Redmond, WA   |   Community Park

Esterra Park

Esterra Park is the first large POPS, or privately owned public space in Redmond, WA. Master planned as part of the larger Esterra Park live-work development in the Overlake neighborhood, the park is a 2.67-acre open space in the center of the community. Located a block from the light rail, and surrounded by 2,400 apartment units, a hotel, and office building, the park was designed as a gathering space for the many people who live and work in the neighborhood. The park traverses more than 40 feet of vertical grade change from east to west, and includes an urban hill-climb; an elevator providing access for the public up the steepest portion of grade; a large open plaza space with terraced seating for gathering and events; a network of pathways; open play lawn; meadow and garden spaces; Shadow Grove sculpture along the hill-climb by PNW artist John Fleming, and steel light elements at the lower park by Architectural Elements. Cedar trees harvested from the site were salvaged and repurposed as seating throughout the park.  A pavilion building at the center of the park provides covered seating for park users and houses Pizza Poggio with a walk-up window to grab freshly made pizza. The park will be programmed throughout the year with seasonal events such as farmers markets, movie nights on the lawn, outdoor concerts, and holiday light displays.

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Capstone Partners
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Housing and Community
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