Parks and Trails

Contact Information
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Status of Parks and Trails

Information on city facilities is constantly being updated. For the most current status of city facilities, please see the Mayor's COVID-19 Updates or the COVID-19 resources page

ALERT:  Swim beach at Gene Coulon Park is CLOSED at least through Wednesday, August 5, due to high bacteria levels in the water.  People and pets should not swim or wade, drink lake water or engage in other water-contact activities.  For more information, see the King County Lake Swimming Beach Bacteria web page.


'Safe Start Washington' Phase 2:  In both parks and on trails, YOU ARE REQUIRED to follow recommended COVID-19 protocols for social distancing, GATHERINGS of 5 people or less, face coverings and proper hand washing.


OPEN
  • Park restrooms, except at Jones Park.                          

  • Sports fields available for rentals and use by groups of five (5) or less.

  • Swim beach at Kennydale Beach Park.  WARNING - No lifeguards will be on duty!  Swim at your own risk - children should be accompanied by an adult at all times; adults should not swim alone.                 

CLOSED             

  • Park restrooms at Jones Park. 

  • Picnic shelters will remain closed through 2020.    

  • Swim beach at Gene Coulon Park due to high bacteria levels.  For more information, visit King County Lake Swimming Beach Bacteria web page or contact King County at lakes@kingcounty.gov.


TRAIL Updates

FOR YOUR SAFETY please follow directions on all posted signage.

The Cedar River Trail is narrowed to one lane next to riverbank erosion that occurred following the Cedar River flood event in February, between the Dog Park and Riverview Park. Bicyclists yield to pedestrians and USE EXTREME CAUTION in this area.  City staff are working to secure a plan for repairs to re-open the trail as soon as possible. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Repairs to the Cedar River Trestle Bridge begin May 11 through August 31, 2020. During this time, both the Maplewood Roadside parking lot, access to the river below the bridge, and a segment of the Cedar River Trail across the bridge will be closed. Detour is along the Hwy 169 sidewalk, from Riverview Park to a trail connection east of Maplewood Roadside Park entrance at SE 7th St.


Park Rules and Regulations

  • Park Rules and Regulations (RMC 2-9-8)

  • BBQ GRILLS, Sec. C.11: Grills must be less than 36” in length, or more than 30” in height over a combustible surface.  Place hot coals in designated receptacles only.

  • BOUNCE HOUSES, Sec. C.1:  Any inflatable structures, such as 'bounce houses,' are not permitted at any park, except at City-sponsored events.

  • METAL DETECTING, Sec. C.12: Metal detecting with a device to detect ores or metals is not permitted at any City park.

Share the Trail

  • Obey reduced speed limits and dismount zones that are posted along the Cedar River Trail.

  • Stay on the right except to pass and make your presence known.

  • Share the Trail brochure.

Dogs and Renton Parks

  • All other parks allow dogs on 6 foot leashes.
  • The Cedar River Dog Park is an off-leash park, located along the Cedar River Trail, a short walk from the Renton Community Center.
  • Pet owners, please obey the ‘Scoop Your Poop’ rule.

Swimming Area Information

DOG POLICY

For safety and enjoyment reasons, dogs are not allowed at Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park or Kennydale Beach Park. Violators may be subject to citations and fines. At all other city parks, dogs are allowed on six-foot leashes. Dogs can run free at the Cedar River Dog Park (1500 Houser Way S).

TRACK Trail at Cedar River Trail Park

Kids bring your families to have fun and learn along the Cedar River Trail - remember to continue social distancing protocols. Four TRACK Trail brochures can be printed at home via kidsinparks.com and you can use them on any hike.  Earn prizes when you record your journey online.

TRACK Trail is a free self-guided hike, the first in Washington, that uses educational brochures for children and families.