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5 Swimming Lakes for South Sound-Area Kids and Families

Cool off at super family swim spots

Published on: July 22, 2019

5 Swimming Lakes for South Sound-Area Kids and Families

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City of Renton

Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park, Renton

Editor's Note: The swimming beach at Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park is currently CLOSED through at least Thursday, July 25, 2019, due to high bacteria levels. Check the website for more information and updates on re-opening.

Well known for its major July 4th festivities and Clam Lights display in winter, Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park is also a great summer swimming spot. Located on the southeast side of Lake Washington, the park's beach is open for the summer season, with lifeguards on duty daily from noon–8 p.m. through Labor Day. The park features a kids' play area, walking trails, canoe launch, two restaurants, restrooms, picnic pavilions and more!

Find it: Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park is at 1201 Lake Washington Blvd. N., Renton

Details to note:

  • Lifeguards are on duty noon–8 p.m. through Labor Day
  • Concessions are available
  • No boat rental available, but there is a place to launch canoes or kayaks
  • Parking is free, but limited

 

Editor's note: This article was originally published in 2018 and updated for 2019.

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