Northeast Renton Park - Master Plan

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Welcome to the Northeast Renton Park Master Plan Project, an initiative led by Renton Parks and Recreation to bring a new neighborhood park to the north end of the East Plateau neighborhood. Situated on approximately 18.5 acres of land, this park will address a critical need in the neighborhood.

Nestled between the May Creek Greenway to the north, Duvall Avenue to the southwest, and developed and undeveloped residential neighborhoods to the south and east, the proposed park site presents a unique blend of landscapes—forests, wetlands and streams, steep slopes, previously developed parcels. While this diversity may pose planning challenges, it also offers distinctive opportunities for recreation, relaxation, and a profound connection with nature.

Our main objective is to create a comprehensive master plan defining the vision, goals, and priorities for this new neighborhood park. Balancing natural landscapes with carefully selected features, we envision a park that caters to a spectrum of passive and active recreational activities, including:

  • Play areas and sport courts
  • Trails and trailheads
  • Gathering spaces
  • Access to nature

Community involvement is an important part of our park planning process!

This is your opportunity to help shape a new park to meet the current and future needs of the East Plateau neighborhood. During the park planning process, we want to hear what's important to you. A park that becomes a source of pride and joy for generations to come—a testament to the collaborative spirit and shared vision of our vibrant community.

Join us in this exciting endeavor!

Welcome to the Northeast Renton Park Master Plan Project, an initiative led by Renton Parks and Recreation to bring a new neighborhood park to the north end of the East Plateau neighborhood. Situated on approximately 18.5 acres of land, this park will address a critical need in the neighborhood.

Nestled between the May Creek Greenway to the north, Duvall Avenue to the southwest, and developed and undeveloped residential neighborhoods to the south and east, the proposed park site presents a unique blend of landscapes—forests, wetlands and streams, steep slopes, previously developed parcels. While this diversity may pose planning challenges, it also offers distinctive opportunities for recreation, relaxation, and a profound connection with nature.

Our main objective is to create a comprehensive master plan defining the vision, goals, and priorities for this new neighborhood park. Balancing natural landscapes with carefully selected features, we envision a park that caters to a spectrum of passive and active recreational activities, including:

  • Play areas and sport courts
  • Trails and trailheads
  • Gathering spaces
  • Access to nature

Community involvement is an important part of our park planning process!

This is your opportunity to help shape a new park to meet the current and future needs of the East Plateau neighborhood. During the park planning process, we want to hear what's important to you. A park that becomes a source of pride and joy for generations to come—a testament to the collaborative spirit and shared vision of our vibrant community.

Join us in this exciting endeavor!

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The Master Plan for the new park considers diverse perspectives, ideas, and needs. 

Have your own ideas for the new park? Add them below! Also feel free to ask questions. 

CLOSED: This discussion has concluded. - Thank you for your input!

We need a splash park or water park for kids to run through!

Shannon 19 days ago

I want to make sure this park is ADA accessible. Disabled people deserve to enjoy the outdoors and be a part of the experience as well. Especially disabled children. I hope all walkways, playgrounds, and amenities are wheelchair accessible.

Manisha 19 days ago

The image shows side walk on the west side of coalcreek as "existing"; that sidewalk doesn't exist today. As a lot of people point out, there needs to be imporovements on being able to access this Park. People do like to speed down Duvall, there needs to be safe side walks. I have seen atleast a dozen accidents.

Dags 22 days ago

Why in the world would we put in portable toilets?

Bourbonisgood 26 days ago

I see deer and bobcats in this area frequently. How does this project ensure that these animals will continue to have sufficient habitat to survive?

Stephen LaPlante 29 days ago

Beautiful location and I really LOVE the idea of the trail connection to sidwalk near the adjacent neighborhood.

I am disappointed that the sport courts (pickleball specifically) did not make it into this design.

I am disappointed that there is not a plan to include the connection to the Newcastle trail network from the outset. I have concerns about traffic and safety at the sidwalk connection to the Newcastle trail network instead. Coal Creek Parkway was originally a county road and had a speed limit of 50mph. Since the City of Renton has had the road, it's speed limit has been reduced to 35mph, but no design elements of the road were changed to reflect that. The road still feels like one you can go 50mph on and people do + much faster. Right now, almost no one uses that intersection crosswalk on foot and that is good because the folks ripping down Coal Creek Pkwy approaching from the south are coming around a nearly blind curve. If the park results in increased foot traffic at that intersection, I have serious concerns about folks getting hit by these cars as well as the affect that will have on North/South traffic. That section of Coal Creek Pkwy already backs up significantly at certain times of day. Adding delays to the movement of N/S traffic (longer and more frequent red lights due to foot traffic between new park and Newcastle trail network) may significantly worsen the problem. Could we not include the connector trail from the outset of the project and/or design the part of the connect that crosses Coal Creek as an underground passage or overhead walkway (my strong preference being the underground option).

