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.

Walking and being outside are considered essential for mental and physical well-being during this unusual time.  Follow COVID-19 protocols in public spaces to ensure safe experiences for everyone.

Open

  • All parks. However, parking lots*, playgrounds, sport courts, fields, and other active recreation areas within parks, including the skate park are closed until further notice. (March 20)
      *Parking lots at Coulon Park are now open.
        Pedestrian gates remain closed.

  • All trails, except one section of the Cedar River Trail.

  • Parks restrooms at Cedar River Trail Park, Gene Coulon Park, Heritage Park, Riverview Park and Thomas Teasdale Park.  Restrooms at all other parks remain closed.

  • Boat launch at Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park.

  • In both parks and trails, YOU ARE REQUIRED to follow recommended social distancing; NO GROUP GATHERINGS and proper hand washing procedures.

  • Maplewood Golf Course, driving range and pro shop starting May 5.

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  • All parking lots except at Coulon Park, playgrounds, sport courts, fields and other active recreation areas within city parks, including the skate park. (3/20)

  • All classes, events and activities until further notice.

  • Registrations through May 4 will be cancelled.

  • River Rock Grill at Maplewood Golf Course until further notice.


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.

EASTRAIL Delays to Thursday, May 21
Eastrail trail will be controlled by flaggers between Ripley Lane N and 106th Ave SE, and between Pleasure Point Lane SE and SE 50th Place. Daytime trail users might be stopped for up to 15 minutes while crews conduct borings.


For Kids

Cedar River Trail Park and its restroom are open.  Though the vehicle gate is still closed, you can access the park via the Cedar River Trail from Renton Stadium - remember to continue social distancing protocols. TRACK Trail brochures can be printed at home via kidsinparks.com and you can use them on any hike.  Or take a walk around your neighborhood to see how animals live outside.  Look for nests and young wildlife as the weather warms!

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.

  • 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

Explore the new TRACK Trail at Cedar River Trail Park. TRACK Trails is a free self-guided hike, the first in Washington, that uses educational brochures for children and families.