The first thing I took notice of at Anderson Park in Downtown Redmond were the really tall trees dressed up in beautiful tree socks. It is vibrant and energizing and draws you in. These tree socks were knitted by an artist named Suzanne Tidwell and the scene is titled "Artificial Light". I've seen her art in other places; her most recent display is at the Redmond Town Center as lanterns hanging in the center.
Anderson Park in Downtown Redmond is the first and oldest park in the city, covering 2.8 acres with beautiful green grass, flowers, cabins you can rent, covered picnic shelters and a brick plaza with an outdoor stage.
The outdoor stage is the center of activity for presentations in the summer in Redmond. This is where ACTS OUT, anew FREE outdoor theater festival featuring a variety of work done by top Northwest theater companies. This year it is held on August 10, 11 and 12 from 2pm to sunset (rain or shine).
Another super interesting outdoor theater production will be held at Anderson Park in Downtown Redmond in three parts. Lucia Neare's "Professr Pomme's Pomp and Pastry Paradoxicals". The performances are creative, whimsical and breathtakingly beautiful. They are also FREE and will be performed Saturday, July 21, 4:00pm | Sunday, August 19, 4:00 pm | Saturday, September 22, 4:00pm.
This photograph is courtesy of: Lucia Neares
Lullaby Moon IX | Seward Park, Seattle, 2009
Alchemist Cat | Photo credit: John Small
As far as real estate close to Anderson Park in Downtown Redmond, there are a few nice condos with prices under $300,000. While there are a couple of houses downtown, Education Hill is the closest neighborhood with prices ranging from $250K to $600K.
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