REDMOND, OR -- Expansion of Redmond’s Centennial Park is advancing quickly. "The site is actually starting to look like a park," says Parks Division Manager Annie McVay, "So, we have a lot of the paving done, the site amenities are starting to go in right now. So, when you go there now, you can actually visualize what the park is going to look like. We’ve made a lot of progress since the weather cleared up." She tells KBND News, "The majority of the construction is done, we are putting in pavers, we need to pave some of the structures, the big holiday tree – that I think everyone remembers – will be installed later this month. Then, after that, it’s the irrigation and the landscaping."
The $1.1 million project is paid for with Urban Renewal dollars. It will nearly double the size of the existing Centennial Park and create a plaza stretching from City Hall to Seventh Street. McVay says those who work in City Hall have been excited to watch the progress and they look forward to what’s to come, "We’ll have a really nice reading nook, we have lots of benches, there’s a bosque of trees with benches underneath them, and there’s also a smaller stage that’s in the corner so we can host events out there, as well." She anticipates it’ll be ready for the public in August.