This concept includes a future outdoor environmental education area. Without a specific plan for its use, I worry that it will go unused. I have seen those structures sit mostly unused in many parks. I would much prefer to have a sport court of some kind over this.

Please engage the Langley Ridge Community about the potential use of the trail easement on the tracts north of their development. I am sure residents there will be keen to understand the likelihood that the easement will be used and what measures will be taken to ensure that those using them do not venture off the trails and onto their properties.

I'd love to see at least one bike rack incorporated into the parking lot or elsewhere. There are a lot of neighborhoods at a medium distance from the park and I could easily imagine folks wanting to have the option to ride their bikes there instead of walking or driving.

Stephen LaPlante 29 days ago

I'm concerned with the access to the park, along with pedestrian safety. That curve on Coal Creek Parkway that the park is proposed to sit adjacent to is a known danger zone, where speeds routinely exceed 45-50 mph, and accidents are common. By what method are pedestrians to safely cross Coal Creek Pkwy to access the trail connection on the west side of the road?

BL 2 months ago

great space to build a park and allow the public to access a green space area. My hope is that it is a park that reflects and retains the natural space while also providing the aspects of a park where people can gather and play in nature.

JS 3 months ago

Hi! Please leave park bathrooms open year round! Child and senior residents need them. It was a challenge with them closed 2023-2024. Revise your toileting plan! It's tacky at best to close them. They are an essential service.

DMR 4 months ago

Provide trail access from the south or east for people and kids in Summerwind and Newcastle terrace.

Ryan 4 months ago

The radio control hobby has grown immensely. My son and I have gotten involved with this fun past time in the rock crawling part of it, but it has been difficult to find courses. We live very close to where this park will be developed and would love for it to include a 1/10th scale rc crawler course with varying terrain, bridges, ramps, off camber obstacles and the like. The closest course I know of is at Remote Control Hobbies in Covington. Please consider this as part of the development. My son and I would greatly appreciate it. Renton citizen since 1996.

Patrick M 4 months ago

Hello,
Me and several friends would love to see that or part of that be a disc golf course. It’s so much fun and afterward we usually go out somewhere to eat. I hope you would consider making it a disc golf course because I know there would be a lot of people that would use it and enjoy it.
Thank you,
Maxine Nagel

Maxine 4 months ago

Lighted pickleball courts in this neighborhood park?
I do not think so.
Play area for kids? YES
Sheltered picnic area? YES.
Soft trails? YES.
Pickleball? NO!

It's a semi-rural area; part of the May creek Greenway; home to loads of wildlife.
Which means subdued & minimal lighting.

MB 4 months ago

I feel it would be a great place for a disc golf course. It’s a fun sport that will bring a lot of people to this area to play and to visit local restaurants and stores. It will also help keep people who live here playing here and not having to travel 15 plus miles to spend money in other areas. Renton deserves the economical boost from this park. Being a resident who lives in the near the park site. I would love to see a place for our community members to congregate and play and have fun.

WoodyB 4 months ago

1. Would love to see dedicated pickleball courts with lights for the evening time. The demand is very, very high and the number of public courts in Renton is few.
2. An off leash dog park is a much needed space that Renton also doesn't have very many of.
3. Walking trails through shaded forest areas to connect with nature.

The PB courts and dog park can be further away from housing and the creek, closer to the road.

PhilT 4 months ago

Please add a dog park, pickleball, and basketball.

Tony 4 months ago

The idea of open spaces are needed but worry about tax dollars being spent on outlay and upkeep. Where is funding coming from?

Connected Neighbor 4 months ago

The city of Renton needs to put in turf sports fields with lights.

Theresident 4 months ago

I think a new park is a nice idea. Parks are important. But what about finishing the sidewalk refresh project in Maplewood Glen? Our driveway entrances are sunken and get flooded everytime it rains. But 2 doors down is fresh, new, non -flooding.

Astreiss 4 months ago

Would love to see a dedicated pickleball area with additional courts. big community out here!

MikeA 4 months ago
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