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Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park

1201 Lake Washington Boulevard North, Renton, WA
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There is something for everyone at Coulon Park!

It is a beautiful clean park on Lake Washington. There is plenty of playground equipment for the... read more

Reviewed 28 October 2016
Sarah R
via mobile
Ivars, sunsets and Polar Bear swims

Just relax... Walking, jogging, fresbeeing, yoga, beautiful seasonal sunsets, Ivars, secret... read more

Reviewed 27 October 2016
Sunny M
Renton, United States
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  • Average6%
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“boat launch” (35 reviews)
“kidd valley” (25 reviews)
“swimming area” (22 reviews)
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1201 Lake Washington Boulevard North, Renton, WA
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Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

It is a beautiful clean park on Lake Washington. There is plenty of playground equipment for the kids. There are volleyball courts. The beach is freshwater with lifeguards during the summer. I love to eat at Ivar's. At Christmastime I round up my family to...More

Thank Sarah R
Reviewed 27 October 2016

Just relax... Walking, jogging, fresbeeing, yoga, beautiful seasonal sunsets, Ivars, secret gardens, boating, Polar Bear swims. Clam Lights, music in the park, biking, turtle watching, fishing, swimming, kids park, secret island,...Spectacular!

Thank Sunny M
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

This is my favorite park in Renton. Lots of family activities and great walking/running along the lake shore. It gets crowded in the summer but go early if you like it quiet. Winter is also a great time to visit.

Thank Tim B
Reviewed 28 September 2016

I have lived in the neighborhood for over 40 years and have watched this park develop over that time. It is an excellent place for walking, swimming, playing with kids and just hanging out by the water. Parking can be a problem for special events,...More

Thank Seattle_WAAdventurer
Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Locals treasure this park. One of the casual Ivar's seafood restaurants sits on a jutting dock, it's seating area open on three sides during nice weather. Grab some fish, chips and chowder and eat in or take your food to one of many tables and...More

Thank Dawn M
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Launch your boat onto Lake Washington, take the kids to the sandy beach, or enjoy the sunset on one of the walking paths.

Thank John S
Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

This is a local hangout for us. Lots of great amenities for all ages. The only complaint is the water quality in the swimming area, pretty sure that is due to all the water fowl & Canadian geese. Not much you can do to fix...More

Thank ChewyHawk
Reviewed 29 August 2016

Love walking in gene coulon. Pretty views interesting docks. Well cared for landscaping. Parking is limited especially on sunshine days

Thank Linda F
Reviewed 26 August 2016

We were so happy to find this park! We were in town for a wedding, staying in a nearby hotel, and suffering in the 95-degree freakish heat wave last week. Then lo and behold - a swimming beach! With actual sand, and grass, and walking...More

Thank Jane T
Reviewed 23 August 2016

If you want to find a parking space, come early. That said, there is a sectioned off area for swimming. I was near the shelter picnic areas, and there was ample areas for picnics. Shelters can be rented through the city, but you need to...More

Thank ivyg134
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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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Response from Shirlee B | Reviewed this property |