Renovation of Redmond’s Westside Park is complete, and a ribbon cutting ceremony commemorating the end of the project and the park’s re-opening took place on Nov. 18. While due to COVID-19 safety precautions attendance was limited, the City now invites everyone to enjoy the amenities of this newly renovated park.
Westside Park now has improved drainage to allow for year-long usage, as well as several new amenities. The park now includes a quarter-mile ADA accessible trail loop, a multi-sport court, a wooden picnic shelter, and pickleball court.
The park also features a revised playground space of accessible play elements that include Redmond’s first zip line and other features which create safe spaces for all children to enjoy.
Mayor Angela Birney celebrated the opening of the newly renovated park, during the ribbon-cutting she said “[Neighborhood parks] provide an avenue for community bonding and connecting with your neighbors; they contribute to overall health and happiness; parks encourage fitness, help promote play and movement for children, and introduce kids to athletics and problem solving at a young age. They also give people the opportunity to explore the outdoor beauty of Redmond.”
Westside Park was acquired by the City of Redmond in 1968, developed in the 1970s, then extensively renovated in 1991.
The park is both a neighborhood destination for play, as well as an important connection in Redmond for pedestrians, cyclists, and equestrians who utilize the Bridle Crest Trail, which leads to Marymoor Park and the Sammamish River Trail. Located at 5810 156th Ave NE in Redmond’s Overlake Neighborhood.
Westside Park is now open to the public from dawn to dusk. To learn more about the history of the project, visit www.redmond.gov/WestsidePark.