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MESSAGE FROM THE MAYOR Welcome to Renton, one of the most livable cities in the Puget Sound region! It is my pleasure to welcome you to our beautiful community. Renton has a unique advantage of being located along the southern shore of Lake Washington. We are a city of 102,700 residents, and we continue to be one of the fastest growing cities Denis Law in King County. Renton Mayor provides an excellent quality of life, exemplified by our rich diversity, business friendly climate, wonderful neighborhoods, as well as a wide selection of shopping options, and so much more. We enjoy beautiful, wellmaintained parks and recreation facilities, a nationally recognized public school system, and world-class healthcare services. Renton residents have built a community that welcomes people from all backgrounds. Our quality of life is enhanced by cultural amenities, safe streets, and a range of housing options. We offer everything from apartments, downtown condominiums and luxury homes, to multi-family developments and single-family subdivisions. Our award-winning Renton School District continues to garner strong support from the community. For more than two decades, school levies have been approved year after year. Renton Technical College continues to be a world-class community college and many students are employed after graduation. Looking for fun things to do? The Landing is a prime destination that provides premier shopping, great restaurants and entertainment for all. Renton’s (Continued on page 4)
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RENTON INFORMATION YOU WANT TO KNOW (Continued from page 2) downtown, the Highlands, and other neighborhoods have more wonderful stores and restaurants – from ethnic cuisines from around the world to unique boutiques and cozy cafes. For sports enthusiasts, Renton is proud to be home to the Seattle Seahawks. They’re the Super Bowl XLVIII champions, and draw thousands to training camp in July and August. For other exciting activities, explore over 2,800 areas of parks and playgrounds, take a stroll along the Cedar River Trail or discover treasures about our city’s roots at the Renton Historical Museum. If you’re feeling adventurous, visit the Henry Moses Aquatic Center, play a round of golf at the Maplewood Golf Course or have a BBQ at Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park. If you like fresh produce, homemade foods, and gorgeous flowers, you’ll enjoy
our Renton Farmers Market every Tuesday from June to September at Piazza Park in downtown. Renton is the hub for world-class companies, which draw from an exceptionally talented and welleducated workforce in high-tech, manufacturing, medical, biotech, and service industries. We are home to Boeing, Kaiser Permanente, PACCAR and IKEA, who have powered the economy’s growth. Our friendly, probusiness climate continues to attract new businesses to our community, plus 10 hotels, including a luxury Hyatt Regency hotel and conference center on the shores of Lake Washington. As Mayor, I invite you to explore the many wonderful amenities and services we offer. To learn more, please visit our website at rentonwa. gov and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and NextDoor. Mayor Denis Law
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CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS • Ed Prince, Council President • Don Persson, President pro-tem • Randy Corman • Armondo Pavone • Ryan McIrvin • Ruth Perez • Carol Ann Witschi CONTACT E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. To e-mail an individual council member, use this protocol: email@example.com. Website: 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.
