Parks and Trails

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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


'Healthy WA - Roadmap to Recovery' Phase 3:  In both parks and on trails, gathering sizes are limited and social distancing guidelines still apply.  YOU ARE REQUIRED  to follow COVID-19 protocols for social distancing, face coverings and proper hand washing - protect yourselves and other park patrons!


OPEN
  • All parks, playgrounds, sports courts and trails.                        

  • Boat Launch and launch pass information for Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park.

  • Sports fields available for rentals.              

CLOSED 

  • Park restrooms will close by 5:30pm each day.

  • Picnic shelters are not currently available to rent due to COVID-19 protocols.

TRAILS

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 in 2020, 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.


Park Rules and Regulations

  • Park Rules and Regulations (RMC 2-9-8)

  • Common Summertime Questions:

  • 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.

  • BOUNCE HOUSES, Sec. C.1:  Any inflatable structures, such as 'bounce houses,' are not permitted at any park, except at City-sponsored events.

  • 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

Playground Safety Information

Since 2019, the city has replaced playgrounds at Coulon, Thomas Teasdale Park, Cedar River Trail Park, and Tiffany Park. We have also added a new playground at Sunset Neighborhood Park.

Over the next six years, more playground replacements are scheduled, including Cascade Park and Kennydale Beach Park in 2021. All these projects are funded through the Capital Improvement Program.

These new playgrounds incorporate different equipment to create a unique play experience. Age- and skill-appropriate equipment is chosen for children based on two age groups: 2-5 years and 5-12 years. The safety surfaces utilized are one of two types, either Engineered Wood Fiber or poured-in-place rubberized surfacing. The selected surfacing depends on existing site conditions and budget. All of our playgrounds have ADA-accessible components.

Typically, a playground will last 15 years.
Play equipment selection, layout and installation, and safety surface selection are thoroughly reviewed. Each playground strictly meets the latest Consumer Product Safety Council (CPSC) and American Society of Testing Materials (ASTM) certification for playground safety conformance.

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 

You can still have fun in winter weather by bringing your families to the TRACK Trail at Cedar River Trail Park.  Remember to continue social distancing protocols. Print any one of the four TRACK Trail brochures at home via kidsinparks.com to use on any hike, whether at the park or in your neighborhood.  Earn prizes when you record your journey at the park online.

TRACK Trail is a free, self-guided hike, the first in Washington, that uses educational brochures for children and families. 

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