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There will be significant construction at the south entrance to Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park this summer. The work will be done on weekdays during the 2015 summer months. We do not want the construction to impact the arrival of your guests, therefore we suggest that you use the North Entrance to the park off of Lake Washington Boulevard.

Landowner Collaboration for Knotweed Control along the Cedar River

Starting in late August, Parks Maintenance staff and contractor crews will begin treating knotweed along the Cedar River from Ron Regis Park to Interstate 405. Knotweed, an aggressive invasive plant, has degraded soils, and wildlife and fish habitat in recent years. It forms thick stands of bamboo-like stalks containing large heart-like shaped leaves that out-competes native vegetation. The City of Renton is partnering with the King Conservation District, the Friends of the Cedar River Watershed, Applied Ecology, and others to eliminate knotweed over the next three years. More than 11,000 native trees and shrubs will be planted by volunteers on both public and private lands beginning in late 2015 and 2016 where knotweed has been eliminated. Treatments this year will be completed by the end of September. Spot treatments will continue in 2015 and 2016 where knotweed has re-grown. The City of Renton was awarded a grant to perform this work from the King Conservation District. For further information, please contact Terry Flatley, Urban Forestry and Natural Resources Manager at or at 425-430-6600.

Please contact Todd Black if you have any questions. 

Riverview Park Bridge Under Construction

A new single span aluminum bridge will soon grace the Cedar River at Riverview Park, about one mile from I-405 on the Maple Valley Highway. After the removal in 2014 of the 1960s era bridge, with its timber piers in the Cedar River,the new bridge will be installed in October 2015. Featuring great viewing through the steel cable railings, the bridge’s walking surface is made of see-through aluminum grating to watch the mighty river flow below. At 135 feet long, this bridge will soon be an iconic Renton landmark. The projected opening celebration is scheduled for Spring 2016.

Please contact Todd Black if you have any questions.

City of Renton Parks Division maintains 29 developed public parks, 13 miles of trails, 813 acres of public open space, an 18-hole public golf course, two lake-front beaches and a public boat launch. Over the past few years, significant investments have been made in the park system in Renton; the Piazza, Heritage Park, a skateboard facility, and the Veterans' Memorial Park have been completed.  Additionally, the Cedar River Trail extends east to the city limits (and beyond to the City of Maple Valley) and connects to the Cedar River Boathouse on Lake Washington.

The City of Renton’s has implemented a comprehensive program to enhance overall safety in its trails.

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For more information on rules and trail etiquette.  Click the Share the Trail link to the right.

See the Master Park Directory for a complete list of the parks and trails in Renton.

When using the parks and trails, please be aware of and abide by the Park Rules and Regulations and the Cedar River Trail rules.  To find out more information about how parks are maintained, please visit "Integrated Pest Management Program".

Learn about our new volunteer and sponsorship opportunities by going to Adopt a Park, Program or Participant.

Meadow Crest Playground

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“The Meadow Crest Playground is a joint effort of the City of Renton, the Renton School District and many community funding partners and individual contributions. The accessible playground was designed for all ages and abilities. It shares property between the Meadow Crest Early Learning Center and the North Highlands Neighborhood Center. The playground is open dawn to dusk, seven days a week during summer vacation.”  Read more.

Email the Parks and Golf Course Director 


Your contribution to Renton’s Parks and Trails System, no matter how large or small, will be gratefully received and put to good use.   Your tax deductible gift will help continue to make Renton’s Parks and Trails a wonderful place to recreate.
**All donors, whether through monetary or a “Park Element” contribution over $250, will be recognized on the GROWING TREE, located in the vestibule of the Renton Community Center.**

For more information click on links below.
Donor Recognition and Information
Donation Application
FAQ’s – Park Donation and Memorial Policy
Park Donation and Memorial Policy