Enjoy this pixel-roll of Renton's Fabulous Fourth of July at Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park:
Fireworks are illegal to use, sell, and possess in Renton, which makes sense to me given the population growth, neighborhood design (e.g., in-filling on zero lots in some areas), and safety concerns. Building from Parker Follett (1918), I prefer gathering with my community to picnic and celebrate our nation's democratic freedom, which to me means contributing our collective will and creativity to enjoy a quality of life. I especially enjoy seeing familiar faces and friends, some of whom are gone now, which only reminds me to appreciate each holiday as special!
Celebrating independence at Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park remains another reason why I Love Renton and Renton is a great place to live, work, and play.
Parker Follett, M. (1918). The new state. Danvers, MA: General Books.