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.
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.
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
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.
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