At the north end of Lake Sammamish sits Redmond's quirky Marymoor Park, King County's most popular public park. It is easy to see why residents from Redmond and the surrounding areas flock to Marymoor. This 640-acre park has several unusual features, including a rock climbing wall, a dog wash, a velodrome for indoor cycling events, and a cricket green. Marymoor Park even has a designated area for radio-controlled model airplane enthusiasts to fly. While its unusual amenities make a day at this park a thrill, it also features standard park fare like picnic grounds and walking paths.
Options for Education
For school-age kids in Redmond, both public and private education is available. Public schools in Redmond are part of the Lake Washington School district, which serves other Seattle suburbs like Kirkland and Sammamish. There are multiple public elementary, middle, and high schools in the Redmond area of the district, including the STEM high school, which focuses on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Private schools include religious and secular institutions, as well as Montessori schools. Redmond is also home to two private institutions of higher education: Lake Washington Technical College's Redmond campus and DigiPen Institute of Technology.
Redmond Derby Days
Each summer, Redmond holds its annual Derby Days festival over two consecutive days. The festival includes a bicycle criterium (a short bike race), a 5k fun run, and a spectacular parade. Each year, the parade awards prizes to participating groups and includes a special grand marshall selected from business leaders and other important local figures. Live music from local Redmond acts is also part of the fun. Adults can enjoy the beer and wine garden that highlights the festival. Wrapping up the festivities is an awe-inspiring fireworks display that the whole family can enjoy.