Current Parks Projects

Contact Information
Erica Schmitz, Director
Parks Planning and Natural Resources
Renton, WA 98057

Parks Planning and Natural Resources Division plans for and executes major park improvement projects to preserve and enhance Renton’s park system for the current population and future generations. Click on the tabs below to see details for current projects.

There are no active park projects.


Playground Safety

Since 2018, the city has replaced playgrounds at at Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park, Liberty Park, Thomas Teasdale Park, Cedar River Trail Park, and Tiffany Park. We have also added a new playground at Sunset Neighborhood Park.

Over the next six years, more playground replacements are scheduled, including Cascade Park and Kennydale Beach Park in 2022. All these projects are funded through the Capital Improvement Program.

These new playgrounds incorporate different equipment to create a unique play experience. Age- and skill-appropriate equipment is chosen for children based on two age groups: 2-5 years and 5-12 years. The safety surfaces utilized are one of two types, either Engineered Wood Fiber or poured-in-place rubberized surfacing. The selected surfacing depends on existing site conditions and budget. All of our playgrounds have ADA-accessible components.

Typically, a playground will last 15 years.

Play equipment selection, layout and installation, and safety surface selection are thoroughly reviewed. Each playground strictly meets the latest Consumer Product Safety Council (CPSC) and American Society of Testing Materials (ASTM) certification for playground safety conformance.

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