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RENTON INFORMATION YOU WANT TO KNOW COMMUNITY RESOURCES CITY OF RENTON City Hall: 1055 S. Grady Way • 425-430-6400 Website: Rentonwa.gov Facebook: CityofRenton Twitter: CityofRenton Youtube: CityofRenton COMMUNITY SERVICES Facebook: RentonCommunityServices DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HELP Domestic Abuse Crises Line • 425-656-7867 WASHINGTON STATE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE advhotline.com Hotline: 1-800-562-6025 (voice/TTY) YWCA DOMESTIC VIOLENCE Website: ywcaworks.org/programs/domesticviolence-advocacy EMERGENCY SERVICES Website: rentonwa.gov/emergencies Twitter: RentonEM FIRE DEPARTMENT Located within the 38.1 square mile Renton service area there are six fire stations housing six engine companies, one truck company, two basic life support units, two battalion chiefs and staff. Each engine and company is continually staffed around the clock with three firefighters
and the basic life support units with two firefighters. Advanced life support service is provided by King County Medic One. Website: rentonwa.gov/fire Facebook: RentonFire Twitter: CityofRenton Fire Station #11 211 Mill Ave. S. Fire Station #12 1209 Kirkland Ave. N.E. Fire Station #13 18002 108th Ave. S.E. Fire Station #14 1900 Lind Ave. S.W. Fire Station #16 12923 156th Ave. S.E. Fire Station #17 14810 Petrovitsky Road S.E. Fire Training Division: 1900 Lind Ave. S.W. • 425-430-7100 HUMAN SERVICES: Assistance and Discount Programs Need help? Call the Crisis Clinic Community Information Line, 2-1-1, Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.-6 p.m. If your cell phone does not connect, dial 1-877-211-9274. TDD 206-461-3610. Operators will direct you to telephone numbers for local
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KING COUNTY LIBRARY SYSTEM Website: kcls.org Facebook: KingCountyLibrarySystem Twitter: KCLS Downtown Renton 100 Mill Ave. S. • 425-226-6043 Monday - Thursday: 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. Friday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Saturday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday: 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Fairwood 17009 140th Ave. S.E. • 425-226-0522 Monday - Thursday: 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. Friday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Saturday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday: 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Highlands 2801 N.E. 10th St. • 425-277-1831 Monday - Thursday: 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. Friday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Saturday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday: 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. (Continued on Page 7)
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RENTON INFORMATION YOU WANT TO KNOW (Continued from page 5) LICENSES & PERMITS Vehicle Licensing Office Renton Licensing, Inc. 329 Williams Ave. S. • 425-228-5640 Website: dol.wa.gov Monday-Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
POST OFFICES 17200 116th Ave. S.E. Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday 9 a.m.-1 p.m. 4301 N.E. 4th St Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 314 Williams Ave. S. Monday - Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Drivers Licensing Office Renton Licensing Svc Office 1314 Union Ave. N.E. • 425-277-7230 Website: dol.wa.gov/driverslicense Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Thursday 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Closed Sunday & Monday
RENTON HOUSING AUTHORITY 2900 N.E. 10th St. • 425-226-1850 Website: rentonhousing.org Facebook: rentonhousing Twitter: renton_ha
Pet License 1st floor Renton City Hall 1055 S. Grady Way • 425-430-6850 Altered Dog or Cat - $30.00 Unaltered Dog or Cat - $50.00
RENTON MUNICIPAL AIRPORT 616 Perimeter Road W. • 425-430-7471 Website: rentonwa.gov/airport Facebook: pages/Renton- Airport/150208068360933
Marriage License King County Regional Justice Center 401 Fourth Ave. N. • 206-205-7330
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RENTON POLICE DEPARTMENT 1055 S. Grady Way 425-430-7500 - Business Line 425-235-2121 - Non -Emergencies Website: rentonwa.gov/police Facebook: RentonPDWA Twitter: rentonpdwa PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION King County Metro: tripplannerkingcountygov or call 206-553-3000 Sound Transit buses & Sounder Commuter Rail: Website: soundtransit.org UTILITY BILLING (FINANCE DEPARTMENT) Email: UB@rentonwa.gov • 425.430.6852 Billing inquiries, requests for new service, and requests to have water turned back on should be directed to Utility Billing. For additional information please visit their website at rentonwa.gov/government then click on City Departments and Services go to Utility Systems Do you have a question about your utility bill or water shut-off? Contact Utility Billing. (Continued on page 8)
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RENTON INFORMATION YOU WANT TO KNOW (Continued from page 7) VEHICLE EMISSIONS TESTING 805 S.W. 10th St., Renton, 98055 425-228-6453 3002 A St. S.E., Auburn, 98002 • 253-939-1225 VOTER REGISTRATION King County Elections 919 S.W. Grady Way • 206-296-VOTE (8683) TTY: 206-296-0109 Fax: 206-296-0108 Weekdays 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Website:kingcounty.gov/depts/elections.aspx WASTE DISPOSAL If you do not currently receive garbage and/or recycling service, please contact Republic Services at 425-235-0269 to establish service. HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE For a list of accepted materials and quantity limits and restrictions, call the Household Hazards Line at 206-296-4692 RENTON TRANSFER STATION 3021 N.E. 4th St. 206-477-4466 or 1-800-325-6165 ext. 74466 TTY relay: 711; Fax: 206-296-0197 Hours: Mon-Fri: 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sat & Sun: 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. “This facility is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day. REPUBLIC SERVICES BLACK RIVER TRANSFER STATION 501 Monster Road S.W. 425-235-0269 Website: RepublicServicesNW.com Hours: Mon-Fri 6 a.m. - 6 p.m.
