4th of July

Flags on Railing

COVID-19 and its effects has forced the cancellation of our Fourth of July celebration at Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park for 2021.

One of the most picturesque and popular parks on the eastside of Lake Washington, the park will have modified hours of 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on July 4.

As we approach the holiday, we will have updated information for Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park, other city parks, trails and remind you of a few “dos and don’ts.”

The City of Renton wishes everyone a safe and happy Fourth of July. We look forward to safely celebrating with our community at future events.

Fireworks are Illegal in Renton

The sale and use of fireworks are prohibited within Renton city limits; a ban that was passed by voters in 2005. Renton Police Department units will patrol specific geographic areas and confiscate any fireworks found. Citations may be issued, and violators are subject to both civil and criminal penalties. Additionally, the sale, possession or use of explosive devices such as M-80s, M-100s and homemade or modified fireworks is a felony offense.

Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park 4th of July

Park Hours of Operation

  • 8:00a.m. to 7:00p.m.

    Boat Launch Hours of Operation

  • Open 24 hours
  • No overnight moorage
  • Paid permitted parking only for vehicles with boat trailers
  • Parking Enforcement and Renton police will be onsite to keep traffic flowing
  • Boat Launch Information

Swim Area and Lifeguard Schedule

  • 12:00p.m. to 7:00p.m.
  • Deep water cleared at 6:30p.m.
  • All remaining water cleared at 6:45p.m.
  • Exiting the park at 7:00p.m.

Playground, Volleyball and Tennis Courts

These amenities are open and available on a first-come-first play basis.

Picnic Shelters

All picnic shelters are closed for public use. Visit here for the latest information and updates on City of Renton Parks, trails, and Picnic Shelter information.


All restrooms located within Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park will be open. No public restroom access available at the Southport Business complex unless you are patronizing an establishment.

Ivar’s and Kidd Valley Restaurants

Both eateries will be open 11:00a.m. to 6:30p.m. offering online ordering and pick-up. Parking is limited at this location.

No “Drop-off” or “Load/Unload” area within the Park

To best serve the guests entering the park using the park all park users shall carry in items from their parking location whether on or offsite to allow consistent traffic flow and safety of all park guests and staff. Parking enforcement and Renton Police will be onsite keeping a continual flow.

Other Renton Parks, Trails and Park Rules

Kennydale Beach Park July 4

  • Lifeguards on duty 12:00p.m. to 7:00p.m.
  • Deep water cleared at 6:30p.m.
  • All remaining water cleared at 6:45p.m.
  • Exiting the park at 7:00p.m.

All other parks and trails will follow their regular schedule of operation and will be open.

Before you plan your outing in a city park or trail make sure we can accommodate what you are looking to do! We recommend getting familiar with our park Rules and Regulations

Park Restrooms

  • Park restrooms will close by 5:30pm each day. 

Additional Parking and Offsite Eateries

Looking for a relaxing day at the lake to enjoy the view, soak up the sun and play in Renton’s most scenic park without packing in a carload of cooking supplies and food? Just a short walk and you can enjoy local restaurant cuisine, quick bites, and delicious drinks from places like,


Offsite parking at Southport Office Parking Garage is available for park guests. The cost is $25/stall with no in/out privileges. 

Offsite Parking

Fireworks Safety Videos

Have a Safe and Happy Fourth of July

Police Commander Dan Figaro and Deputy Fire Chief Mark Seaver team up to wish everyone a happy and safe fourth of July and remind Renton residents that all types of fireworks are illegal within the city limits.

Fireworks Tips

Some friendly fireworks safety tips from Renton Regional Fire Authority firefighters to keep your 4th of July safe. Remember, if you live inside Renton's city limits all types of fireworks are illegal. Your safety is our top priority.

Fireworks are prohibited in City of Renton

Since the residents of Renton banned fireworks in 2005, our first responders have seen a significant decrease in fire and aid calls. Violators are subjected to confiscation of their fireworks and may receive a ticket or fine. Fines range from $100 to $500.

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