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Swimming area in Gene Coulon Memorial Beach closed temporarily

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

For more information contact:

Jerry Rerecich, Recreation Director 425-430-6615
Preeti Shridhar, Communications Director 425-430-6500

RENTON:  On the advice of Public Health - Seattle & King County, the City of Renton Community Services department has temporarily closed the swimming area in Gene Coulon Memorial Beach on Friday, July 27, 2007, until further notice because testing indicated higher than standard levels of E.coli and fecal coliform. Kennydale Beach will remain open.

City of Renton Community Services and the Public Health - Seattle & King County have posted signs advising people to stay off the marked areas of the beach.

Parks staff will be on site to ask people not to enter the closed area. The city will reopen the beach when it is determined that the levels have returned to normal.

For more information, contact Jerry Rerecich, Recreation Director, 425-430-6615.