Kennydale Beach Park

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Kennydale Beach Park features 1.8 sunny, sandy acres along Lake Washington, with a swimming beach and nautical theme play equipment.  A pier and log boom define the swimming area and a canoe and kayak launch area is designated south of the pier.

Park Closed

Drawing of proposed playground equipment at Kennydale Beach Park

Kennydale Beach Park will be closed from April 11 until Memorial Day weekend in order to install new playground equipment. We apologize for any inconvenience.

The new equipment will replace aging equipment and include updated safety requirements for sand play surfaces. Features include equipment for ages 2-12 with a variety of slides, climbers, and rope bridges. Ground-level components will consist of a storefront panel, steppers, a balance beam, and sand diggers. A fabric shade will cover the 2–5-year-old play structure, and a stand-alone shade structure will expand the amount of sheltered space for sand play or gatherings. Existing swings cannot be retained due to the new safety requirements.

No Dogs, Please

For everyone’s safety and enjoyment, remember dogs are NOT allowed at Kennydale Beach Park and Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park.  Violators may be subject to citations and fines. At all other city parks, dogs are allowed on 6-foot leashes, or visit the Cedar River Dog Park at 1500 Houser Way S, where they can run free.

Playground Replacement: April-May 2022

Graphic: New Kennydale Playground Equipment

Installation of new playground equipment at Kennydale Beach Park will start April 11. When the park reopens in late May, children ages 2 to 12 will enjoy exciting, modern, and age-appropriate slides, climbers, rope bridges, a storefront panel, steppers, balance beam, and sand diggers. In addition, a fabric shade will cover the 2 to 5-year-old play structure, and a stand-alone shade structure will increase sheltered space for sand play or gathering.

This playground replacement is the sixth overseen by our Parks Planning and Development Division since 2018. The others were at Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park, Liberty Park, Thomas Teasdale Park, Cedar River Trail Park, and Tiffany Park. Additionally, a new playground was built at Sunset Neighborhood Park. Later this year, work will start on a seventh at Cascade Park. Funding for these replacement projects comes through the Capital Improvement Program. The life expectancy for a playground is typically 15 years.

New playground equipment is selected to create a unique play experience for children in two age groups: 2-5 years and 5-12 years. In addition, each playground strictly meets the latest Consumer Product Safety Council (CPSC) and American Society of Testing Materials (ASTM) certifications for playground safety conformance.

Tommy the Turtle

Tommy the Turtle is now located at Kennydale Beach Park!

Tommy first came to Renton in the 1960s, he was a fixture outside the Newberry’s and Sears stores and was enjoyed by many children. He later lived outside the Renton Highlands Public Library. A new generation of Rentonites can now enjoy Tommy in his new home at Kennydale Beach Park. Tommy is installed near the existing play area and overlooks Lake Washington. 

Construction Project

Kennydale Beach Park will be closed from April 11 - Memorial Day weekend to install new playground equipment. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Hours

  • Sunrise to Sunset
  • Parking is located east of the park on Burnett Ave. N

COVID

Amenities

  • Art - Tommy the Turtle
  • Benches
  • Play equipment
  • Picnic tables
  • Restrooms
  • Shade structure
  • Swim Beach

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