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Welcome to Renton, a beautiful city located along the southern shore of Lake Washington. Renton is a culturally diverse city with a prosperous local economy. Our business-friendly atmosphere provides excellent benefits for both businesses and our citizens. Renton is home to a number of world-class employers, including The Boeing Company, PACCAR, IKEA, Sam’s Club, Fry’s Electronics, and many more. Renton’s beautiful setting is complemented by an affordable cost of living, enhanced quality of life, and safe streets. Numerous housing options are available to all income levels including urban apartments, downtown condominiums, luxury homes, beautiful multi-family developments along Lake Washington, and affordable single-family subdivisions. There is a wide range of fun and relaxing ways to spend your free time here in Renton. Our parks are some of the most beautiful and well-maintained in the region accompanied by our top-notch recreation facilities. Denis Law
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Take in the beautiful scenery at Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park, go for a walk along the Cedar River Trail, pay a visit to the Renton Historical Museum, or play a round of golf at the Maplewood Golf Course; the choice is yours. Renton also hosts a number of seasonal events. If you like movies, you are sure to enjoy the annual Renton/SIFF Seattle International Film Festival. If you’re looking to have some fun in the sun, Renton River Days is a great place to spend time with family and friends! Summer is fast approaching and the Renton Farmers Market is right around the corner. We welcome you to come to downtown Piazza Park every Tuesday during the summer for fresh produce, beautiful flowers, and homemade food. Our city also offers plenty of shopping and entertainment options. The Landing in Renton offers creative boutiques, brand-name shops, cozy cafes, restaurants, salons, spas, a movie theatre, and more. The perks don’t stop there; Renton’s downtown and the
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Highlands have several wonderful restaurants and retail stores that are sure to grab your attention. In recent years Renton’s population has increased to more than 97,000, growing from a small working-class town to a culturally diverse city. Renton has an active community that cares deeply about our schools, our neighborhoods, and the city itself. Public involvement is the backbone of our friendly community, and Renton is fortunate to have citizens who are fully invested in making Renton a better place. Last but certainly not least, Renton is the home of the Seattle Seahawks and their beautiful state-of-the-art training facility along the shore of Lake Washington. The 2014 Super Bowl Champions continue to impress our city while providing community opportunities where everyone can come together in support. I encourage you to come see for yourself what Renton has to offer; I can assure you that you won’t be disappointed.
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RENTON | THE ESSENTIALS 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.
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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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.
CROWN Wi-Fi 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. The coverage map, above, shows the location of and coverage provided by these base stations. Most laptops with built-in wi-fi capabilities should be compatible with the CROWN. 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 | FIRE Department serves 120,000 people The Renton Fire & Emergency Services Department 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 Pre-
paredness Academy, through the Renton Community Center, which offers classes in how 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.
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IKEA RENTON RIVER DAYS | JULY 24-26
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he biggest party of the summer is the 30th Annual Renton River Days celebration, a multi-day family festival and celebration of all things Renton, scheduled this year for July 24-26. As always, 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 17th year that IKEA has been the title sponsor for the city’s summertime festival.
Here’s the schedule: • Thursday, July 23, Senior Day Picnic, Renton Community Center. • Friday-Sunday, July 24-26, main festival weekend, Liberty Park. Event hours in Liberty Park will be July 24, 11 a.m.- 8 p.m.; July 25, 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.; July 26, 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. Featuring an expanded KidZone (inflatables and numerous 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 25, River Days Parade. The parade begins at 10 a.m. on South Third Street in downtown Renton. • Sunday, July 26, Rubber Ducky Derby. Ducks are launched from the Houser Way Bridge at 4:30 p.m. 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 24, and 1:30 p.m. Saturday, July 25, Wenatchee Youth Circus Performs at Cedar River Park. Tickets
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are $2 per children under 18, and $3 for adults 18 and over. Tickets will be available July 24 and 25 at the Festival Information Booth. 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.
Dates and deadlines There are some key deadlines and key dates, including: • Art Market application, available April 1. 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@
FYI • Festival information line and voicemail: 425-430-6528 • Email: smejlaender@rentonwa. gov
gmail.com. • Community booth application, available NOW at rentonriverdays.org. The booths are for non-profits, social service and public agencies, neighborhood associations, churches, service clubs, and festival sponsors. All exhibitors will be providing some type of free hands-on activity for children and families. IKEA Renton River Days does not have a commercial sales or vendor section. • Parade applications will be available April 1. For more information, contact Tammy Kaiser, parade chair, at 425-306-8450 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. • Renton Annual Art Show artist prospectus is available now at www.rentonannualartshow.com. Information is also available by contacting Vicki Faull, committee chair, at 425-254-9934 or email at email@example.com.
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Annual Community Garage Sale April 18, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Shop or rent a space at the Renton Community Center, 1715 SE Maple Valley Highway. Space is limited, so pre-registration is required. Call 425-430-6700 for more information. Spring Shredathon April 18, 9 a.m. to noon Free document shredding of up to five boxes containing paper documents, destroyed in a truck-mounted shredder. For more information, go to http://rentonwa. gov/living/default.aspx?id=1762. Seahawks 12k Run at The Landing April 19, 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/event-info/. Day-of-race registration starts at 6:30 a.m. 12k run starts at 9 a.m.
