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Downtown Park

Location: 161st Ave NE, between Redmond Way and Cleveland
Project Phase: Preliminary Planning and Acquisition
Estimated Timeline: Construction completion 2016
Graphic above illustrates an early concept for the new Downtown Park. The park may include spaces such as lawn, plaza and pathways, stage for performances and more, as determined by public input.

A series of new summer events were held at the Downtown Park in 2012.

 

A series of new summer events were held at the Downtown Park in 2012.

 

A series of new summer events were held at the Downtown Park in 2012.

 

OVERVIEW

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 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. Most of the additional land for the park has been acquired, and this process is expected to be complete in early 2013.

Planning for the new park will be done in two phases:

  • 2012: Planning for Interim Development—Low-cost improvements are proposed to make the park fun and usable in the interim period until the ultimate park is designed and built, which will take several years.
  • 2012-2013: Master Planning for the Final Park Development—Extensive public input will be sought to guide the selection of park character and features. This input will be used to develop the final design for the park.