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Cedar River Trail Park

 600 Nishiwaki Lane 
(Formerly N. Riverside Dr.)
Cedar River and North 6th Street

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NOTICE: Dredging along the Cedar River will take place June to September, from the Williams Street Bridge downstream to the mouth of the river.  As a result the non-motorized boat ramp at the Cedar River Trail Park will be closed from June 14 to early August.  Recreational river users are advised to exit at the Carco Swim Beach at the Renton Community Center.  For more information about the dredging project contact Hebé Bernardo, Project Manager, at hbernardo@rentonwa.gov; to inquire about picnic shelter rentals, please call 425-430-6700.   

The beautiful Cedar River Trail stretches for 4.5 miles within the Renton city limits and connects eastward to Maple Valley. This 24-acre park, where the Cedar River flows into Lake Washington, contains picnic areas close to the water's edge, play equipment, and a non-motorized boat launch. The Cedar River Boathouse is within walking distance of the shelter and provides kayak and canoe rentals, as well as instruction. The park offers spectacular views of Lake Washington and aircraft taking-off from Renton Municipal Airport, and is the perfect spot for viewing birds of all kinds in all seasons, including Blue Herons and Bald Eagles.

Picnic Shelter Information:

Shelter availability can be found by clicking here. Click on picnic shelter reservations for information on other parks or call the Renton Community Center at (425) 430-6700.

Picnic Shelter Amenities:

  • Number of tables: 4
  • No electricity
  • Barbecues: 2
  • Sink/Water: Drinking fountain near restroom (Accessible March 1 to November 1)
  • Handicap Accessible: Yes
  • Baseball Diamond: None
  • Maximum Occupancy: 50