On the southeast shore of Lake Washington, Renton is home to some of the state's top employers as well as the training facility of the NFL's Seattle Seahawks. The facility, Virginia Mason Athletic Center, is the second biggest NFL training facility in the United States at 200,000 square feet. Visitors to Renton will find plenty to do, such as visiting the city's most popular park in the 53-acre Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park on Lake Washington, or learning about the city's history at the Renton History Museum.
Visitors to Renton might arrive via the nearby Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) or by car via Interstates 5, 405 and 90. The city is also served by King County metro and Sound Transit. Arriving by train is another option as the Sounder Commuter Train and Amtrak trains both stop at the Tukwila/Renton station. Renton has over 25 parks and trails for outdoor enthusiasts to explore. Enjoy the arts at the Renton IKEA Performing Arts Center or the Renton Civic Theatre.
Weather in Renton is characteristically mild like the rest of the Seattle area. Winters are cool and rainy with highs between the 40s and 50s. Summers are warm and mostly dry, with temperatures averaging in the 70s, while occasionally getting into the 80s. Renton was settled in the 1860s as a mining and logging town.