BOW LAKE RECYCLING & TRANSFER STATION 18800 Orillia Rd S, Tukwila • 206-477-4466 Hours: Tue - Fri 6 a.m. - 8 p.m. Sat - Sun 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Website: kingcounty.gov/depts/dnrp KING COUNTY WASTE MOBILE Weekly Wastemobile service available at The Oulet Collection (formerly SuperMall) in Auburn each Saturday The Outlet Collection, 1101 Outlet Collection Way, Auburn Hours: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. THE SALVATION ARMY 206 S. Tobin St. • 425-255-5969 Website: renton.salvationarmy.org THE SALVATION ARMY RENTON ROTARY FOOD BANK AND SOCIAL SERVICE CENTER 206 S. Tobin St. • 425-255-5969 Website: renton.salvationarmy.org Facebook: pages/The-Salvation-Army- Renton-Rotary-Food-Bank-and-Social-Service- Center/82646606167 SUSTAINABLE RENTON Website: sustainablerenton.org Facebook: SustainableRenton
CULTURAL/ENTERTAINMENT EVERGREEN CITY BALLET 2230 Lind Ave. S.W. • 425-228-6800 Website: evergreencityballet.org Facebook: EvergreenCityBallet Twitter: ecballet
IKEA PERFORMING ARTS CENTER 400 S. 2nd St. • 425-204-3454 Website: rentonschools.us/RIPAC Facebook: pages/Renton-Ikea-Performing-Arts- Center/160533667300205 Twitter: Renton_Schools RENTON CIVIC THEATRE 507 S. 3rd St. • 425-226-5529 Website: rentoncivictheatre.org Facebook: RentonCivicTheatre Twitter: RentonCivic CARCO THEATRE 1717 Maple Valley Hwy. • 206-453-1489 Website: carcotheatre.org Facebook: CarcoTheater Twitter: carco_theatre RENTON FILMFRENZY Website: washingtonfilmworks.org/tag/rentonfilm-frenzy Facebook: RentonFilmFrenzy?fref=ts Twitter: wafilmworks RENTON HISTORY MUSEUM 235 Mill Ave. S. • 425-255-2330 Website: rentonwa.gov/rentonhistorymuseum/ Facebook: RentonHistoryMuseum Twitter: rentonhistory SEATTLE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL Website: siff.net Facebook: SIFFNews Twitter: siffnews
RENTON CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 625 S. 4th St. • 425-226-4560 Website: gorenton.com Facebook: rentonchamber Twitter: rentonchamber (Continued on page 9)
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RENTON INFORMATION YOU WANT TO KNOW (Continued from page 8) VALLEY MEDICAL CENTER 400 S. 43 St. • 425-228.3450 Website: valleymed.org Facebook: valleymed • Twitter: valleymed THE LANDING 828 N 10th Pl • 866-651-9723 Website: thelandinginrenton.com Facebook: TheLandinginRenton Twitter: LandinginRenton
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ORGANIZATIONS KIWANIS CLUB OF RENTON “Serving the children of the world” We meet every Thursday at 7:27 a.m. at Renton Technical College - Culinary Room Website: kiwanisrenton.org/
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FRED HANCOCK AMERICAN LEGION POST 19 3224 N.E. 12th St. • 425-271-1439 Post and Auxilary meetings are held on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 7:30 pm. Website: post19.org
RENTON FARMERS MARKET 233 Burnett Ave. S. • 425-430-7214 Website: rentonfarmersmarket.com Facebook: RentonFarmersMarket Twitter: RentonFarmersM
