Thanks to Megan Downs, my fabulous intern for writing a bit about Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park! Another great location to do a photo session. Coulon_1

Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park is located just south of Seattle on Lake Washington. Coulon is very easy to find, just off of exit 5 on I-405, as well as a vast amount of parking and even a boat launch/parking area as well. Although on a sunny day beware, parking spots can be very hard to find with all the families that flock to Coulon. With many walkways going through the entire park, both on land and on water, the scenery is always different.

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With the large amounts of grass, there is also a lot of floating docks that you can use peruse the lake or even go fishing. If you feel the urge to actually play in the water, then you’re in luck! There is a beach that opens in mid-June that has a sizable beach to create all the sandcastles that your heart desires. Along with these two great attractions there are also tennis courts, sand volleyball courts, and a large playground that any child would want to visit.!


Park Hours: & a.m. – Dusk



1201 Lake Washington Boulevard North, Renton, 98056

From I-90 E to I-405 S:

  • Take I-90 E and then exit onto I-405 S
  • Take Exit 5
  • Continue right onto NE Park Dr
  • Take the next right onto Coulon Beach Park Dr
  • The main parking lot will be on your left

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