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We’ve got it all in Renton


Welcome to Renton, one of the most livable cities in the Puget Sound region. Located along the southern shore of Lake Washington, Renton is a culturally diverse, business-friendly city providing excellent business opportunities, wonderful dining experiences, a wide variety of shopping options and so much more. We enjoy beautiful, well-maintained parks and recreation facilities where families can relax and play, a nationally recognized public school system for our children, world-class health care services, abundant natural beauty and a rich and diverse cultural heritage. What makes Renton particularly attractive is affordability, location and a quality of life enhanced by beautiful parks, safe streets and abundant housing options. Urban apartments, downtown condominiums, luxury homes, beautiful multi-family developments along Lake Washington, and quality, affordable single-family subdivisions are among the various housing options available to all income levels. Looking for something to do? Stroll the Cedar River Trail, visit the Renton Historical Museum, take in breathtaking views at Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park, or play a round of golf at the Maplewood Golf Course. Are you a movie buff? Join us May 22-28 for the fourth annual Renton/SIFF Seattle International Film Festival. And, if you like fresh produce, homemade foods and gorgeous flowers, you’ll enjoy our Farmers Market every Tuesday during the summer at Denis Law


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Important phone numbers Airport, 425-430-7471 Animal Control, 425-430-7550 Carco Theatre, 425-430-6706 City Attorney, 425-430-6480 City Clerk, 425-430-6510 City Council, 425-430-6501 Code enforcement/graffiti line, 425-430-7373 Community Center , 425-430-6700 Community Services, 425-430-6600 Crime Prevention, Block Watch, 425-430-7521 Municipal Court, 425-430-6550 Economic Development, 425-430-6580 Employment, Human Resources, 425-430-7650 Finance, 425-430-6850 Fire Department, 425-430-7000 Hearing examiner, 425-430-6515 Henry Moses Aquatic Center, 425-430-6780 Human Services, 425-430-6650 KCLS Library, Downtown, 425-226-6043 KCLS Library, Highlands, 425-277-1831 KCLS Library, Fairwood, 425-226-0522 KCLS Library, Skyway, 206-772-5541 Public Works, 425-430-7200 Renton History Museum, 425-255-2330 Maplewood Golf Course, 425-430-6800

Piazza Park in downtown. Renton is home to a number of world-class employers, including The Boeing Company Commercial Airplanes and PACCAR Parts and PACCAR Technology and IKEA. Renton’s friendly, pro-business climate attracts and keeps scores of businesses, including Fry’s Electronics stores, Wizards of the Coast, and Sam’s Club. The Landing in Renton offers something for everyone, from small, creative boutiques to bustling, brand-name shops to cozy cafes, restaurants, salons, spas and more. Renton’s downtown, the Highlands and other neighborhoods have several wonderful restaurants and retail stores. In recent years Renton’s population has increased significantly, growing from a small work-


Mayor's Office, 425-430-6500 Neighborhood Program, 425-430-6595 Picnic shelter reservations, 425-430-6700 Planning, 425-430-6575 Police Department, 425-430-7500 Recreation, 425-430-6600 Renton Senior Center, 425-430-6633 Utilities maintenance, 425-430-7400 Urban Forestry, 425-430-6600 Waste Management (garbage, recycling and yard waste; billing), 1-800-592-9995 Allied Waste (garbage, recycling and yard waste; billing), 206-682-9735

Cyber sign-up http://rentonnet.org/cybersignup Cyber Sign-up allows residents to register for city programs and activities online at anytime at http://rentonnet.org/ cybersignup. To register for classes, you will need a PIN, participant barcode and valid Mastercard or VISA. You can begin registering online at midnight on the day of registration.

ing-class town to a wonderfully diverse community of nearly 96,000 people. Renton has an active population that cares deeply about this community, our schools, our neighborhoods, and the city itself. Public participation is the cornerstone of society, and Renton is fortunate to have active citizens who give their time and talents to make our community a better place. And, of course, Renton is the home of the Seattle Seahawks, with their headquarters and state-of-the-art training facility located here. As 2014 Super Bowl champs, the Seahawks are poised to once again take the team to the Super Bowl, placing Renton squarely on the map. To paraphrase Russell Wilson, the quarterback of the Seattle Seahawks, “Go Renton!”

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Summer Fun: IKEA Renton River Days

It’s not summer without River Days!


he summer’s biggest party is the 29th Annual Renton River Days celebration, a multi-day family festival and celebration of all things Renton, scheduled this year for July 25-27. Renton River Days started in 1986, joining residents, businesses, organizations, and Puget Sound region tourists together for special features for kids, arts and crafts, recreation, food, and stage entertainment. Liberty Park is the focal point for the festival. Cedar River Park is also host to many events in and around the Renton Community Center. This is the 16th year that IKEA has been the title sponsor for the city’s summertime festival.

Here’s the schedule: • Thursday, July 24, Senior Day Picnic, Renton Community Center.

