


Redmond Downtown Park is a memorable and extraordinary gathering place where art and park are indistinguishable. It is a destination for creative energy and exploration where the entire community can:

  • Play and relax in all seasons and weather
  • Be inspired and entertained
  • Delight in nature
  • Linger and leave uplifted


The park will serve everyday uses for the downtown neighborhood, as well as provide special cultural events and performances for the entire community and region.

Downtown Park Concept - Birds Eye View

The park includes:

A. Raised “great lawn” with wooden boardwalk
B. Artist-designed, suspended pavilion with integrated artwork and digital projection
C. Plaza that can accommodate many different size events or markets
D. Gathering/eating spaces under a bosque of trees
E. Water play area
F. Bermed gardens
G. Restroom building


An extensive and creative public engagement process for the Downtown Park Master Plan involved more than 2,000 kids and adults. We also invited people to “Claim a Stake” in Downtown Park. More than 1,000 suggestions were written onto tags and staked within the park in a colorful art installation.


Downtown Park is in the first of three phases that are needed to create a park. This first phase is the Master Plan Phase, which explores possibilities for the park with the community, and delivers a preferred concept, or approach, for design. Next, the Design Phase will create detailed design plans and construction documents for the selected Master Plan Concept. During this phase funding for the park will be identified. The Construction Phase will proceed when the design plans are complete and funding is in place.

Project Phases