Located at the north end of Lake Sammamish, Redmond is a Northwest fusion of big business and the beautiful outdoors. It is home to one of the world’s largest tech companies, Microsoft, and prides itself on its healthy economic base.
Redmond provides an ideal setting for outdoor recreation: Redmond’s park system consists of 31 developed and 14 undeveloped parks on over 1,345 acres and 29 miles of developed trails. The Sammamish River Trail, a 27-mile path that stretches past a number of wineries and breweries to Seattle’s Gas Works Park, provides a haven for outdoor adventure. Marymoor Park, the city’s largest park, includes soccer fields, lighted tennis courts, a large off-leash dog area, one of the nation’s few velodromes, and an annual concert series. Redmond also provides a waterfront park on Lake Sammamish (Idylwood), a wildlife preserve known as the Redmond Watershed, and a farm with equestrian facilities at Farrel-McWhirter Park. The Redmond Town Center offers an array of restaurants, shops and an eight-screen movie complex. And the Redmond Regional Library is twice the size of its predecessor.
As Redmond continues to evolve into a thriving city of increasing diversity, it also promotes a sense of community through programs designed to celebrate its heritage, enhance its neighborhoods, and preserve its historical and natural treasures.