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Parks and Trails

NOTICEDue to high river levels, the lower Cedar River Trail between the downtown library and Wells Avenue will be closed to all traffic.  Please use an alternate route and follow posted sign information.  Thank you for your cooperation.  

Renton Trails and Bicycle Master Plan

The City of Renton is updating the 2009 Trails and Bicycle Master Plan. Multiple venues for public input have occurred in order to develop the Draft Plan.  

Click for more details. 



Here are some ‘friendly’ reminders for improving your outdoor experience and for those around you:



  • Trail etiquette for all users is included in the City’s Park Rules and Regulations (RMC 2-9-8) and the Share the Trail brochure.
  • Reduced speed limits and dismount zones are posted along the Cedar River Trail.
  • Volunteer Trail Rangers patrol the Cedar River Trail and Coulon Park from May-September to assist with trail education and report unwanted activity.

Come visit the beautiful parks in the City of Renton – walk along the Cedar River Trail, or enjoy natural areas such as the Black River Riparian Forest. You will be amazed at the natural beauty near your own backyard!

Comments, suggestions, and questions are welcome and will be addressed in a timely manner. Contact the Parks Director here.

Parks Division 

Cedar River Trail 2

We maintain 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.  

Enjoy the five mile Cedar River Trail, which extends from the Cedar River Boathouse on Lake Washington, through downtown, and east to the city limits (and beyond to the City of Maple Valley).

The City of Renton has implemented a comprehensive program to enhance overall safety in its trails.
  • Share the Trail - rules and trail etiquette
  • Park Rules and Regulations - rules and trail etiquette
  • Cedar River Trail rules - rules and trail etiquette 

  • Did you know?

    Renton Trails:

    • Cedar River Trail (From Lake Washington to Jones Road ) = 5 miles
    • Garden 16th Houser = 1.0 mile
    • Honey Creek Trail = 1.0 mile
    • Lake Washington Blvd = 1.5 miles
    • SW 16th Trail = 0.5 mile
    • Springbrook Trail = 2.0 miles

    Renton's Natural Areas

    • Black River Riparian Forest = 92 acres - Aerial map
    • Cedar River Natural Area = 237 acres - Aerial map
    • Cleveland Park = 23.7 acres
    • Honey Creek Natural Area = 35.7 acres - Aerial map
    • Lake Street Park = 1 acre
    • May Creek Natural Area = 36.73 acres - Aerial map
    • May Creek Park/McAskill = 10 acres
    • Panther Creek Wetlands = 76.66 acres
    • Renton Wetlands = 125 acres
    • Springbrook Watershed = 38 acres

    Meadow Crest Playground - 3000 NE 16th Street,  next to the North Highlands Neighborhood Center

    This is an inclusive playground in a vibrant outdoor setting which was a project in collaboration with the Renton School District.


    Park Access
    Get Out & Enjoy Your Local Park (video)
    Safety Tips for Walkers & Runners 


    Find a Renton Park Near You 


    Cedar River Trail & Others 
    Community Services Interactive Maps 
    Share the Trail 
    Renton Trails & Bikeways  
    Existing & Proposed Trails 
    Regional Parks and Trails 
    King County Regional Maps 
    Parks & Schools 



    Your tax deductible gift will help continue to make Renton’s Parks and Trails a wonderful place to enjoy.

    All contributions over $250, will be recognized on the "Growing Tree", located in the Renton Community Center lobby.
    For more information:
    Donor Recognition/Info
    Donation Application
    Park Donation/Memorial Policy

    Adopt a Park, Program or Participant - Volunteer or sponsorship opportunities