is a beautiful city located on the south shore of Lake Washington with
spectacular views of the lake, the Olympics, the Cascades, and Mount
Rainier. The fifth largest city in King County and the eleventh largest
city in Washington, Renton is quite literally at the center of an
extensive regional and international transportation network. The Cedar
River runs through the heart of Downtown Renton and offers an abundance
of natural beauty.
are many fun things to do in Renton, including great restaurants,
world-class parks for recreation, and unique places to shop. Renton
boasts the highest number of restaurants per capita of the major cities
in Washington, with choices ranging from fast food, to casual dining
chains and local fine dining favorites. Renton also has a diverse array
of arts and entertainment, festivals, and events. Take in a performance
at the Renton Civic Theater or the Renton IKEA Performing Arts Center.
Visit the Seattle Seahawks headquarters in Renton during training camp.
comes alive with film during May as site for a week of screenings of
the Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF) and October with the
Renton FilmFrenzy, a 50-hour filmmaking competition.
is an innovative, creative and energetic community, filled with
committed and caring people who work hard to make their city a great
place. Check out why Renton is “Ahead of the Curve.”
has a moderate temperature throughout the year with snow-peaked views
of Mount Rainier and the Cascade and Olympic Mountain Ranges.
January – High 50.0 F, Low 37.0 F
July – High 77.0 F, Low 58.0 F
January Rainfall – 5.7 inches
July Rainfall – 0.67 inches
Avg. Annual Rainfall – 37.0 inches
PROJECTS FILMED IN RENTON
Photo courtesy of CIty of Renton.
- – Laggies (2013)
- – Fat Kid Rules the World (2011)
- – Numerous commercials and short films
KEY LOCATIONS OF INTEREST
Photo courtesy of Renton Municipal Airport.
has a traditional Downtown, life-style shopping center and residential
communities on Lake Washington with views to the north & west – all
at a convenient location. The City boasts a municipal airport, sports
stadium, train depot that now houses the Renton Chamber of Commerce and
Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park on Lake Washington.
RELEVANT CONTACT INFORMATION
Local Film Liaison – Terry Higashiyama, Community Services Department, City of Renton, THigashiyama@rentonwa.gov,
Agency that issues permits and costs – Same contact as above; costs depend on usage of parks, etc. Right of Way permits are $10
Police or Sheriff’s Department or agency that handles traffic control – Renton Police Department, (425) 430-7500
DISTANCE TO CLOSEST LARGE AIRPORT
Seattle-Tacoma International Airport is 6 miles from Renton.
Renton is adjacent to Seattle and Bellevue.
Photo courtesy of City of Renton.
A full list of Renton area accommodations can be found here.