Pony Rides at Farrel-McWhirter Park, Youth Basketball League, Hand-Built Pottery Class, and more!

Parks and Recreation
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Pony Rides at Farrel-McWhirter Park

A new program is available for young children to get up close with a pony at Farrel-McWhirter Park. Registration is open for 15-minute pony rides through the forest in the park for children ages 3-6 years old. Pony rides are available to schedule on various days, dates, and times through the end of the year.

Schedule a pony ride

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Youth Basketball League

Registration for basketball is open for youth in grades 1-12. The season starts in mid-November and runs through February.

Register for basketball

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Hand-Built Pottery Class

Learn how to shape, texture, and finish a rustic soup mug in a hand-built pottery class on Oct. 13 for ages 18 and up.

Sign up for the class

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Apply to be a Busker in Redmond

Applications for the busker program are open. The program provides a low-barrier opportunity for local and regional street performers to perform in Downtown Park.

Learn more about the program

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Parks and Recreation Community Meeting Tonight

Join online or in person tonight at 6:30 p.m. to hear how the Parks, Arts, Recreation, Culture, and Conservation (PARCC) Plan will be updated based on community feedback.

Learn more and register to attend

Become a LINKS Lunch Buddy Mentor

Elementary schools in the Lake Washington School District are seeking volunteers to be LINKS Lunch Buddy mentors. Mentors volunteer during school hours once a week and spend the lunch hour in a pre-assigned area to eat, play games, make crafts, talk, go to recess, and do other activities with youth. Help provide social-emotional support to students who need a little extra one-on-one attention.

Learn more about the program