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RENTON ROTARY 206 S. Tobin St • 425-255-5969 Website: rentonrotary.org RENTON COMMUNITY CENTER 1715 Maple Valley Highway 425-430-6700/425-430-6701 The Renton Community Center is a full service recreation facility that includes a 2,200 square foot fitness room with cardio, stretching and strength equipment, group fitness classes, personal training, and three racquetball courts. The Renton Community Center also features a 3300 square foot banquet room available for private rentals, two full size gyms, meeting rooms, and a full-service caterer’s kitchen. Monday-Thursday 6 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday 6 a.m.-5 p.m. • Saturday 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Website: rentonwa.gov/rcc/ RENTON SENIOR ACTIVITY CENTER 211 Burnett Ave. N. 425-430-6633/425-430-6631 Hours: Mon, Tue, Thur & Fri - 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Wed - 9 a.m.-9 p.m Website: rentonwa.gov/senioractivitycenter (Continued on page 10)
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RENTON INFORMATION YOU WANT TO KNOW RECREATION RENTON POOLS COMMUNITY Facebook: pages/Renton-Pools- Community/166322526729951 HENRY MOSES AQUATIC CENTER 1719 S.E. Maple Valley Highway 425-430-6780 Website: rentonwa.gov/hmac GENE COULON MEMORIAL BEACH PARK 1201 Lake Washington Blvd. N. LIBERTY SKATE PARK 101 Houser Way N. Website: liberty.edu/skatepark Facebook: rentonskatepark
RENTON SCHOOL DISTRICT 300 S.W. 7th St. • 425-204-2300 Website: www.rentonschools.us Facebook: renton.schools Twitter: Renton_Schools COMMUNITIES IN SCHOOLS OF RENTON Renton City Hall, 200 Mill Ave. S. #515 • 425-430-6658 Website: renton.ciswa.org Facebook: CommunitiesInSchoolsofRenton Twitter: CISofRenton
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BE PREPARED RENTON/KING COUNTY • Renton Emergency Management, 425-430-7000. Online at rentonwa.gov • Renton ALERT Emergency Notification System (reverse 911): sign up online at rentonwa.gov (click on Emergencies tab) Take Winter By Storm takewinterbystorm.org Information for getting prepared and staying informed when bad weather strikes. Regional Public Information And Notification Service kingcounty.gov/depts/emergency-management/alert-king-county ALERT King County is a regional public information and notification service offered by King County Emergency Management. ALERT King County helps you stay informed about potential hazards and threats that impact your area. Register your physical address(es), email address(es), and phone number(s) to receive important safety information during an emergency. Sign-up is free. American Red Cross - 206-323-2345 redcross.org The American Red Cross Northwest Region brings together local volunteers to care for their neighbors, trains hundreds of thousands of people each year in life-saving skills, and responds to a local disaster almost daily. With offices located throughout the state, we serve the people, businesses and communities of Washington and the Idaho Panhandle. King County Flood Warning System kingcounty.gov/environment/waterandland/flooding/warning-system. aspx King County Flood Warning Center 206-296-4535 or 800-768-7932 King County Flood Warning Information line 206-296-8200 or 800-945-9263 Metro Transit Disruptions kingcounty.gov/depts/transportation/metro/alerts-updates.aspx King County Road Alerts kingcounty.gov/depts/transportation/roads/road-alert.aspx An e-mail subscription service Hazardous Waste Disposal Home: 206-296-4692 Business: 206-263-8899 hazwastehelp.org Public Schools Emergency Communications System entonschools.us TRAVEL FORECASTS • Seatac Airport - portseattle.org/seatac • State highway real time road and weather information wsdot.wa.gov/traffic • Mountain Pass Reports wsdot.wa.gov/traffic/passes Washington State Travel Alerts wsdot.wa.gov/traffic/trafficalerts TRAVEL INFORMATION BY PHONE - 511
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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.
