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REDMOND OPEN STREETS EVENT

SATURDAY, JUNE 23 Noon to 4:00 PM
Deschutes Ave. between 6th St. & 15th St.

FREE - FAMILY FRIENDLY EVENT

  • Bring your bike, stroller, scooter, skateboard, or just your feet to stroll up and down the car free street.
  • Visit fun booths and activities sponsored by Redmond Area Parks and Recreation District, Deschutes County Library, and more.
  • Discover the newly improved and bike friendly Deschutes Avenue Quiet Street and path to nearby Sam Johnson Park/Hope Playground.
  • Bicycle safety and obstacle course.
  • Music, games, and serendipity!

Questions: Contact Scott Woodford, City of Redmond at 541-923-7758 OR email: scott.woodford@ci.redmond.or.us

 Also going on that day:

THE REDMOND STREET FESTIVAL

SATURDAY, JUNE 23 Begins at Noon
Downtown Redmond on 6th St.

  • Variety of arts & craft vendors, food booths, beer & wine garden, live entertainment and more!
  • Redmond Street Festival event website.
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 VOLUNTEER INFO

Looking for Volunteers!  We need about 32 Intersection Super Hero volunteers to make sure the event goes off smoothly (two, 2 hour 45 minute shifts of 16 people each).

 What Makes Intersection Super Heroes Cool: This is the #1 most important volunteer position of the event!  Receive smiles and thank you’s while you wave and cheer on the participants.    Express your creativity with chalk, music or another hidden talent. 

Details: We will be closing down a section of City street.  Volunteers will help monitor the streets that intersect with the event and assist with participant traffic flow, answer questions, and conduct participant counts.  More details will be forthcoming on when and where to meet.  If you are interested in signing up, click here to reserve a spot.

 

FAQ'S

What is it? Open Streets events temporarily close streets to automobile traffic, so that people may use them for walking, bicycling, skateboarding, scooter riding, dancing, playing, and socializing. 

 Why are we doing this?

  • Have fun, encourage biking & walking and improve the health of Redmond residents
  • Demonstrate new transportation designs, such as Quiet Streets
  • Build community and increase neighborhood livability
  • Create new opportunities for businesses to engage the community

 What do you do at the event? There will be fun activity centers along the street to encourage people to have fun and linger and learn more about City plans for improvements to walking and biking.  Plus, the Redmond Streets Fair will occur the same day along 6th Street offering vendors, food, crafts, entertainment and more.  Visit both events!

When is it? June 23, 2018 between Noon-4pm

Where is it? On Deschutes Avenue between Dry Canyon and downtown, connecting our parks, neighborhoods, and businesses together.

Will I be able to access my house along the route? Yes, if your driveway is accessed off Deschutes Avenue, there will be volunteers along the route that will help guide you in and out of the event safely during the event.  If possible, we encourage you not to park on Deschutes during the event, but this is not a requirement.   If your driveway does not front Deschutes Avenue, you will have normal access to your driveway.

Street Closures: To accommodate the event, there will be road closed signs at Cascade & 12th, Cascade & 10th, Cascade & 9th, Evergreen & 13th, Evergreen & 12th, Evergreen & 9th, Evergreen and 8th, but local access to homes will be permitted).  Volunteers (Intersection Super Heroes) will be at each intersection to assist you.  Canyon Boulevard and 11th Street will remain open and function as a north/south detour (as 6th Street will be closed for the Redmond Streets Fair).

How can I be involved? We would invite you to participate during the event by either strolling the street or by engaging participants in your front yard or driveway with a yard sale, lemonade stand or get together with your neighbors with some other creative idea.  Or not.  We don’t want this to be a burden to you, but something fun and community building.

 Questions: Call Scott Woodford, City of Redmond 541-923-7758