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Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park

Open Now: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Open today: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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Wonderful Family-Friendly Park

This is a great park to take kids to. It is situated along Lake Washington so you have a beautiful... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Renton, Washington
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Great walk with a view!

Coulon park is located within walking distance of the shops and restaurants at The Landing. There’s... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2018
Elizabeth Z
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good34%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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“boat launch”(43 reviews)
“kidd valley”(30 reviews)
“swimming area”(25 reviews)
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1201 Lake Washington Blvd N, Renton, WA 98056-2567
+1 425-430-6600
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 22 June 2012

I love this park and have been going there for years. The only complaint I have is that I can't bring my dog. There are plenty of other parks nearby that are dog friendly though...

5  Thank Randyjor
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 27 July 2014

This could be a really nice park at the South end of Lake Washington. We have gone there for years now they have banned dogs from the park even if they are leashed. The police officer ask us to leave because we had our dog...More

3  Thank Pblue2001
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is a nice park with hardly anyone using it now they switched it to no dogs. Very disappointing. They could have easily made this more dog friendly by adding the dog stations but instead outlawed all dogs. I live a crossed the street and...More

Thank OnAir11252043901
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great park to take kids to. It is situated along Lake Washington so you have a beautiful view of the water. 1. There are two fast food restaurants located there: Ivars and Kid Valley. Both cater to families with kids through their...More

Thank VickyWu08
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

Coulon park is located within walking distance of the shops and restaurants at The Landing. There’s a walking trail,a play ground, a boat launch, piers, and fast food restaurants. Great place for a walk! My rainier visible in clear days. Salmon, turtles, and eagles are...More

Thank Elizabeth Z
Reviewed 2 October 2018

This is a great place to walk around and enjoy the natural beauty of Lake Washington. Parking can be tough on the weekends (when the weather is especially nice), but in that case you would just park at The Landing (a shopping center) and spend...More

Thank DavidI1016
Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

The park doesn’t allow dogs even on a leash! Yet there is geese poop everywhere! I like the trail but I will not come back here until they change their “No Dog” policy! Also I met one of the most unfriendly individuals that got upset...More

1  Thank rsergieva
Reviewed 27 September 2018

This is a great place to have a picnic, party or just go for a walk or run. Also, has a boat launch area.

Thank ralphw440
Reviewed 25 September 2018 via mobile

Grew up around here & we’ve been enjoying it since the 1970’s It’s changed a lot over that span of time. It used to be just a swimming beach with a tiny boat launch. The beach is expanded with lots of facilities, walking paths, restaurants...More

Thank CarlaH765
Reviewed 21 September 2018 via mobile

Fun beach park when the weather is nice! There are 2 big play structures at the playground, as well as a little island that you can quickly explore. They’ve been doing some construction on that island for a while, but hopefully it’ll re-open it soon....More

Thank nikkitrev
Reviewed 28 August 2018

All of the park is nice but the city of Renton runs the boat launch very bad. There is no flexibility when it comes to launching and retreaving your boat. On a busy weekend boats are lined up out of the park and down the...More

Thank densmKent
Reviewed 14 August 2018

I went to this park, as it is next to the Hyatt Regency. This park is the total "Family Experience". There is a nice swimming area for small children, with lifeguards, and a playground with new equipment. Both were full of moms with their children...More

Thank gyates546
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Nancy C
16 May 2017|
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Response from sydnie j | Reviewed this property |
Yes most of the walking area is paved. I believe there are small trails that branch off the main one that are just dirt but the main path is all paved.
7 May 2016|
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Response from Shirlee B | Reviewed this property |
Lk. is still very cold. I haven't heard if it's closed to swimming yet..Ducks, Ducks and more ducks is the usual reason for a closed beach...watch for signs...They post "No Swimming"..
1 May 2016|
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