The Hazen Drill Team performs in the 2013 River Days Parade. This year’s parade is July26. File photo • Friday-Sunday, July 25-27, main festival weekend, Liberty Park. Event hours in Liberty Park will be July 25, 11 a.m.- 8 p.m.; July 26, 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.; July 27, 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. Featuring an expanded KidZone (inflatables and numerous [ more RIVER DAYS page 5 ]

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activity stations just for kids), two entertainment stages, the Nibble of Renton food booths, Art Market (arts and crafts booths), Renton Annual Art Show (juried fine art show at the Renton Community Center), community booths, Quilt Show (inside the Library), Chalk Art Contest (on the tennis courts), plus many more activities. • Saturday, July 26, River Days parade. The parade begins at 10 a.m. on South Third Street in downtown Renton. • Sunday, July 27, Rubber Ducky Derby. Ducks are launched from the Houser Way Bridge at 4:30 p.m.



IKEA Renton River Days • Liberty Park; Cedar River Park • Festival weekend, July 25-27 • Web site: rentonriverdays.org • Festival information line and voicemail: 425-430-6528 • Email: smejlaender@rentonwa.gov There are plenty of ways to get involved in the festival as a vendor, participant or as a visitor. The festival web site, www. rentonriverdays.org, has all the information that’s necessary to plan to participate in the festival and to enjoy it.

The Wenatchee Youth Circus also returns this year with three performances at Cedar River Park, near the Henry Moses Aquatic Center. Showtimes are: • 1:30 and 6 p.m. Friday, July 26, and 1:30 p.m. Saturday, July 27, Wenatchee Youth Circus performs at Cedar River Park. Tickets are $1 per person for children under 18, and $2 per person for adults 18 and over. Tickets will be available July 25 and 26.

Dates and deadlines There are some key deadlines and key dates, including: • Art Market application, May 19. Information on being part of the hand-crafted arts and craft show is available by phone at 425-430-6518 or by email at rentonriverdaysartmarket@gmail.com. [ more deadlines page 22 ]

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Farmers Market grows fresh fun every week, all summer The Renton Farmers The Market downtown is June market 7-Sept. 30. Visitors and residents Farmers Market at the Piazza alike can enjoy fresh pro• Tuesdays, June 7-Sept. 30 duce from the Farmers Mar• 3-7 p.m. ket at the Piazza. Nutritious, • The Piazza is located on South Third wholesome foods, along Street, between Logan and Burnett with entertainment can be avenues. Parking is available in the City found there each week. Center Garage. The market will feature some organic food and will also have live music, tips from Master Gardeners, children’s activities, cooking demonstrations, cultural and theme days. Last summer, the Miss Washington contestants even made a stop at the Farmers Market. Visit www.rentonfarmersmarket.com for a complete list of this summer’s entertainment and events


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enton’s Fabulous Fourth of July returns to Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park for 2014, promising a spectacular display of fireworks and fun. The City of Renton invites the community down to the park for free children’s activities. There will be stage entertainment and a professional 25-minute fireworks display launched from the river walk in Lake Washington at 10 p.m. The event draws an average crowd of 20,000 to Gene Coulon and many more viewing the display from boats, canoes, kayaks, and beyond. Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park is located at 1201 Lake Washington Blvd.

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Seahawks 12k Run at The Landing April 13, 6:30 a.m. to noon The event includes the 12k run, GLOW 5K run/walk, and the half-mile Seahawks Play 60 Kids Run. For more information or to register, go to http://seahawks12krun. com. Day-of-race registration starts at 6:30 a.m. 12k run starts at 9 a.m. Annual Community Garage Sale April 19, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Shop or rent a space at the Renton Community Center, 1715 Maple Valley Highway. Spaces are limited, so pre-registration is required. Call 425-430-6700 for more information. Downtown Renton Clean Up April 19, 9 a.m.-noon Join business owners, community members and others to “spring clean” downtown, from litter clean up to weed pulling and planting. Bring gloves. Refreshments provided. For information, contact Rich Sweeney at 425-235-1776, ext. 3, or rich@rentonprintery.com. Arbor Day/Earth Day April 26, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Meet at Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park, 1201 Lake Washington Blvd. Call 425-430-6600 for more information or to register.

MAY Spring Shredathon May 3, 9 a.m.-noon Free document shredding is offered at Sam’s Club parking lot, 901 S. Grady Way. Bring up to five boxes containing paper documents. Spring Festival and Downtown Poker Run May 3, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., The Piazza Celebrate spring and the 11th Annual Spring Festival in the Piazza, South Third Street and Burnett Avenue South. Enjoy music and entertainment and kid’s

The annual Return to Renton Car Show draws hundreds to the downtown core every summer. This year’s event is July 6. Brian Beckley, Renton Reporter activities. Shop arts and crafts vendors. Rely on Renton’s Renton Family Resource Fair. Free. Renton Youth Symphony Orchestra Spring Concert May 4, 3 p.m., Carco Theatre The Renton Youth Symphony will perform at Renton Carco Theatre, 1717 Maple Valley Highway. Call 425-4306700. Spring Recycling Day May 10, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. An opportunity for residents to recycle large items and hard-to-recycle materials at one place, Renton Technical College north parking lot. For information, call Solid Waste Utility, 425-430-7396. Green and Clean Saturday May 17, 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. The “Green and Clean” Saturday park volunteer project is a great way to dig-in and help maintain this area for everyone to enjoy. Philip Arnold Park, 720 Jones Ave. S. Call 425-430-6600 for more information or to register.

