Polar Bear Plunge

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Recreation & Neighborhood Division
Renton, WA 98057

Polar Bear Plunge 2022

*CANCELED Due to extremely low temperatures*

Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park
1201 Lake Washington Blvd. N
South Beach

Ring in the New Year with a "PLUNGE" into Lake Washington. This annual tradition at Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park is back and we are excited to celebrate with you! Here's what those brave enough to charge into the (frigid) water of Lake Washington can expect for the 2022 Polar Bear Plunge:

  • All participants must pre-register. *Registration is FREE*

  • For public and staff safety, NO DROP-INs allowed day of event. Access to the event will not be granted by the City of Renton Recreation staff or volunteers.

  • We encourage lots of photos! Please share with on our Facebook & Instagram using #LetsGoRTN

  • We highly recommend bringing towels and warm clothes for after the plunge.

  • The beach area must be cleared 20 minutes after the first plunge session starts to prepare for the next group.

Registration -  CLOSED

Raw event video

Promo video: 2019 Plunge


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