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!
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.