Get Ready for Summer Camps 2021, Light Rail Construction Impacts Overpasses, and more

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Stay Informed on COVID-19

Vaccine eligibility is currently open to Phase 1B, Tier 3 and 4. On April 15, everyone 16 and over will be eligible. Visit for more information.

Visit for helpful resources and status updates

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Get Ready for Summer Camps 2021

The City offers an exciting lineup of fun and safe summer camps for kids ages 3-15. Camps include nature, soccer, tennis, art, farm, and more! All camps take place outside, with reduced enrollment to allow for physical distancing and include enhanced safety and cleaning protocols.  

Learn more and register for camps

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Light Rail Construction Impacts Overpasses

Sound Transit contractor crews will be working for an extended period of time on three SR 520 overpasses, including NE 40th Street (through January 2022), NE 51st Street (through November 2021), and NE 60th Street (through April 2022). The work is related to the construction of the future Downtown Redmond Link Extension. 

Learn more about light rail construction

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Celebrate National Poetry Month in April

Mayor Birney has proclaimed April as Poetry Month in Redmond. To help celebrate, the City’s Poet Laureate, Raúl Sánchez, has written a poem for the community entitled, Still Standing.

Enjoy the poet reciting his work

Read Poetry Month proclamation

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Recycle Your Styrofoam

In recognition of Earth Day, Safeway/Albertsons is sponsoring a free Styrofoam Collection event on Saturday, April 17, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Albertsons located at 3925 236th Ave NE, Redmond 98053. Bring your clean Styrofoam blocks and take-out containers. 

Learn more about styrofoam event 

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Mayor Proclaims April Sexual Assault Awareness Month

During last Tuesday’s City Council meeting, Mayor Birney issued a Proclamation recognizing April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month. In it, she expressed by "working together as a community, we can alleviate the trauma of sexual violence by ensuring supportive resources are available to all survivors while standing up to harmful attitudes and behaviors that contribute to sexual assault."

Read Sexual Assault Awareness proclamation 

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