Parks and Trails
LOWER CEDAR RIVER TRAIL CLOSED
Due to the seasonally inclement weather from approximately November – February/March and flooding of the lower walk along the Cedar River Trail, the pathway between Bronson Way N and Logan Avenue N is closed during the winter months. The higher-level trail remains open throughout the year. For your safety, please observe all posted signs.
RIVERVIEW BRIDGE AND PARK
2901 Maple Valley Highway
On September 23, 2016 the Riverview Bridge was dedicated to the residents of the City of Renton by local, County and State officials. Thanks to our state legislators, funding was provided to install a 135-foot single span aluminum bridge and improve habitat at Riverview Park. Bring your families to safely view the beautiful Cedar River below, and interpretive signs that celebrate cultural history and salmon life cycles. Riverview Park is also a great area to picnic and connect with the Cedar River Trail and Natural Zone. For more information see the Master Park Directory.
Meadow Crest Playground
3000 NE 16th Street and next to the North Highlands Neighborhood Center
Meadow Crest Playground is an inclusive playground in a vibrant outdoor setting. People of all ages and abilities can spin on the supernova, swing in the saucer, climb on the caterpillar, then create music on the oversize drums and chimes. In collaboration with the Renton School District, the playground is open to the public Monday-Thursday after 4:30 p.m., all day Friday - Sunday, and during school holidays, vacations and summer vacation; not available for private reservations.
Check out the new Nature Play Area with its artistic entry arch. This area is intended to be a quieter space set under towering Douglas fir trees in the northeast corner of the playground. Amenities include a climbable bear cub, balancing logs, a dry stream, small group gathering spaces, butterfly and bird houses, and additional landscaping. The entry arch features colorfully painted metal insects, flowers and leaves. For more information, please contact Todd Black.
City of Renton Parks Division
The 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.