Web site: RentonSchools.us/domain/43 425-204-2340 Board members do not maintain offices in the district office. • Mrs. Alisa Louie, District , Director firstname.lastname@example.org • Avanti Bergquist, District 2, Director email@example.com • Lynn Desmarais, District 3, President firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Damien Pattenaude Dr. Damien Pattenaude was sworn-in as Renton School District’s new superintendent, effective July 1, 2017. Phone: 425-204-2340 Dr. Damien Pattenaude email: email@example.com Office: Kohlwes Education Center, 300 S.W. Seventh St., Renton District website: RentonSchools.us
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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. To see upcoming agendas, visit boarddocs.com/wa/rpswa/Board.nsf/public
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Renton Techncial College Renton Technical College offers training, re-training and career paths for those who seek marketable job skills or to upgrade current skill sets. Specialized programs allow students, with or without high school credentials, to enter at numerous times, progress in accordance with individual aptitudes and complete low-cost training to make job entry and success possible. Renton Technical College is able to monitor and respond to the needs of the local workforce through the guidance of program advisory committees comprised of both management and labor. Almost 400 volunteers serve on 40 of these committees to recommend instructors, evaluate education materials and equipment, assist in placement, evaluate programs and specify training needs. Training at Renton Technical College is relevant in today’s real-world job market. The worker of tomorrow is trained by the journey-level instructor of today. Trainees are ensured that only those skills and concepts essential for seeking, gaining and holding a job are
taught. Mathematical, scientific, communication and human relation skills are integrated into practical instruction. Renton Technical College’s goal is to provide job training in the shortest period of time at the least cost is an important concept for both the student and the Washington taxpayer. Training at the College is comprised of three programs: • Full-time, initial job training • Part-time, re-training or upgrading
existing skills • Apprenticeship-related instruction For students who need a refresher course, Renton Technical College provides instruction in the basic skills of reading, writing and math, assistance studying for a high school diploma or equivalency certificate, and developing better comprehension of English. The Renton Technical College campus is located on 30 acres just north of NE 3rd Street in Renton, Washington. Twelve permanent structures and four portable buildings house the majority of the training facilities. Renton Technical College also operates numerous satellite locations throughout King County. Renton Technical College is one of 34 colleges in the State of Washington operated by the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges. The Renton Technical College service area encompasses the Renton, Kent, Auburn, Tahoma and Enumclaw School Districts and the central and south portions of the Seattle School District.
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RENCON IS BACK! WHAT’S RENCON? Renton Comicon is a celebration for comic book geeks, technophiles, cosplayers, & nerds of all ages! It is a place where you can buy your favorite comic book, find that collectible you have been looking for, & purchase a t-shirt that proudly displays your geekdom! It is a place to listen to the latest, from leading science gurus, attend a wide range panels, listen to the making of your favorite podcast, & hang out with celebrities! It is a place to come dressed as you are or as your favorite comic book hero. It’s a place to learn about the craft of cosplay, enter a contest, & take a selfie with your favorite cosplayers! Mostly it is a place where anyone & everyone can come enjoy a weekend of family fun and let your inner child come out to play! WHO WE ARE? The Rencon team is a passionate group of volunteers that endeavored to create a place and event where we could expand and cultivate the nerd culture in southern King county year after year. We look forward to growing and enjoying all that Rencon has to offer for nerds and geeks of all ages. We are
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Once again we will be showcasing the best the northwest has to offer in comicons. In addition to having special guests, panels, vendors, cosplay contests, & a burlesque show, plus we will be bringing back the kick off VIP party. (Location TBA) This is one fun filled weekend you don’t want to miss out on.
