Enjoy a Safe and Happy Holiday, Share Your Parks and Trails Experiences, Shop Local and Show Your Support, and more

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City News

Your weekly update from the City of Redmond.

Thanksgiving 2021

Enjoy a Safe and Happy Holiday

The City wishes everyone a very happy Thanksgiving and encourages all to follow safe-gathering recommendations when spending time with friends and family. City facilities and services will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday, Nov. 25 and Friday, Nov. 26. Public safety services will continue as usual. 

Learn tips for safe gatherings 

Parks and Trails Questionnaire

Share Your Parks and Trails Experiences

University of Washington students have teamed up with Redmond Parks and Recreation on a research project to learn about your experience with parks and trails during COVID-19. Please take a short questionnaire to share your feedback. Responses are anonymous and will also help to inform the Redmond Parks, Arts, Recreation, Culture & Conservation (PARCC) Plan update in 2022.

Complete the UW Parks and Trails Questionnaire


Small Business Saturday

Shop Local and Show Your Support  

Mayor Birney has proclaimed Nov. 27, 2021, as Small Business Saturday in Redmond to celebrate the contributions small businesses make to our economy and community. As the bustle of holiday shopping begins, let’s “shop small” and support local brick and mortar businesses this season and all year long. 

View the Experience Redmond Shopping and Dining Guide


Keep the FOG out of Drains 

As we get busy cooking our holiday meals, it’s a good time to remember that FOG – fats, oils, and grease - should never be poured down the drain. When FOG cools, it congeals and clogs the pipes, which can lead to sewer overflows in your home. What to do with FOG instead? Cool it, can it, and trash it! 

Traffic Alert

Ramp Closures on SR 520 

Nightly closures have begun for the on-ramp and off-ramp between eastbound State Route 520 and West Lake Sammamish Parkway Northeast. Closures are scheduled from 9 p.m. – 6 a.m. and will continue through Dec. 9. These closures allow crews to install the columns that will carry the future light rail over Lake Sammamish Parkway Northeast.  

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