Sunset Neighborhood Park

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Located across from the Renton Highlands Library, Sunset Neighborhood Park covers 3.2 acres and features a wide north-south pedestrian walkway, restroom facilities, an entry plaza by the library with seating and an overhead pergola, additional walkways, play areas, seating areas, and a large lawn for gathering and activities.

COVID-19 Update

Face coverings are not required when outside, unless in crowded outdoor spaces when 6-foot distances cannot be maintained. Remember, COVID-19 is still present in our communities and those not fully vaccinated should continue to follow CDC guidelines.

Phase II Grand Opening Video

Phase II Slideshow

Sunset Park Climbing StructureSunset Park Artwork and PergolaSunset Park LawnSunset Park WalkwaysSunset Park Play AreaSunset Park Play StructureSunset Park Seating Area

Misting Feature

One of the unique features at our new Sunset Neighborhood Park is the decorative water mist feature.

Unlike a typical water fountain or splash pad, the feature emits a fine water mist into the air. There are no standing water pools. The water coming from the mist nozzles is the same as the treated and safe drinking water that flows from your home faucets.

Mist water is run through a series of filters to remove particles that may clog the nozzle. Once it reaches the nozzle, the water is emitted at a safe pressure and is never heated. Once in the air, the mist either evaporates or enters nearby drains. It does not recirculate through the system.

The mist feature consists of nine nozzle boxes; each one contains eight nozzles. The total water emitted from these 72 nozzles is less than 3 gallons per minute. LED lighting is also inside each box to provide visual enjoyment.

The mist feature has a wind sensor that shuts off when the wind is too strong, so the mist doesn't spray onto nearby seating areas and playground equipment. Once the wind lessens, it turns back on.

We hope that you enjoy the park and the mist water feature!

Master Plan

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Sunset Master Plan Phase II

Phase I Construction

 Sunset Neighborhood Park construction

The celebration for opening phase I of Sunset Neighborhood Park was held on June 16, 2018.

Phase I improvements were partially funded with a $1.7 million Direct Appropriation by the Washington State Legislature.

Project Update

Phase II Construction

Construction of Phase II of Sunset Neighborhood Park opened on Jan. 28, 2021. Work began on this phase in November 2019.

The development of the park is a catalyst for the redevelopment of the entire Sunset Neighborhood. The park provides ample public open space for the community.

Sunset Neighborhood Park contains unique playground equipment. The most striking is the Berliner Neptune XXL, a 30-foot high climbing structure. It is the only structure of its type in the Pacific Northwest and just one of four in the United States. Connected to the tower are two Helix Climbing Towers, one 19-feet and the other 25-feet. These three connected strictures are the only ones of their type in the United States.

The second phase of Sunset Neighborhood Park added:

  • Playgrounds (ages 2-5 and 6-12)
  • Parent plaza with picnic tables
  • Adult fitness area
  • Shaded seating under pergolas
  • Performance/open space lawn
  • Rain gardens
  • Loop walkways

Funding sources for Phase 2:

  • Federal LWCF (Land and Water Conservation Fund Grant) - $500,000
  • State Direct Legislative Appropriation - $3,000,000
  • King County Youth and Amateur Sports Grant - $175,000
  • City of Renton

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