Performers from Lucia Neare’s Theatrical Wonders helped the city of Redmond celebrate the opening of Downtown Park. Samantha Pak/staff photo

Performers from Lucia Neare’s Theatrical Wonders helped the city of Redmond celebrate the opening of Downtown Park. Samantha Pak/staff photo

Redmond’s Downtown Park is now open

The grand opening event included a ribbon cutting, community picnic, a performance by Lucia Neare’s Theatrical Wonders and more.

  • Tuesday, September 18, 2018 9:41am
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The rain was not enough to stop a sizeable crowd from attending the grand opening of Redmond’s Downtown Park on Sept. 15. The event kicked off with Mayor John Marchione, City Council president Angela Birney and Rep. Joan McBride of the 48th Legislative District sharing a few words about what it took to make the park happen, followed by a ribbon cutting. Youngsters also had a chance to play in the park’s splash pad. The event also included a performance by Lucia Neare’s Theatrical Wonders as well as a digital art installation at the Pavillion in the park by artist in residence Maja Petric.

Redmond Mayor John Marchione discusses what it took to make Downtown Park a reality. Samantha Pak/staff photo

Redmond Mayor John Marchione discusses what it took to make Downtown Park a reality. Samantha Pak/staff photo

Redmond City Council members and state Rep. Joan McBride cut the ribbon signifying Downtown Park’s grand opening. Samantha Pak/staff photo

Redmond City Council members and state Rep. Joan McBride cut the ribbon signifying Downtown Park’s grand opening. Samantha Pak/staff photo

Despite the rain, children still enjoy Downtown Park’s splash pad. Samantha Pak/staff photo

Despite the rain, children still enjoy Downtown Park’s splash pad. Samantha Pak/staff photo

A young boy weaves through the water fountains in Downtown Park’s splash pad. Samantha Pak/staff photo

A young boy weaves through the water fountains in Downtown Park’s splash pad. Samantha Pak/staff photo

A couple of bears from Lucia Neare’s Theatrical Wonders dance for the crowd. Samantha Pak/staff photo

A couple of bears from Lucia Neare’s Theatrical Wonders dance for the crowd. Samantha Pak/staff photo

Fun and games with Lucia Neare’s Theatrical Wonders. Samantha Pak/staff photo

Fun and games with Lucia Neare’s Theatrical Wonders. Samantha Pak/staff photo

A few of Lucia Neare’s mice pull a park goer into their circle of merriment. Samantha Pak/staff photo

A few of Lucia Neare’s mice pull a park goer into their circle of merriment. Samantha Pak/staff photo

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