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RENTON HISTORY MUSEUM The Renton History Museum is the repository for the history of greater Renton. Jointly supported by the City of Renton and the Renton Historical Society, the Museum’s mission is to preserve, document, interpret, and educate about the history of greater Renton in ways that are accessible to diverse people of all ages. The Museum does this by providing exciting exhibits and programs throughout the year. The museum has a collection of over 17,000 photographs spanning all periods of Renton’s past. Over 10,000 objects and archives also document Renton’s history; these include early books and newspapers, records from local businesses, ephemera and photos relating to school life, and collections of coal mining and fire-fighting artifacts. The Museum has a small research library open to the public during the week by appointment. Museum staff and volunteers are available to assist researchers with historical and genealogical questions. The Museum is housed in an Art Deco-style former fire station at Mill Avenue South and Houser Way. Constructed in 1942, it is the
The Renton Historical Society The Renton Historical Society (RHS) is a non-profit organization that provides private sector support for the Museum. The RHS offers memberships to anyone interested in supporting the Museum’s mission to document, preserve, and educate about the history of the area. RHS members actively assist with the Museum’s activities around the city. The RHS Board of Trustees meets at the Museum on the last Tuesday of every month (except December) at 5:30 p.m. The meetings are open to the public and visitors are welcome. Please call the Museum at 425-255-2330 to confirm meeting date, time, and location.
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Center, grocery stores, libraries, banks, to visit a friend, cultural and social activities, medical appointments, and local errands. Register for service by phone. There is no application or in-person eligibility screening. Riders may request service up to 30 days in advance and same day service on a space available basis. The shuttles are equipped for people who have difficulty using stairs or use a mobility aid. Hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. Shuttles are free, although donations are welcomed. To request a ride, or for more information, call 206-727-6262 or visit www.soundgenerations.org.
A man steps out a Hyde shuttle for seniors. Qualified volunteer drivers are PHOTO COURTESY CITY OF RENTON FACEBOOK PAGE ADA PARATRANSIT PROGRAM available to provide rides for medical This program is for people who have appointments and other essential services. To qualify for transportation, you need to be 60 years or older, a King a disability, which prevents them from using a lift equipped Metro bus. There is no income limit. People registered under ADA Paratransit can use County resident, and have no other transportation options available. ACCESS transportation van service in all areas, on days and times Metro For information, call Volunteer Transportation for Seniors at 206-448buses operate. 5740 between 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Riders can bring a personal care attendant, if they are unable to use HYDE SHUTTLE ACCESS transportation alone. They can also bring at least one friend on The Hyde Shuttle offers free door-to-door service throughout the Renton any trip. city limits for seniors aged 55 years and older and people with disabilities Reservations for ACCESS transportation van service can be made up to of all ages. They provide transportation to the Renton Senior Activity one week in advance. Call 206-205-5000. Metro fare is $1.75 per ride.
