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Our Renton Weekly for August 11, 2020 

National Track Trails Day

Our Renton Weekly for Aug 11

National TRACK Trails Day on August 15

This Saturday, August 15 is National TRACK Trails Day! We are lucky to have the first TRACK Trail in Washington State at Cedar River Trail Park in Renton. TRACK Trail is a free, self-guided outdoor hike that uses educational brochures for children and families.

To celebrate National TRACK Trails Day, find Cedar River Trail Park on the Kids in Parks web site, register your hike this weekend (August 14 to 16) or participate in a TRACK Trail E-adventure in your backyard, neighborhood or another park. By participating in these activities, you can receive a National TRACK Trails Day sticker. Use the hashtags #NationalTRACKTrailsDay and #LetsGoRTN to join the celebration. Remember to practice social distancing and wear your mask while you are out and about.


Free Cloth Mask Distribution Today

South King County residents have another opportunity to pick up free cloth masks! On Tuesday, August 11, from 1 to 5 p.m., residents can stop at the drive-thru pickup at King County's Black River Facility parking lot (900 Oakesdale Ave. SW in Renton). Residents should enter at the parking lot entrance and drive up to the Amazon Treasure Truck. Each household can receive two (2) cloth reusable masks per family member, up to six (6) family members. The maximum number of masks a vehicle can receive is 12.

RPD Community Police Survey

RPD Community Police Survey

As part of efforts to engage the community, the Renton Police Department is asking for Renton residents' feedback in regards to policies, practices and procedures. The survey asks respondents to rank 14 topics, including the use of cameras, force, bias training and officer-involved shootings. The results help direct department time and resources. Take the survey before it closes August 12. The survey is intended for Renton residents only.

Mobility Survey

Feedback on Barrier-Free Mobility Plan

We are still looking for feedback on our Barrier-Free Mobility Plan in an online open house! The City of Renton is updating a plan for identifying, prioritizing and removing barriers, specifically for those with disabilities. If you live in Renton city limits, please complete this survey before September 15. Feedback will be used to plan future projects and initiatives.

Recreation Virtual Programming

Virtual Programming

Our Community Services department has virtual activities available for residents of all ages! All virtual activities are free and open to the public. 


Renton Summer Games kicked off yesterday and will run through August 27. Participate in Olympic-style games with your fellow Rentonites. Challenges include Cookie Face, Wall Jump and Blindfold Lawn Bowling. Follow along on social media with the hashtag #RentonSummerGames and join the fun. It’s not too late for you to participate!

To get your Summer Games started, one more kit pickup has been added for TODAY,Tuesday, August 11, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Renton Community Center. Click to learn more. 

Senior Virtual Programming

Seniors 50+, we also have fun activities for you to participate in from home! All events are offered on Zoom. Access to a computer is strongly encouraged.


On Friday, August 14, from 2 to 3:30 p.m., join us for an afternoon with Tabitha Brown as you learn to paint "An Apple a Day." Space is limited to 10 students. This class and all supplies are free. After you register, an email will be sent with information on the project and how you can receive your supplies. Sign up here with course code 9385.


Then, on August 20 at 2 p.m., join us for a fun-filled Bingo afternoon! If you don’t have access to a printer, we will mail Bingo Cards to you. Don’t miss out! Register using course code 9384.


Do you miss connecting with your senior center friends? Pour yourself a coffee and check in with your friends and senior center staff with Coffee Talk on Tuesday, August 25, at 2 p.m. Register using course code 9383 to reserve your spot! For assistance with registration on any senior programming, please call senior center staff at 425-430-6633.

Renton Farmers Market

By Supporting the Farmers Market, You Support Local Farmers

You've waited patiently in line and worn a mask. You've brought a shopping list and quickly moved from vendor to vendor while being aware of others and maintaining proper distance!

We'd like to extend a huge thank you to shoppers for their support of the market through the first half of our season! It's been challenging for sure, but your continued support helps ensure the survival of our farmers and small businesses.

If your schedule is flexible, shoppers after 5:30 p.m. have seen no lines. Remember to wear your mask, send one shopper per family (if possible) and maintain physical distancing. While in the market, please allow our vendors to bag the product and be courteous to the market's staff, volunteers and vendors.

What's Fresh?  Fruits, vegetables, herbs and beautiful flowers.  You can also get pantry staples such as baked goods, jam, honey, salami, salmon, cheeses, wine, kettle corn and ice cream... and more!

Mayor Pavone and the Renton City Council

City Council Updates

  • Approved Minutes (from the Aug 3, 2020 Council Meeting)
  • August 10, 2020 - Council Meeting Documents  (Approved Committee Reports, Motion Sheets, & Council Committee Meeting Calendar) 


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