City to hold meetings about community centers this month and next month

The City of Redmond is hosting several events for community members to participate in facilitated discussions about the future of Redmond’s community centers and provide their feedback about the urgency to take action, priorities for amenities and center types, location for new facilities, and potential partnerships.

Residents are asked to bring their families and neighbors to one of these events or to contact the city to arrange a meeting for their community group. These gatherings are kid-friendly and light snacks will be provided.

All meetings will be at 6:30 p.m:

Jan. 30 at Old Redmond Schoolhouse Community Center (ORSCC)

Feb. 8 at Redmond High School

Feb. 13 at Audubon Elementary School

Feb. 21 at Rose Hill Middle School.

For more additional dates, visit Those who cannot attend a meeting are invited to take the online survey on the website.

The existing community centers, including their meeting spaces and recreation and aquatic centers, need replacement or repair. The pool is on life support and the city is losing its lease for the ORSCC. The pool has more than 90,000 visits per year and the ORSCC has more than 170,000 visits per year.

The loss of these facilities affects many individuals, community groups, sports teams and programs that are essential to families. Community members need to decide what to do next.

“We know the existing community centers are facing challenges, so these conversations with the community are really crucial to forging the right path forward,” said parks and recreation director Maxine Whattam.