Seattle International Film Festival May 22-28, Renton IKEA Performing Arts Center, Renton High School The Seattle International Film Festival returns to Renton for the fourth year, with the screening of about two dozen films at the Renton IKEA Performing Arts Center. For more information, go online at www.siff.net. Tickets go on sale May 1. Memorial Day May 26, time TBD Veterans are honored at Veterans Memorial Park, 523 S. Third St.

june Fishing Kids June 7, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. The City of Renton hosts the annual Fishing Kids event at Gene Coulon Park Memorial Beach Park. It’s for ages 5-14. Pre-registration and fee required. For more information, call 425-430-6700. Stop and Swap Recycling Event June 7, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Swap treasures or junk. Renton Memorial Stadium, 405 Logan Ave. N.

Renton Farmers Market Tuesdays, June 7-Sept. 30, 3 p.m.-7 p.m. The only Tuesday farmers market in the Puget Sound region, the Renton Farmers Market will offer berries, leafy lettuce, vine-ripened tomatoes and a virtual cornucopia of other farm fresh produce. At the Piazza at South Third Street and Burnett Avenue South. www. rentonfarmersmarket.com. Contact Carrie Olson at 425-430-7214 or email info@ rentonfarmersmarket.com for more information. Renton City Band Concert June 15, 2 p.m., Renton IKEA Perform Arts Center, 400 S. Second St. The community band represents Renton. For more information, call 425-430-6700. Henry Moses Aquatic Center opens June 21, 1719 S.E. Maple Valley Highway Call 425-430-6780 for more information or visit rentonwa.gov. Center closes on Labor Day. Swimming beaches open June 21, noon-8 p.m. Lifeguards on duty at Gene Coulon and Kennydale beach parks on Lake Washington Boulevard North.

july Renton Fabulous 4th of July July 4, Coulon Park, 1201 Lake Washington Blvd. Free children’s activities and face-painting noon-8 p.m., stage entertainment 1 p.m.-9:30 p.m., shuttle service, and a fireworks show at 10 p.m. Return to Renton Car Show July 6, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Check out classic vehicles at the 22nd Annual Return to Renton Benefit Car Show at Piazza Park at South Third Street and Burnett Avenue South. Entertain[ more calendar page 10 ]

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Renton | calendar [ calendar from page 9] ment, vehicle displays, art show, food and raffle. For more information, call 425-4307589 or visit www.GoRenton.com. IKEA Renton River Days Senior Day July 24, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Senior Day Picnic, Renton Community Center, 1715 Maple Valley Highway. Tickets required. For more information call 425-4306633. IKEA Renton River Days Festival July 25-27 Events centered at Liberty Park, between Bronson Way North and Houser Way North, and at the Renton Community Center and downtown. The parade on South Third Street is 10 a.m. Saturday, July 26. The Rubber Ducky Derby is 4:30 p.m. Sunday, July 27. For more information, visit rentonwa.gov.

august National Night Out Aug. 5, 4 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Free food, games and inflatables for the kids from 4 to 7:30 p.m. at Kennydale Lions Park. For more information call 425-4307521. Downtown Art & Antique Walk Aug. 23, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. On downtown streets with paintings, pottery, sculpture, and photography displays from dozens of artists. Throughout downtown Renton on South Third Street from Burnett Avenue to Main Avenue. For more information, call Rich Sweeney, 425-235-1776, ext. 3, or visit www.artsunlimited.org.

There’s plenty of fun yearround throughout the city, such as the Downtown Art and Antique Walk in August, top, the tree-lighting and arrival of Santa Claus in December, National Night Out in August, left, and the Olde Fashioned Halloween in October. Brian Beckley, Renton Reporter

september Fall Recycling Day Sept. 13, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. An opportunity for residents to recycle large items and hard-to-recycle materials at one place. Location TBD. For information, call Solid Waste Utility, 425-430-7396.

OCTOBER Piazza’s Fall Harvest Festival and Business Expo Oct. 11, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Booths full of produce, flowers, arts and crafts and food. There will be entertainment and pumpkin decorating contests. For more information, visiit www.piazzarenton.com. It’s coordinated with the Renton Chamber of Commerce Business Expo. All at the Piazza at Third and Burnett downtown. Renton FilmFrenzy Filming in the 50-hour filmmaking competition is Oct. 3-5 throughout Renton. The films are screened and the winners announced later in October; details were TBD. Truck or Treat Oct. 24, 6 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Halloween fun for kids ages 2 to 8 years old, with a parent or guardian, at the Renton Community Center, 1715 Maple Valley Highway. For more information, call 425-430-6700.

