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Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park Boat Launch

The boat launch at Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park, located at 1201 Lake Washington Blvd. N., is open twenty-four (24) hours a day.  Users of the boat launch will see an automated pay box system for parking and launch fees. This same type of automated system has been installed at several state parks and other local boat launch sites around the area. For additional information, please call 425-430-6700, press 8.

Boat Launch Weight and Size Restrictions: 
Boats that weigh 10,000 pounds or more, or are 30 feet or longer, are prohibited from launching from this site.

Combined boat launch and tow vehicle parking fees: 
Day use expires at midnight on the day of purchase. Twenty-four (24) hour use expires at midnight the day following the purchase. Credit and/or debit cards only are accepted. No cash or check. Maximum purchase is one 24 hour use fee.

Day Use: Resident $10/Non-residents $20

24-Hour Use: Residents $20/Non-residents $40

Resident Passes:
Residents must obtain and display a Renton Resident Pass when paying resident rates. Passes may be obtained free of charge at the Renton Community Center. Proof of Renton residency and tow vehicle registration required.

Annual Passes:
Annual passes are available at the Renton Community Center. Fees are $60 for residents and $120 for non-residents. Tow vehicle registration is required for all annual passes. In addition, proof of Renton residency is required to receive the resident rate. Addresses within the greater Renton area do not accurately indicate whether or not a household and/or business is located within Renton city limits. Please click on the parcel viewer to the right, or call the Renton Community Center at 425-430-6700, press 8, for residency verification.

Seafair Weekend: 
Parking spaces at the Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park boat launch parking lot will be at a premium during Seafair activities on and around Lake Washington. City of Renton staff will be on duty at the boat launch at Coulon Beach Park to help boaters launch and trailer their craft. Due to the increased number of boaters returning to the boat launch at Coulon Beach Park no launching will be allowed after 2:00 p.m. on the Sunday of Seafair weekend. The launch will re-open after the incoming boat traffic subsides.


Not sure if your address is within the Renton city limits? Check King County's Parcel Viewer. After entering your address per the instructions, click "Get Property Report" and see if Renton is listed as the property's jurisdiction, in the upper right-hand column of the property report.

Boat Parking Pass