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Swimming Area in Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Closed Temporarily

August 15, 2014

Kris Stimpson
, Recreation Director, 425-430-6713
Preeti Shridhar, Deputy Public Affairs Administrator 425-430-6569

Renton, WA: On the advice of the King County Public Health Department, the City of Renton Community Services Department has temporarily closed the swimming beach area at Gene Coulon Memorial Beach on Friday, August 15, 2014, until further notice. Testing by King County Public Health Department indicated higher than standard levels of bacteria present. Kennydale Beach will remain open.

City of Renton has posted signs advising people to stay out of the water at the swim beach. Lifeguards will be on site from noon to 8:00 pm to let people know the swimming area is closed. The city will reopen the beach when it is determined that the levels have returned to normal.

For more information contact Kris Stimpson, Recreation Director, at 425-430-6713 or visit King County Public Health at  http://green.kingcounty.gov/swimbeach/.