december Santa House 5-7 p.m. Dec. 12 and 19 1-4 p.m. Dec. 13 and 20 Visit Santa at the Piazza in downtown Renton and have pictures taken. Ivar’s Clam Lights opening night Dec. 5, 6:15 p.m. The famous Ivar’s Clam lights will light up Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park for the holiday season through Jan. 1 For more information call 425-430-6700. Holiday Tree Lighting and activities at the Piazza Dec. 6, 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Santa, food, entertainment and fun for the whole family in downtown Renton. The tree lighting and arrival of Santa Claus are at the Piazza. (Dates and times are subject to change. )


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Connect with CROWN The City of Renton Outdoor Wireless Network (CROWN) is free, unmanaged, unsecure, wireless “wi-fi” Internet access for properly equipped laptops, PDAs, and other devices. The City of Renton owns the largest municipally owned wireless network in the state of Washington, covering approximately 80 percent of its 23.38 square mile incorporated area. Built primarily for public safety use, the city makes surplus wireless bandwidth available to the citizens of Renton at community centers, fire stations, downtown and in line of sight with one of the city’s base station access points. This coverage map, right, shows the location of and coverage provided by these base stations. The “802.11b or 802.11g” standards are commonly known as “Wi-Fi.” Many laptops come with a wireless interface that maybe b, g, a, or n. Most laptops with built-in wi-fi capabilities should be compatible with the CROWN. For technical details and configuration, or for other assistance needs, consult a local retailer or a technical support resource. Coverage will vary depending upon a user’s location within the city. More information is available online at rentonwa.gov.




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Renton | PREP sports Renton prep Renton consistently fields strong teams in multiple sports – including placing in state tournaments. Renton High School and Lindbergh High School are 2A teams that compete in the Seamount League. Hazen is a 3A school competing in the Seamount League. Liberty, a 3A school, faces the KingCo 3A/2A league. Fall sports are football, volleyball, cross country, girls soccer, golf and girls swim and dive. Winter sports are basketball, wrestling, boys swim and dive, gymnastics and bowling. Spring sports are baseball, softball, tennis, golf, track and field and boys soccer.

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offers a variety of sports and recreation programs throughout the year, many at the Renton Community Center, as well as at Liberty Park and at the Henry Moses Aquatic Center. Information about the programs is available online at http://rentonwa.gov/living/ default.aspx?id=6136

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Renton | PRO sports flexible ticket options for groups and individuals. Go to SeattleMariners.com for more information.


Seahawks Renton is the official home of the Super Bowl XXVIII Champion Seattle Seahawks! Fans and Seahawks players interact regularly at the training camp in the summer at the Seahawks’ headquarters and practice facility, the Virginia Mason Athletic Center in north Renton. Each practice session has a limited

The Seattle Sounders, who also have the same ownership as the Seahawks, play home soccer games at Qwest Field February through June. The Sounders are Seattle’s Major League Soccer team and have the most season-ticket holders in the league. Go to SoundersFC.com for more information. They practice at the Starfire Sports Complex in Tukwila. number of seats that fans register for online. Visit Seahawks.com for practice schedules and more information.

Mariners The Seattle Mariners play home baseball games at Safeco Field April through October. The Mariners have a number of



The Seattle Thunderbirds play in Kent’s ShoWare Center. The hockey team’s season runs from September through March and tickets are reasonably priced. Visit tickets.SeattleThunderbirds.com for more information.

Storm The Seattle Storm play home basketball games at KeyArena, May through September. The Storm offer a family friendly and affordable atmosphere at games. Go to wnba.com/storm/ for ticket and schedule information.

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Renton | The essentials Finding a particular location isn’t hard – if you know how to address the problem. Avenues run north and south. Streets and roads run east and west. Roads labeled “Place,” “Drive” and “Court” are generally offshoots. For avenues, the numbers get higher as you go east from the City of Renton. For streets, the numbers get higher in a northto-south direction. And, of course, there’s the problem of different names for the same road. The county has its naming protocols, usually numbers, and the City of Renton has its protocols. The road names change depending on whether the road is in the city or the county. Carr Road/Petrovitsky Road is a good example. It’s the main street that runs past Valley Medical Center. On the Valley floor, it’s South 43rd Street. Going up the hill, it turns into Southeast Carr Road, then Southeast Petrovitsky Road – a name

it keeps all the way to Maple Valley. The county calls it Southeast 176th Street.

Driver’s license

The Washington state Department of Licensing Driver Licensing Office in Renton is at 1314 Union Ave. N.E., Suite 4. Hours are 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday; 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday; 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Saturday, and closed on Sunday and Monday. Call 425-2777230 for information. General information about licenses for drivers and vehicles is available online at www.dol.wa.gov.

Vehicle emissions

The station in Renton to get an emissions test for a vehicle is at 805 S.W. 10th St. The phone number is 425-228-6453. More information on the state-required tests is available online at http://www. ecy.wa.gov/programs/air/cars/automotive_pages.htm.

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Information about voting and voter registration is available online at http:// kingcounty.gov/elections.aspx. For general information, call 206-296-VOTE. The King County Elections Division is located at 919 S.W. Grady Way in Renton. All voter-related services are available there.

