PRESS RELEASE: New Park Rules Effective March 31

Press Release

New Park Rules Effective March 31

March 19, 2018

Jackie Lalor, Communications Project Administrator 

Redmond, WA – After an extensive public outreach effort, the City of Redmond will have new Park Rules effective March 31, 2018.

Park Rules are the laws that address criminal and civil behaviors on all City park and trail properties and are found in Redmond Municipal Code Chapter 9.31. The current set of Park Rules were last updated in 1994. To ensure community amenities are safe, clean and welcoming, an interdepartmental team collected public input and met with multiple community groups to better understand what park users want to see and experience. 

In addition to many minor changes, the community overwhelmingly requested smoke-free parks and trails. Smoking of all types, including vaping, is not allowed in any city park or trail as of March 31.

For issues or questions in parks, users are encouraged to contact Park Staff at 425-556-2300. Park staff and police officers will work closely to first provide education and reminders on park rules. For behavior or incidents that make you feel unsafe, or is a risk to public safety or property, the public is encouraged to call 911 immediately.

To find the full set of park rules and Frequently Asked Questions, check  

For questions and more information on this press release contact Jackie Lalor, Communications Project Administrator, at or 425-556-2209. This press release is available at