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RENTON HISTORY MUSEUM CULTURAL EVENTS March-May 19, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 235 Mill Ave. S. Join us to learn about three trendsetters in black and white fashion: the church, Queen Victoria, and Coco Chanel. The black and white fashions featured in the exhibit were worn by Rentonites from the 1870s all the way up to the 1960s. The exhibit will also delve into how black and white photos color our view of history. Most of the artifacts have never been displayed before; you do not want to miss this exhibit! AARP DRIVERS SAFETY PROGRAM Thur., March 22 & 29, 12:30-4:30 p.m. Renton Senior Activity Center 211 Burnett Ave. N. This eight-hour (four hours each day) classroom oriented (no driving) course covers state laws, driving conditions and safety. Course completion qualifies seniors for the state mandated insurance premium reduction. Payment is made by check or money order payable to AARP on the first day of class. Registration begins on the first working day of the month. Will will meet in the large meeting room. Fee: $20 ($15 with AARP membership) COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE Sat., March 24, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Renton Community Center 1715 Maple Valley Hwy Free admission for shoppers. Seek out those treasures you never knew you needed! Over 75 booths. Held indoors. Info 425-430-6700. RENTON CITY CONCERT BAND Sun., March 25, 2 p.m. Renton IKEA Performing Arts Center, 400 S 2nd St. Bring in the spring with this 65-member band under the direction of Mike Simpson. $10 Adults, $7 Students & Seniors
APRIL 50+ SENIOR RESOURCE EXPO Sat., April 7, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Renton Senior Activity Center 211 Burnett Ave. N. Improve your independence, health and quality of life. More than 40 vendor exhibit displays, presentations on a variety of subjects such as health, finance, transportation, housing, and more. No registration is required. SEAHAWKS 12K RUN AT THE LANDING Sun., April 15, 2018, Registration 6:30-8:45 a.m. Event Day Schedule 6:30 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. – Day of Race Registration and Packet Pick-up
28th ANNUAL RETURN TO RENTON CAR SHOW Sun., July 8, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 257 Burnett Ave. S., 98057 Check out classic vehicles at the annual Return to Renton Benefit Car Show and Cruise. For more information, call 425-430-7589 or visit rtrcarshow.org.
MAY SPRING RECYCLING DAY Sat., May 5, 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. RENTON YOUTH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Sun., May 6, 3 p.m. Carco Theatre - 1717 SE Maple Valley Hwy Enjoy music performed by both the Youth Symphony Orchestra and the Debut Orchestra. $10 Adults, $7 Seniors 50+ and Students, $5 Children (5 and under) Senior Stage Revue Thurs., May 10, 1 p.m. & Fri., May 11, 7 p.m. Back by popular demand the show of the century!! RSAC seniors will be singing, dancing and entertaining everyone. Join us because this show is always full of fun and laughter. We will have a matinée and an evening show. Tickets are required and will be available beginning April 16. Cost is $3.00. BIKE RODEO & FAMILY SAFETY FAIR Sat., May 19, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Highlands Neighborhood Center Ages 4 to 12. In partnership with Safe Kids Seattle South King County and collaboration with other emergency services, the City of Renton is offering a FREE bike safety event.
JUNE RENTON HISTORY MUSEUM CULTURAL EVENTS Thur., TBA - 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. 235 Mill Ave. S. Enjoy unique artifacts and photos from the Museum’s collection in this exercise in visualizing Renton history
RENTON FARMERS MARKET Tue., TBA, 3 to 7 p.m. Piazza, S. 3rd St. & Burnett Ave. S. The only Tuesday farmers market in the Puget Sound region. For more information, visit rentonfarmersmarket.com or call 425-430-7214. FISHING KIDS DERBY Sat., TBA Register by May 29 Rentonwa.gov/CyberSignup 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 & SWAP RECYCLING EVENT Sat., June 2, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Renton Memorial Stadium, 405 Logan Ave. N. • South Parking Lot Hosted by the City of Renton, is designed to divert quality goods from your waste stream and make them available to neighbors and non-profits who can use them. HENRY MOSES AQUATIC CENTER Open TBA 1719 S.E. Maple Valley Highway Call 425-430-6780 for more information. KENNYDALE BEACH PARK Open TBS 3501 Lake Washington Blvd. N. For more information, please call 425430-6700. GENE COULON MEMORIAL BEACH PARK Open TBA 1201 Lake Washington Blvd. N. For more information, please call 425430-6700
RENTON FABULOUS 4TH OF JULY Wed., July 4, Noon-9:30 p.m. Gene Coulon Memorial Beach 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., and a professional fireworks
