Out and About in Redmond WA : Parks and Trails

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redmond_marymoorIn Redmond, green spaces are around every corner, with 23 parks and 17 miles of trails, including multiuse trails and interconnected trail systems. Redmond is also home to 8 undeveloped parks and 9 miles of undeveloped trails with plans for future development underway throughout the city. With lakeside beach parks and dozens of sports fields and neighborhood parks, it’s easy to enjoy the great outdoors in Redmond.

Some of the city’s larger parks and trails include:

Parks

Marymoor Park

Located at the north end of Lake Sammamish, Marymoor Park has a canoe launch, fishing, picnic tables,  soccer fields, ball fields, lighted tennis courts, a radio-controlled airplane field, a climbing wall, an off-leash exercise area for dogs, the Velodrome (an oval bicycle track for racing), and trails connecting the park to the Sammamish River Trail, the Bridle Crest Trail and the future East Lake Sammamish Trail.

Downtown Park

Estimated to be completed in 2016, the Downtown Park will include an open lawn, a plaza, a stage for performances and other community gathering spaces and features.

Edge Skate Park at 83rd Street

This skate park features ramps and rails for riding, and an active graffiti wall sponsored by the city.

Farrel-McWhirter Farm Park

The farm park is a family favorite, with a children’s animal farm, a horse arena with parking for trailers, picnic shelters, multiuse trails, and a fun and challenging orienteering course.

Hartman Park

One of the city’s larger sports parks, it has seven baseball/softball fields and one with a turf infield, two soccer fields, tennis courts, basketball courts, picnic areas and tables, a children’s play area, trails, restrooms and the Redmond Pool.

Idylwood Beach Park

On the shores of Lake Sammamish, Idylwood offers a swimming beach, a bathhouse and restrooms, a small boat ramp, a playground, picnic shelters and tables.

Luke McRedmond Landing

A small waterfront park, this landing next to the Sammamish River Trail has picnic areas and shelters, a fishing pier, and a canoe launch.

Wetlands

Redmond West Wetlands

Walk the interpretive trail leading through the woods and 4.4 acre wetlands 4.4 acres, and connect to the adjacent Bridle Crest Trail at the Redmond West Wetlands.

Watershed Preserve

The preserve offers open spaces and a trail system for hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding including an ADA interpretive trail.

Trails

Bridle Crest Trail

A 2-mile soft surface trail for horseback riding, mountain biking and hiking that connects Bridle Trails State Park to Marymoor Park and the Sammamish River Trail.

East Lake Sammamish Trail

This 11-mile King County regional trail for cyclists, walkers and runners, stretches from Issaquah to Redmond along the railroad corridor connecting the two cities and Sammamish

Farrel-McWhirter Loop Trail

A 1.25-mile trail for horseback riding and hiking, this loop trail connects to the Nichols Trails and the adjacent Puget Power Trail.

Redmond/Puget Power Trail

This 3.1-mile soft-surface trail connects the Sammamish River Trail to Farrel McWhirter Park and is open to horseback riding, mountain biking and hiking.

Sammamish River Regional Trail

A 9.4-mile trail from Marymoor Park to Burke Gilman Trail in Bothell, this regional paved trail is multipurpose for bicyclists, skaters, hikers, runners and walkers with a parallel soft surface trail for equestrians.

Tolt Pipeline Trail

A 15-mile, soft-surface trail for horseback riding, mountain biking and hiking that connects the Sammamish River Trail just south of Woodinville to Snoqualmie Valley Road.

Viewpoint Open Space Trail

This soft-surface pedestrian trail stretches 25 miles from NE 24th to Tam O’Shanter Park.

 Watershed Preserve Trails

This trail system features 7.5 miles of soft surface trails for horseback riding, hiking and biking and an ADA accessible boardwalk.

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