Pet licenses Renton requires that all dogs and cats aged four months and older be licensed. The license must be on the animal at all times. Licenses are renewed annually. Fees are $25 for an altered dog or cat and $40 for an unaltered dog or cat. There are discounts for qualifying seniors. Applications are available online at rentonwa.gov or at Renton City Hall, first floor Finance Department, or the Renton Community Center.


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www.facebook.com/CityofRenton Community Services www.facebook.com/RentonCommunityServices Emergency Services https://www.facebook.com/RentonEM Fire department www.facebook.com/pages/Renton-Fire-Emergency-Services-Department/107695562643007 IKEA Renton River Days www.facebook.com/RentonRiverDays Renton History Museum www.facebook.com/pages/Renton-­ History-­Museum/41575839944 Renton Municipal Airport www.facebook.com/pages/Renton-­ Airport/150208068360933 Renton Youtube www.youtube.com/CityofRenton Emergency twitter twitter.com/RentonEM Renton twitter twitter.com/CityofRenton


Renton School District www.facebook.com/renton.schools Communities in  Schools  of  Renton www.facebook.com/pages/Communities-­ In-­Schools-­of-­Renton/269625125925 Friends of Renton Schools www.facebook.com/pages/Friends-­of-­ Renton-­Schools/106256079420308 Renton Technical College www.facebook.com/rentontechnicalcollege


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Center www.facebook.com/pages/The-­ Salvation-­Army-­Renton-­Rotary-­Food-­ Bank-­and-­Social-­Service-­Center/82646 Renton Skate Park www.facebook.com/rentonskatepark Renton Housing Authority www.facebook.com/rentonhousing Piazza Renton www.facebook.com/pages/Piazza-­ Renton/101465976592688 Sustainable Renton www.facebook.com/SustainableRenton Renton Arts Network www.facebook.com/pages/Renton-­Arts-­ Network/273600698601 Return to Renton Car Show /www.facebook.com/pages/Return-­to-­ Renton-­Car-­Show/352297031692

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Evergreen City Ballet www.facebook.com/ pages/Evergreen-­City-­ Ballet/176461740280 IKEA Performing Arts Center www.facebook.com/pages/ Renton-­Ikea-­Performing-­Arts-­ Center/160533667300205 Renton Civic Theatre www.facebook.com/RentonCivicTheatre Carco Theatre www.facebook.com/pages/Carco-­ Theatre/156142094403844 Renton FilmFrenzy www.facebook.com/RentonFilmFrenzy?fref=ts Seattle International Film Festival www.facebook.com/SIFFNews


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Hazelwood 7100 116th Ave. S.E. Newcastle, WA 98056 425-204-4550

The following are addresses and telephone numbers for offices and schools within the Renton School District. Kohlwes Education Center 300 S.W. Seventh St. Renton, WA 98055 425-204-2300

THE DISTRICT About 14,000 students attend pre-kindergarten through 12th grade in the Renton School District. The district encompasses 32.5 square miles, stretching beyond Renton city limits to portions of Bellevue, Issaquah, Seattle and Kent.

Highlands 2720 N.E. Seventh St. Renton, WA 98056 425-204-4600

Elementary schools, K-5 Benson Hill 18665 116th Ave. S. Renton, WA 98058 425-204-3300

Honey Dew 800 Union Ave. Renton, WA 98059 425-204-4800

Bryn Mawr 8212 S. 118th St. Seattle, WA 98178 425-204-4150

Kennydale 1700 N.E. 28th St. Renton, WA 98056 425-204-4700

Campbell Hill 6418 S. 124th St. Seattle, WA 98178 425-204-4000

Lakeridge 7400 S. 115th St. Seattle, WA 98178 425-204-4100

Cascade 16022 116th Ave. S.E. Renton, WA 98058 425-204-3350

Maplewood Heights 13430 144th Ave. S.E. Renton, WA 98059 425-204-4750

SUPERINTENDENT Dr. Merri Rieger Phone: 425-204-2340 Office: Kohlwes Education Center, 300 S.W. Seventh St. District web site: www.RentonSchools.us SCHOOL BOARD Web site: http://www.RentonSchools.us/Departments/Board_of_



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Middle schools, 6-8 Dimmitt 12320 80th Ave. S. Seattle, WA 98178 425-204-2800


MEETINGS Renton School District School Board meets at 7 p.m. on the second and fourth Wednesday of the month at Kohlwes Education Center at 300 S.W. Seventh St.