RENTON RIVER DAYS SENIOR DAY BBQ PICNIC Thur., July 26 Renton Community Center 1715 Maple Valley Highway Tickets are required. For more information, call 425-430-6633. 33rd ANNUAL RENTON RIVER DAYS FESTIVAL July 27-29 Events are centered at Liberty Park. For more information, visit rentonriverdays. org. ANTIQUE CLASSIC BOAT SHOW Sat., July 28 - 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park. 1201 Lake Washington Blvd. N. acbs-pnw.org
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SEPTEMBER 2018 RENTON CITY COMIC CONVENTION (REN-CON) Sat., September 15 & Sun., September 16 Sat. 10 a.m. - 12 a.m. Vendor and Artist’s Rooms: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sun. 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Vendor and Artist’s Rooms: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Renton Pavilion, 233 Burnett Ave. S. www.rentoncitycomiccon.com POOCH PLUNGE Sat., September 15, & Sun., September 16 1719 S.E. Maple Valley Highway Bring your dog to the Henry Moses Aquatic Center. Cost is $10. FALL RECYCLING DAY Sat., September 15, 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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OCTOBER PIAZZA’S FALL HARVEST FESTIVAL AND BUSINESS EXPO TBA - 10 a.m.-4 p.m. All at the Piazza at Third and Burnett downtown. Booths full of produce, flowers, arts and crafts and food. There will be entertainment and pumpkin decorating contests. For more information, visit piazzarenton.com. RENTON FILMFRENZY WEEKEND TBA A 50-hour filmmaking competition that happens throughout Renton. The films are screened and the winners announced later in October. OLDE FASHION HALLOWEEN PARTY TBA- 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Main Street Square, Downtown Renton (Enter 200 block Main Ave. S.) Stroll downtown Renton for Trick or Treating. TRUCK OR TREAT TBA - 6 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Renton Community Center 1715 Maple Valley Highway Halloween fun for kids ages 2 to 10 years old, with a parent or guardian. For more
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COMMUNITY PARKS 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. No amenities. 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. 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 nonmotorized 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-footwide 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. No dogs allowed. Glencoe Park, 4440 N.E. 24th Street. This 0.4 acre park provides the neighborhood with playground equipment and picnic tables. The park is fenced on all sides, making it ideal for younger children.
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. 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. 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. No dogs allowed. 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, 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. 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. 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. Meadow Crest Playground, 3000 NE 16th Street, Renton. Meadow Crest Playground is a wonderful place for kids, families and their caretakers. Known as an inclusive playground, this vibrant and colorful outdoor space features fun and challenges for people of all ages and abilities. Inclusive Playground (2-12 years) The playground is open to all visitors: Monday - Thursday after 4:30pm, All day Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. All day during School District holidays and vacations, and summer. The playground is not available for private reservations. 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.
Renton Community Center, 1715 S.E. Maple Valley Highway, 425-430-6700. A full-service recreation facility that includes a 2,200-squarefoot fitness room and gym, plus classes including arts and crafts, dance, wellness and preschool through adult programs. 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. 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. Talbot Hill Reservoir Park, 710 South 19th Street. Hours: Sunrise to sunset. A large underground water reservoir was overlain with this 2.5 acre park, which hosts tennis courts with a practice tennis bang-board. There is offstreet parking in the park. 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. Veterans Memorial Park, Renton’s Veterans Memorial Park, 523 South 3rd Street, opened in 2003, and offers a unique setting to view and reflect on the names of nearly 2,000 etched marble plaques. Each plaque represents and honors a military veteran who served their country. Each plaque is unique, and deserves to be respected. Every Memorial Day, the City of Renton and local veterans groups provide a stirring ceremony at the Park. Windsor Hill Park, 432 Windsor Way N.E. Hours: Sunrise to sunset Native conifers and hardwoods comprise 50% of the park’s 4.5 acres, providing a natural backdrop to play areas. A grass ballfield and playground provide recreation for the neighborhood.
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