Parks Planning and Natural Resources
Provide a comprehensive and interrelated system of parks, recreation, open spaces and trails that responds to locally-based needs, values and conditions, provides an appealing and harmonious environment, and protects the integrity and quality of the surrounding natural systems; create a sustainable and exemplary urban forest.
Meadow Crest Playground
The Renton Accessible Playground is a joint effort of the City of Renton, the Renton School District and Renton Rotary. The City is working with and actively seeking additional funding partners. The accessible playground is being designed for all abilities and will be co-located on the North Highlands Neighborhood Center and the Hillcrest Early Childhood Learning Center properties. The estimated completion date is late 2013. Read more.
Parks, Recreation, and Natural Areas Plan
The Parks, Recreation, and Natural Areas Plan was adopted by the City Council on Monday, November 7, 2011. Read more
Veterans Memorial Park to Receive Replacement Plaques
Renton's Veterans Memorial Park opened in 2003, and offers a unique setting to view and reflect on the names of nearly 2,000 etched marble plaques. Each plaque represents and honors a military veteran who served their country. Each plaque is unique, and deserves to be respected. Every Memorial Day, the City of Renton and local veterans groups provide a stirring ceremony at the Park.
Since the Park opened, maintaining the marble plaques has involved an inordinate amount of care by the city's Parks crews to keep them looking as clean and respectful as possible. Unfortunately, the thin marble material used, along with the concrete grout backing, is impossible to keep pristine, leaving cracked and stained marble.
The city is hiring a contractor to install new polished black granite panels, which will replace all existing etched or blank marble plaques. This new, thicker material and its attachment to the concrete walls will provide decades of minimally required maintenance. All existing etched plaques will be replicated in the same look and location as they currently reside.
The work is scheduled to take place this spring, and the capital expenditure has been approved by the City Council.
Tiles are engraved on-site on an annual basis depending on the quantity of engravings to be performed. The City notifies applicants by postcard once the tile has been engraved.
Applications are available online at rentonwa.gov or you may call 425-430-6600 to have an application mailed to you.
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