Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park

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Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park
Renton, WA 98056

Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park consists of 57 acres of land and water along the southeastern shore of Lake Washington. The park offers a unique opportunity for both land-based and water-related recreational activities. 

Swimming Beach closed through July 18

The swimming beach at Gene Coulon Park will remain closed at least through Thursday, July 18. It is recommended that people and pets do not swim at the beach, drink lake water, or engage in other water-contact activities.

Per regular King County water testing, the swimming beach is closed for high bacteria levels. Further test results will determine when the beach can be reopened. For updates, please check this page or contact King County at (206) 477-4800 or

Dog are not allowed

For the safety reasons, please remember dogs are not allowed at Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park and Kennydale Beach Park.  Violators will be subject to citations and fines.  At all other City of Renton parks, dogs are allowed on 6’ leashes, or visit the Cedar River Dog Park at 1500 Houser Way S, where they can run free.

Structural Repair Project Completed

Work was recently completed on eight projects around the park, including new steel decking on the north and south decks, day moorage piers and north and south water walks, new boat launch pay station, and improvements to the Trestle Bridge and sailing center.

Coulon Park Old DeckRemoved DeckConstruction CraneNew JoistsNew Deck Looking WestDay Moorage PiersSouth Deck from AboveStairs to South DeckSouth Deck Looking East



  • Four (4) picnic shelters (reservations required)
  • Eight (8) lane boat launch
  • Playground equipment
  • Over 1.5 miles of paved walking trails along the shoreline
  • Two (2) tennis courts
  • Two (2) horseshoe pits
  • Two (2) sand volleyball courts
  • Fishing pier
  • Ivars Seafood Bar and Kidd Valley restaurants
  • Water walk
  • Summer swimming area (Swimming is permitted only at the swimming beach. Although swimming is permitted at any time during hours of operation, swimmers are advised to observe the posted signs indicating when a lifeguard is on duty).
  • ADA accessible

Paver Repair Project 2015

Coulon Park Pavers

In 2015, the plaza concrete pavers outside of Kidd Valley restaurant and the North Pavilion at Coulon Park were determined to be no longer functional. Originally installed in 1982, they were replaced them with poured-in-place concrete which are fully accessible, provide safe circulation, and will last for at least 50 years.


  • 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.

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