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Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park

1201 Lake Washington Boulevard North, Renton, WA
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Ranked #1 of 15 Attractions in Renton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Parks, Outdoors
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Type: Parks, Outdoors
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Renton, Washington
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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park is a great park with beautiful views, picnic areas and walking trail. It is easy to get to, right off of I-405, but parking can be difficult when the weather is nice. It is a very popular park.

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Seattle, Washington
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We recently moved to Renton. Got excited to see the lovely park, thought we could walk dogs. NO dogs or bikes allowed. The park is right on Lake Washington, and the views are stunning.

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Renton, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Sometimes there are too many people there. But, they have great concerts during the summer, a wonderful walking trail and good playground for kids. Some food is also available. Places to sit and a dock to tie your boat up to. Have enjoyed this park many times. Probably my favorite park.

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Renton, Washington
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park is one of the best water front parks in Western Washington. Great views, beautiful beach and picnic areas. Great Boardwalk and trail. Easy access from both I-5 and I-405. Great place to walk, swim or catch a view of beautiful Lake Washington. Excellent place to launch a boat. There are a couple of excellent places... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

watch your step, this park has a lot of goose poop. no dogs allowed at a park? give me a break. the park looks nice from afar. the july 4th fireworks display is the best thing going for it. the christmas decorations not so much. used to love hearing the christmas ships stop by for music from our house, but... More 

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Kent, Washington
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55 reviews 55 reviews
15 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

It is such a gorgeous park with beautiful views of Lake Washington. The biggest problem is the parking lots are so full on the lovely days. I love to eat at Ivar's or Kidd Valley and enjoy the view. It is especially a favorite tradition to go their at Christmas time for the Clam Lights.

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Renton, Washington
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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

There is a little of something for everyone. Two restaurants that are tasty. A long paved path to walk along. Swimming area, playground, walking dock, boat launch. Well maintained and a nice step away from the city without having to go more than a quarter mile. Seasonal lights including the Holiday "Clam Lights" and 4th of July show. Nice place... More 

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19 reviews 19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Great views, walk, food, lake, playground. Great for families. We love this place and go there all the time.

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Renton, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Great place to take a walk. There is a beach, boat launch, fish & chips and a hamburger joint. I like to start at the tennis courts and walk lakeside trail and then back

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

A beautiful park for the whole family. Beach, Picnic areas, restaurants and a boat launch round out this great park at the southern end of Lake Washington.

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