The January tradition is back: the Polar Bear Dip at Coulon

The Polar Bear Dip returns to Coulon Park Jan. 1.

A tradition for many years, the new year will begin with a quick dip into the icy waters of Lake Washington at Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park, 1201 Lake Washington Blvd. N. on Tuesday, Jan. 1.

The Polar Bear Dip, co-sponsored by Ivar’s, begins at 11 a.m. at the swimming beach located at the south end of the park. No registration is required.

For more information about the Polar Bear Dip, visit the city’s website at or contact the Renton Community Center at 425-430-6700.