Focus on Redmond - Fall 2019

Making Parks, Trails, and Facilities Accessible to All

Help Preserve and Increase Redmond’s Tree Canopy

In 2019, the City adopted a goal based on input from the community of 40% tree canopy coverage over a thirty-year time period. This goal represents a 200-acre increase in canopy from where we are today.

Download Planting and tree care tips, maintenance guides, and other resources

Attend A planting event Green Redmond Day Saturday, October 26, 9 a.m. – Noon Multiple locations 10-Year Green Redmond Partnership Celebration Thursday, September 19, 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. Farrel-McWhirter Park

Volunteer With the Green Redmond Partnership

Redmond strives to be a community where everyone can live, work, play, and invest – regardless of ability. To ensure access to these opportunities, the City is improving accessibility and compliance with the American’s with Disabilities Act (ADA) .

Parks and Trails

Tree Canopy Benefits

Tree Canopy coverage refers to

Redmond is now preparing to audit 26 City-owned or occupied buildings across 13 sites to identify barriers to access. The City is seeking to learn from a stakeholder advisory committee to help recommend solutions and prioritize improvements. The committee is open to all volunteers, but we are specifically looking for users of city facilities with or without disabilities, Redmond residents, or members of advocacy groups for people with disabilities. The committee will help shape the transition plan, provide input, and collect feedback from neighbors and others in the community. If you are interested in serving on this committee, would like to get involved, or want to learn more about what the City is doing to improve accessibility, please visit redmond.gov/ADA. Facilities The City’s ADA plan will include short- and long-term projects that were prioritized based on input from a community stakeholder advisory committee and public outreach. In 2018, a comprehensive audit of all Redmond parks and trails was conducted, and priorities were developed to improve access to parks and trails. The committee was comprised of 10 members of the community, including people with disabilities, caregivers, and disability professionals. The committee provided valuable input about how people get around Redmond and experiences that can be improved.

the amount of area that is covered by tree foliage, and is an important indicator of environmental health, and a high priority of the community.

A total of $200,000 has been allocated to make improvements to parks and trails in 2020, with a plan to be finalized by early fall. Details about this plan and projects can be found at Redmond.gov/ADA .

Quality Of Life • Creates beautiful scenery • Provides shade

Habitat

• Provides shelter and food for wildlife

Air

• Generates oxygen • Absorbs Carbon

Land & Soil • Protects & reinforces steep slopes • Creates new soil • Preserves land

Water • Protects streams and bodies of water • Improves the ground water supply

A total of $200,000 has been allocated to make improvements to City facilities.

redmond.gov/ADA

redmond.gov/TreeCanopy

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