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MAY Services Department at 425-430-6600. Renton Youth Symphony Orchestra Spring Concert May 3, 3 p.m. The Renton Youth Symphony Orchestra will perform at Carco Theatre, 1717 S.E. Maple Valley Hwy. Tickets available at the door. For more info., call 425-430-6700.
The Renton Relay for Life is June 26-27 at Renton Memorial Stadium. For more info, visit rentonrelay.org.
Arbor Day and Earth Day Celebration April 25, 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Renton celebrates Arbor Day and Earth Day with the planting of trees, flowers, spreading landscaping chips and cleaning park areas. Meet at Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park, 1201 Lake Washington Blvd. N. To register, contact the Renton Community
Spring Festival May 9, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., The Piazza Celebrate Spring and the 12th Annual Spring Festival in the Piazza, South Third Street and Burnett Avenue South. Enjoy music, entertainment and kids’ activities. Shop arts and crafts vendors. Spring Recycle Event May 9, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. An opportunity for residents to recycle large items and hard-to-recycle materials in one place. Renton Technical College, North Parking Lot. For more information, call 425-430-7398.
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www.rentonreporter.com Spring Green & Clean May 16, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. The “Green and Clean” Saturday park volunteer project is a great way to help maintain the parks. Thomas Teasdale Park, 601 S. 23rd St. For more information or to register call 425-430-6600. Seattle International Film Festival May 21-27, Renton IKEA Performing Arts Center, Renton High School The Seattle International Film Festival returns to Renton for the fifth year, with the screening of about 18 films at the Renton IKEA Performing Arts Center. For more information, visit www.siff.net/ festival-2015. Memorial Day May 25, 1 p.m. Veterans honored at Veterans Memorial Park, 523 S. Third St.
JUNE Renton Farmers Market June 2-Sept. 29, 3 to 7 p.m. The only Tuesday farmers market in the Puget Sound region, the Renton Farmers Market will offer be at the Piazza, at South Third Street and Burnett Avenue South.
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Renton City Band Concert June 14, 2 p.m. The Renton City Band will perform at the Renton IKEA Performing Arts Center, 400 S. Second St. Tickets are $10, adults and $7 students and seniors and are available at the door. Henry Moses Aquatic Center opens June 20 1719 S.E. Maple Valley Highway Call 425-430-6780 for more information.
The Return to Renton car show is scheduled for July 12 downtown. For more info, visit www. gorenton.com. Contact Carrie Olson at 425-430-7214 or email email@example.com for more information. Annual Fishing Kids Day June 6 An annual Fishing Kids event at Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park for ages 5-14. Pre-registration and fee required. For more information, call 425-430-6700. Stop and Swap Recycling Event June 6, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Swap treasures or junk. Renton Memori-
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OCTOBER Piazza’s Fall Harvest Festival and Business Expo Oct. 10, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Booths full of produce, flowers, arts and crafts and food. There will be entertainment and pumpkin decorating contests. For more information, visit www.piazzarenton.com. All at the Piazza at Third and Burnett downtown.
This year’s National Night Out celebration is Aug. 4, 2015, at Thomas Teasdale Park. Downtown Art & Antique Walk Aug. TBD On the 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.
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Santa House Dec. 11, 12, 18, 19, 5 to 7 p.m., Fridays, 1 to 4 p.m., Saturdays Visit Santa at the Piazza in downtown Renton and have pictures taken at the Piazza, South Third and Burnett. Ivar’s Clam Lights opening night Dec. 4, 5 to 9 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. 5, 5 to 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.
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Renton School District 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. The Renton School District contains 14 elementary schools, three middle schools and three high schools as well as the Renton Secondary Learning Center, Renton Academy, Meadow Crest Early Learning Center, and the H.O.M.E. program.
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The Renton Senior Activity Center is located at 211 Burnett Ave. in North Renton. The Renton Senior Activity Center is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Wednesdays. The Renton Senior Activity Center sponsors free social, health, and recreational activities and services. This drop-in facility offers opportunities for fun, friendship, health, and socialization for citizens age 50 and over. For more information, call 425-430-6633.
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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. 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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RENTON | PARKS
ity of Renton Parks Division maintains 29 developed public parks, 13 miles of trails, 813 acres of public open space, an 18-hole public golf course, two lake-front beaches and a public boat launch. Highlands Neighborhood Center, 800 Edmonds Ave. N.E. This is 11,906 square-foot 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 1.21acre 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
The award-winning Meadow Crest Playground is located at the Meadow Crest Early Learning Center, 1800 Index Ave. N.E. on land shared by the city and the Renton School District. It is designed to be inclusive and is open to the public from dawn to dusk, except during school hours.
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park is in the city’s West Hill Earlington neighborhood. An eight-foot-wide asphalt pathway surrounds the park and 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 interpretive botanical walk, a fishing pier, a water walk, paved walking trails and restrooms. Heritage Park, 233 Union Ave. N.E. 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, restrooms and play 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. 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 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. 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 10-acre neighborhood park offers a variety of recreational opportunities for children and adults. Tiffany Park, 1902 Lake Youngs Way S.E. Tiffany Park covers seven acres and is located at the intersection of Lake Youngs Way S.E. and Glenwood Ave. S.E. 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.
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