Nelsen 2403 Jones Ave. S. Renton, WA 98055 425-204-3000

Tiffany Park 1601 Lake Youngs Way S.E. Renton, WA 98058 425-204-4850


Directors Board members do not maintain offices in the district office. - Todd Franceschina, District 1 - Al Talley, District 2 - Lynn Desmarais, District 3, board president - Denise Eider, District 4 - Pam Teal, District 5, board vice president

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McKnight 1200 Edmonds Ave. N.E. Renton, WA 98056 425-204-3600

Lindbergh 16426 128th Ave. S.E. Renton, WA 98058 425-204-3200 Renton 400 S. Second St. Renton, WA 98055 425-204-3400 Secondary Learning Center 7800 S. 132nd St. Seattle, WA 98178 425-204-2100 Renton Virtual High School 315 Garden Ave. N. Renton, WA 98055, 425-204-4510 [ more schools page 17 ]


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New Horizon School Grades 6-12 1111 S. Carr Road Renton, WA 98055 425-226-3717 www.edline.net/pages/NewHorizonSchool

More Renton sites Griffin Home, 8-12 6928 116th Ave. S.W. Renton, WA 98056 425-204-2550 Meadow Crest Early Childhood Center, Grades P2-K2 1800 Index Ave. NE Renton, WA 98056 425-204-2200 H.O.M.E. Program, Grades K2-12 2607 Jones Ave. S. Renton, WA 98055 425-204-2520 Renton Academy Grades 1-12 6928 116th Ave. S.E. Newcastle, WA 98056 425-204-2550


Rainier Christian Schools: Highlands Elementary 850 Union Ave. N.E. Renton, WA 98059 425-228-9897 www.rainiercsd.com

Private Schools St. Anthony School Grades 1-7 336 Shattuck Ave. S. Renton, WA 98057 425-255-0059 sasr.org

Renton Christian School Grades K-8 15717 152nd Ave. S.E. Renton, WA 98058 425-226-0820 rentonchristian.org

Worship in Renton St. Anthony Catholic Parish 406 S. 4th Street Renton, WA 98057 425-255-3132 www.st-anthony.cc

Masses Saturday Vigil Mass – 5:30 pm

Sunday Masses:

7:30 am 9:00 am 10:45 am 12:30 pm 7:00 pm (Español)

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Renton | Fire


Renton | REACH center

Department serves 120,000 people New day shelter offers Hope for The Renton Fire & Emerthe Renton Community Cenwomen and children in need gency Services Department ter, which offers classes in how serves more than 120,000 people over approximately 43.3 square miles. Their service area includes Renton as well as King County Fire Districts 25 and 40. Led by Fire Chief Mark Peterson, the department provides emergency medical, fire rescue and hazardous-material response. The department coordinates emergency management for the City of Renton, inspects businesses and buildings for adherence to fire code, investigates the cause of fires and promotes fire prevention and disaster-preparedness. Residents can take part in the Renton Emergency Preparedness Academy, through

Mayor's Office

to be safer and better prepared for all kinds of emergencies. Renton Fire & Emergency Services Department locations are: Administration and Emergency Management — 1055 S. Grady Way Fire Station 11 — 211 Mill Ave. S. Fire Station 12 — 1209 Kirkland Ave. N.E. Fire Station 13 and Community Risk Reduction — 18002 108th Ave. S.E. Fire Station 14 and Training — 1900 Lind Ave. S.W. Fire Station 16 — 12923 156th Ave. S.E. Fire Station 17 — 14810 S.E. Petrovitsky Rd.


MAYOR DENIS LAW E-mail: dlaw@rentonwa.gov Phone: 425-430-6500 Office: Seventh floor, City Hall Denis Law is in his second term as mayor of Renton. Law is like the chief executive officer of a large corporation, in this case the City of Renton. He works closely with a chief administrative officer who runs the day-to-day operations of the city. The mayor represents the city at local, state and national events. CITY HALL 1055 S. Grady Way Renton, WA 98057 425-430-6400 www.rentonwa.gov CITY WEB SITE The City of Renton's website, rentonwa.gov, is an award winner, featuring everything from a city calendar, to City Council agendas and minutes, to in-depth information about city services to information that will help citizens get through their daily lives.

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The Renton Ecumenical Association of Churches’ (REACH) Center of Hope is a day shelter for homeless women and children that opened in the bottom of Renton City Hall in 2013. The space has a kitchen, laundry facilities, furnished meeting rooms, a library, dressing room, bathrooms, showers, a common room and conference space for counseling and case management. Families can use the center in the daytime and are transported to area churches for overnight stay. The center is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily and is located at 1055 S. Grady Way, Renton. For more information, call 425-277-7594.


MEMBERS • Randy Corman • Marcie Palmer • Armondo Pavone • Don Persson, council president • Terri Briere • Greg Taylor • Ed Prince CONTACT E-mail: council@rentonwa.gov. To e-mail an individual council member, use this protocol: dpersson@rentonwa.gov. Website: http://rentonwa. gov/government/default.aspx?id=1776 Phone: 425-430-6501 Office: Seventh floor, City Hall MEETINGS The City Council meets at 7 p.m. Mondays in its chambers on the seventh floor of City Hall. Council committees meet during the week to discuss specific topics, such as public safety, finances and city utilities. Residents may address the council at every meeting.

