DescriptionOriginally a Duwamish Indian encampment at the southern end of Lake Washington, Renton is a manufacturing city and producer of jet aircraft; Boeing rolled out its first commercial jet, the 707, at its Renton plant.
Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park, 2 miles north to 1201 N. Lake Washington Blvd., offers freshwater fishing, swimming, boating and a nature trail. Renton River Days, held in July, features arts and crafts, entertainment, rides, games and athletic events. Standing in Greenwood Memorial Park Cemetery, N.E. 4th St. and Monroe Ave. N.E., is a memorial to Seattle-born rock legend Jimi Hendrix.
Visitor InfoRenton Chamber of Commerce 625 S. 4th St. RENTON, WA 98057. Phone:(425)226-4560 or (877)467-3686
Things to SeeRenton History Museum