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Nationally Accredited
Commission for Accreditation of
Parks and Recreation Agencies


Administration Facilities Division
Human Services Division Maplewood Golf Course
Parks and Golf Course Division Recreation Division
Renton History Museum  

Parks Planning and Natural Resources Division
Neighborhood, Resources and Events


To provide to the citizens of Renton quality of life opportunities through leisure time activities and Human Services Programs. This includes maintaining parks, trails, facilities, a museum, and offering a variety of recreational activities for people of all ages. The department also provides information and referral programs.

Sunset Neighborhood Park Open House Meeting

Please join in to help develop the master plan for a new neighborhood park to located in the Highlands! This 3.7 acre public park will enhance and serve the local residential and business population and will be a place for you to enjoy, relax, contemplate, play, have fun, recreate, experience nature and connect with friends and family. The proposed park will be located on part of the current Sunset Terrace property after the remaining public housing residents are relocated to other new or existing housing in the future. The park will connect (via sidewalks) to the new Meadow Crest Playground to the north and to the new Highlands Library and existing Sunset Terrace property adjacent to the park, to the south. The park will be located north and east of Sunset Lane and south and west of NE 10th Street. For a summary of the first Open House Meeting on May 1, 2014, click here. This will be the second of three Open House Meetings and the City wants your participation:

When: June 18, 2014, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Where: McKnight Middle School Commons Area
1200 Edmonds Avenue NE
Renton, WA 98056

Light Refreshments will be provided

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Under the direction of Terry Higashiyama, provides management and direction for the entire department.  Phone:  425-430-6600.

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Facilities Division

Operates and maintains City buildings and Park facility buildings and manages the Capital Improvement Program which provides planning, design and construction management services for City building projects.  Phone:  425-430-6600.

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Human Services Division

The focal point for information and referral for City of Renton residents and agencies. The Division coordinates and collaborates with service providers to deliver services to low and moderate income households. Human Services also works with other City Departments and divisions to improve the quality of life for City residents.  Phone:  425-430-6600.

Maplewood Golf Course

An 18 hole par 72 course featuring 7 water hazards that come into play on 9 holes, 34 bunkers, grass tees and cart paths throughout. Phone: 425-430-6800.

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Neighborhood, Resources and Events

The Neighborhoods, Resources and Events Division promotes positive communication between residents and City government, and supports neighborhood and community involvement by providing diverse opportunities for partnerships, volunteering, special events, sister cities, and neighborhood programs. Phone: 425-430-6600.

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Parks Division

Provide a safe, clean, attractive, accessible and well-maintained environment for the public's enjoyment of active and passive recreational opportunities. Phone: 425-430-6600.

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Parks Planning and Natural Resources Division 

Provide a comprehensive and interrelated system of parks, recreation, open spaces and trails that responds to locally-based needs, values and conditions, provides an appealing and harmonious environment, and protects the integrity and quality of the surrounding natural systems; create a sustainable and exemplary urban forest.

Recreation Division

Provides opportunities for the public to participate in diversified programs of recreational activities designed to meet the needs of all Renton area citizens. These programs include preschool, youth, teen and adult leisure programs; youth, teen and adult athletics; fitness and wellness programs; outdoor recreational opportunities; cultural arts programs and programs designed to provide social and recreational opportunities to senior citizens and those with special needs. For a complete listing of recreation programs and activities available, check out the current What's Happening...  brochure or call the Renton Community Center at 425-430-6700.

You can now sign up for recreation classes via the internet with Cyber SignUP, a fast, convenient, and efficient service that allows residents to sign up or view classes twenty-four hours-a-day, seven days-a-week. If you have registered for a class in the past six months, just use your family pin number and participant bar code to register on-line via a secure network connection. If you are not a current customer, and would like to receive a family PIN and participant barcode, please call 425-430-6700 or visit the Renton Community Center, located at 1715 Maple Valley Highway.

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Renton History Museum 

Located in a historic fire station in downtown Renton, the Renton History Museum is the center for the history of greater Renton.  The museum offers education exhibits, programs, events, volunteer opportunities, and a small research library that is open to the public. Phone: 425-255-2330.

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Community Services Recreation Satisfaction Survey

HMAC 90Please click here to take a brief Customer Service Survey to let us know how we are doing. 

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