Disaster prepare


RENTON/KING COUNTY • Renton Emergency Management, 425-430-7000. Online at rentonwa.gov • Renton CodeRED Emergency Notification System (reverse 911): sign up online at www.rentonwa.gov (click on Emergencies tab) • Renton CodeRED Emergency Notification System: Sign up by phone at 425-430-7000, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., to request a registration form by mail. Take Winter By Storm www.takewinterbystorm.org Information for getting prepared and staying informed when bad weather strikes. Regional Public Information Network (RPIN) www.rpin.org One-stop resources for news alerts from more than 75 government, transportation, utility, health and emergency response agencies serving citizens in King, Pierce and Snohomish counties. American Red Cross www.seattleredcross.org/ In a disaster, the American Red Cross responds with food, shelter and hope. King County Flood Warning System www.kingcounty.gov/environment/waterandland/flooding/warning-system.aspx


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Museum keeps city in touch with past The Renton History Museum offers changing exhibits four times a year, in addition to permanent exhibits exploring Renton’s rich heritage. Opening June 4 is “Creating Space,” an exhibit of the best of the City of Renton’s art collection. The museum also offers spring and fall series of cultural programs for

adults and children; check the website for dates and times. Tours and classroom programs are also available, and the museum has a research room to answer genealogy questions. Renton History Museum 235 Mill Ave. S 425-255-2330 http://www.rentonwa.gov/rentonhistorymuseum/

NEWS | Renton reporter Your paper: All Renton, all the time The Renton Reporter, with a circulation of about 26,000, is delivered weekly, free of charge, to homes throughout the city. Covering Renton’s news and telling your stories every week, the Renton Reporter is the only news organization fully dedicated to you and your city. Publisher Ellen Morrison and Editor Brian Beckley lead a team of dedicated reporters and sales people who work each day to bring you the information you need about the news, events and people in Renton. Reporter Tracey Compton covers the Renton School District, businesses and follows the feature stories that make Renton the great city it is. Dean A. Radford covers cops, courts and Valley Medical Center. Morrison heads the sales team of James Purviance and Lisa McLaren,




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Renton| RECREATION Highlands Neighborhood Center, 800 Edmonds Ave. N.E. This is 11,906 squarefoot center includes spectator seating in a gymnasium, a dividable multi-purpose room, classrooms, and a front entry counter. The 10-acre neighborhood park has excellent facilities for children and adults alike. North Highlands Neighborhood Center, 3000 N.E. 16th St. Located in a 2.6-acre park near McKnight Middle School. The activity building is staffed full time and has a carpeted gymnasium with basketball hoops. The park includes an outdoor basketball half-court, a field, picnic areas, play equipment and a tennis court. Rentals are available. Renton Community Center, 1715 S.E. Maple Valley Highway, 425-430-6700. A full-service recreation facility that includes a 2,200-square-foot fitness room and gym, plus classes including arts and crafts, dance, wellness and preschool through adult programs. Black River Riparian Forest and Wetland, north of Oakesdale Avenue Southwest and Southwest Seventh Street. Home to more than 50 species of birds, including one of the largest great blue heron colonies in the region. Burnett Linear Park, 502 Burnett Ave. S., is a 1.21-acre park in the South Renton neighborhood. A ten-foot wide promenade sidewalk, completed in 2007, connects the south half with the north half of the park. The large London planetrees shade recently installed features such as the playground, 6 picnic tables and a plaza. Carco Theatre, 1717 S.E. Maple Valley Highway, 425-430-6706, open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. A 300-seat facility used for business meetings, performances, receptions, seminars and other activities. Cascade Park, Southeast 162nd Street and 122nd Avenue Southeast. This 10.94-acre

park contains wooded areas and open fields and provides the neighborhood with playground equipment, a picnic area and walking paths. Cedar River Park, 1717 S.E. Maple Valley Highway and Houser Way. A 23-acre community park. Includes an activity building, ballfields, picnic areas, restrooms and Cedar River Trail access. The Carco Theatre and the city’s community center are also located on site. Cedar River Off-Leash Dog Park, proceed to the end of Mill Avenue South, cross over Houser Way South to South Third Street and take a left onto the unmarked access road to park. Nearly 4 acres of level ground are surrounded by a rustic split rail fence. The park includes a separate area for small and shy dogs, and has quickly become a popular gathering area for dogs and their handlers. Cedar River Trail Park, 1060 N. Nishiwaki Lane. The Cedar River Trail stretches for 4.5 miles within city limits and connects eastward to Maple Valley. This 24-acre park contains picnic areas close to the water’s edge, play equipment, a non-motorized boat launch and restrooms. Earlington Park, 272 Thomas Ave. S.W. This 1.5-acre park is in the city’s West Hill Earlington neighborhood. An eight-foot wide asphalt pathway surrounds the park and a new informational kiosk was constructed by park volunteers in 2006. The park includes a basketball court, picnic tables and funnelball, and provides views of Renton and Mount Rainier. Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park, 1201 Lake Washington Boulevard N. A 57-acre park with nearly 1.5 miles of Lake Washington waterfront. Includes boat launch sites, picnic shelters, play areas, tennis courts, volleyball courts, horseshoe pits, swimming areas, an

