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Lowman Beach Park

 
Address: 7017 Beach Dr SW, 98136 (Map It)
Seattle Parks and Recreation Information:
(206) 684-4075 | Contact Us TTY Phone: (206) 233-1509

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PARK FEATURES
  • Boat Launch (Hand Carry)
  • Play Area
  • Tennis Court (Outdoor)
  • View
  • Waterfront

HOURS

4 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.

ABOUT THE PARK

Lowman Beach is small, but like beaches everywhere, it has some surprises...it includes about 300 feet of rocky, saltwater shoreline a few blocks north of Lincoln Park. Above the beach is an acre of grass with tennis courts, swings...view of the Olympics, Alki Point, and Williams Point spread out in three directions. (Excerpt from Enjoying Seattle's Parks by Brandt Morgan.)

Acreage: 4.1

HISTORY

Lowman Beach was a gift to the city in 1909 by the Yesler Logging Company. It was called Lincoln Beach until 1925, when the name was changed to avoid confusion with the larger Lincoln Park to the south. The name was given in honor of James D. Lowman, who first came to Seattle as a teacher in 1887. In later years, he became wharf master for Henry Yesler, then went into the bookstore and printing business, and finally founded the Lowman and Hanford stationers and printing company. Lowman also served two years as park commissioner, from 1896 to 1898.

To learn more about Seattle Parks and Recreation, including historic landmarks, military base reuse, and the Sherwood History Files, view our Park History.

VOLUNTEER

In our large parks and recreation system, we could not do what we do without you.
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PROJECTS & PLANNING

Murray Combined Sewer Overflow Project
- Murray CSO


Photo by Laurel Mercury


Photo by Laurel Mercury


Photo by Daniel Somerfield


Lowman Beach Park in 1936. Photograph courtesy Seattle Municipal Archives.

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