Boat Launch

Contact Information
Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park
Renton, WA 98057

The boat launch at Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park is open 24 hours a day.

Users of the launch will see an automated pay box for payment of parking and launch fees via credit or debit card. For additional information, call 425-430-6700, press 8. 

We have updated our boat launch policies for 2021 and beyond to better serve the community and streamline the purchasing process. Some updates include:

  • Annual Passes are available for purchase online. If you have been issued a pass in the past, email recreation@rentonwa.gov to receive your account login information. *You must login to a PerfectMind account to purchase your pass online*. If this is your first time obtaining an annual pass, visit our account creation page and create a new account. Once you've created your account, navigate to the “Memberships” tab and follow the steps to purchase a “2021 Coulon Boat Launch Pass”.
    • After purchasing a pass online, you must print your receipt and place on your dashboard when you park at the boat launch. You will receive your Annual Pass in the mail. *Temporary passes will be valid for 2 weeks after the purchase date. If you do not receive your Annual Pass in that time frame, please contact recreation@rentonwa.gov or call 425-430-6700 ext 8 for help.*
  • Resident and Non-Resident Annual Passes will now be valid “One year from the month of purchase.”
    • If you purchase a pass in Feb of 2021, your pass will be valid through Feb of 2022.
  • You will be able to add an additional vehicle to your annual pass with no additional charge.
    • Upon registration just specify the two vehicles license plate numbers. If you want to add a second vehicle at a later date, contact recreation@rentonwa.gov or call 425-430-6700 ext 8 for help.
  • “Free Resident Permit” will no longer be issued.
    • Payments being made will be based on the honor system and park staff and PD will still be checking paybox receipts on your dashboard.

Thank you for being patient through these unprecedented times. We hope to see you all very soon. Have a great boating season!

Weight and size restrictions

Boats that weigh 10,000 pounds or more, or are 30 feet or longer, are prohibited from launching from this site.

Launch and vehicle parking fees

Day use expires at midnight on the day of purchase.

Twenty-four (24) hour use expires at midnight the day following the purchase.

Credit and/or debit cards only, no cash or check. Maximum purchase is one 24 hour use fee.

  • Day Use: Resident $10/Non-residents $20
  • 24-Hour Use: Residents $20/Non-residents $40

Annual Passes

Annual passes are available. Please contact recreation@rentonwa.gov for questions or for purchase.

Fees are $60 for residents and $120 for non-residents. Tow vehicle license plate number is required for all annual passes.

Seafair Weekend

Parking spaces at Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park boat launch parking lot will be at a premium during Seafair activities on and around Lake Washington. 

City of Renton staff will be on duty at the boat launch to help boaters launch and trailer their craft. Due to the increased number of boaters returning to the boat launch at Coulon Beach Park no launching will be allowed after 2 p.m. on the Sunday of Seafair weekend. The launch will re-open after the incoming boat traffic subsides.

 

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