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Renton| RECREATION [ recreation from page 21] interpretive botanical walk, a fishing pier, a water walk, paved walking trails and restrooms. Heritage Park, 233 Union Ave. N.E. In June 2007 the City of Renton celebrated the opening of Heritage Park, which was named in honor of the area’s past, present and future. Located southeast of Renton Technical College in the Highlands, the park features play structures, climbing boulders, a picnic shelter, a play field, a half-court basketball court and paved and forested walking paths. Jones Park, 98 Wells Ave. S. This 1.2-acre park is located north of downtown Renton along the Cedar River. The playground has a riverine theme. Toddlers will be surprised at some of the playground characters they will encounter. A large wooden pergola boasts one of the largest wisteria vines in Renton. Kennydale Beach Park, 3601 Lake Washington Boulevard N. A sandy park on 1.8 acres along Lake Washington. Features a swimming beach with a pier and log boom, lifeguarded from mid-June through mid-August, noon until 8 p.m. Parking is east of the park on Burnett Avenue North. Kennydale Lions Park, 2428 Aberdeen Ave. This six-acre neighborhood park off of I-405’s exit 6 offers ballfields, a basketball court, a field, picnic areas and restroom areas. Kiwanis Park, 815 Union Ave. N.E. This nine-acre park in the Highlands features ballfields, an enclosed play area, ballfields, a basketball court, picnic facilities, restrooms, tennis courts and more. Kiwanis Bicentennial Air Park, 260 Rainier Ave. N. Located off of Rainier Avenue, this park features views of the Renton Municipal Airport and Cascade Mountains. Amenities include park benches. Liberty Park, 1101 Bronson Way North. The city’s oldest park is on 12 acres close to downtown. The city’s library is next door. Includes a skate park, basketball courts, a tennis practice wall, ballfields, play equipment, picnic tables and restrooms. Skate Park at Liberty Park, Bronson Way North and Houser Way North inside Liberty Park. Includes quarter pipes and skateable artwork, a twinkie, a funbox, mounds, bowls, a

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The City of Renton Parks Division maintains and operates public parks, trails and recreational facilities in the city. For more information or to reserve a facility or sign up for a recreation class, contact the Renton Community Center at 425-430-6700 or at 1715 S.E. Maple Valley Highway. Reservations must be made in person. For more information or additional parks, visit www.rentonwa.gov/living and click on Parks and Trails.


half pipe and more. Maplewood Golf Course and Driving Range, 4050 Maple Valley Highway, 425430-6800. A city-run 18-hole, 190-acre course along the Cedar River. Includes a pro shop, the privately owned River Rock Grill and Ale House and Maplewood Greens banquet facility. Maplewood Park, 3400 S.E. 6th St. Located west of the golf course, this 2.2-acre park at Newport Avenue Southeast includes half of a basketball court, T-ball field, play area, picnic and barbecue facilities and restrooms. Philip Arnold Park, 720 Jones Ave. S. This 10-acre neighborhood park offers lighted ballfields, a basketball court, covered picnic areas, multi-use fields, play areas, tennis courts and restrooms. The Piazza, 233 Burnett Avenue S. The Piazza is a major focal point for downtown residents and provides a space for community-wide special events and activities. Situated on less than an acre of property, the park features a combination of paved surfaces, landscaping, benches, boulders, raised seat walls and a fountain Riverview Park, 2901 Maple Valley Highway. This 11-acre park along the Cedar River was acquired in 1979 with Community Development Block Grant funds and has since been incorporated into the city’s Cedar River Greenway system. The park offers a kayak and canoe launching area, picnic areas, salmon displays and wildlife viewing. Ron Regis Park, 1501 Orcas Ave. S.E. This 12.5-acre sports park, located along the Cedar River just east of the golf course, offers a baseball field, soccer field, lighted basketball court and restrooms. The park is actually 45 acres, but most of the space is preserved in its natural state. Thomas Teasdale Park, 601 S. 23rd St. This ten acre neighborhood park, named after former park board member Thomas Teasdale, offers a variety of recreational opportunities for children and adults. Although the activity building is not staffed on a fulltime basis, neighborhood children have the opportunity to participate in after-school activities during the summer. Tiffany Park, 1902 Lake Youngs Way S.E. Tiffany Park covers 7 acres and is located at the intersection of Lake Youngs Way S.E. and Glenwood Ave. S.E. The park offers several recreational opportunities that include an activity building where neighborhood children can participate in after-school activities. Tonkin Park, 399 Williams Ave. S. The .3-acre park is known for its sculpture of a donkey. A brick and concrete bandshell is used for special events.

Renton River Days, July 25-27

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• Community booth application, available March 2014. The booths are for nonprofits, social service and public agencies, neighborhood associations, churches, service clubs, and festival sponsors. All exhibitors will be providing some type of free handson activity for children and families. IKEA Renton River Days does not have a commercial sales or vendor section. • Parade applications will be available in April. For more information, contact Tammy Kaiser, parade chair, at 425-306-8450 or email at rrdparade@comcast.net. • Renton Annual Art Show artist prospectus will be available this spring. Visit www.rentonannualartshow.com for information or to download the 2013 Artist Prospectus in Spring 2014. Information is also available by contacting Vicki Faull, committee chair at 425-254-9934 or email at vfaull@bannerbank.com.


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