Limited hours, access at Coulon park for Fourth of July

The park will close at 6 p.m.

Fourth of July brings large crowds to Renton’s Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park each year. But given this year’s circumstances, the city wants to avoid that and comply with Phase 2 of the “Safe Start Washington” reopening plan.

Saturday, July 4 the city will modify operations at the park, with revised opening hours from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. The early closure allows the park to be cleared before sunset.

The boat launch and trailer parking lot will be open 24 hours for boat traffic only. The city is placing porta-potties near the launch.

The park area north of the boat launch will remain open, including:

• Ivar’s and Kidd Valley restaurants for takeout and curbside pickup

• Limited outdoor seating

• Water walk

• Nature walk

• Restrooms

• Parking lots

The park area south of the boat launch will be closed, including:

• Parking lot

• Restrooms

• Picnic shelters

• Barbecues

• Playground

• Volleyball and tennis courts

• Beach

• Lawn area

Most park amenities have been closed since March to adhere to the Governor’s “Stay Home, Stay Healthy”

distancing guidelines. Dogs, except for service animals, and bicycles are not

permitted in Coulon Park.

Kennydale Park will also close at 6 p.m. on the Fourth of July, but other city parks will follow their regular schedules of operations with all current Phase 2 restrictions.