Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park

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Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park
Renton, WA 98057

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.

SWIM BEACH NOTICE:  Swim beaches at Coulon Park and Kennydale Beach Parks will be closed to all water activities on Thursday, May 23 and Friday, May 24 for the annual Eurasian milfoil plant removal, prior to opening the beaches for the summer.  Signs will be posted in these areas and if you have questions, contact AquaTechnex at (360) 330-0152 or Renton Community Services at (425) 430-6600.  We appreciate your cooperation.

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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