Happy Holidays to Our Boating Community on Lake Washington
Seattle Parks and Recreation administrators are close to finishing the contract negotiations with Foss Waterway Management. We have been working hard to ensure that the contract we develop does not require any changes to the moorages that do not reflect the best interests of the moorage tenants or the surrounding communities. We have talked to tenants at Elliot Bay Marina and Foss Waterway in Tacoma and have heard over and over how responsive, supportive, flexible and pleasant they are to work with. We have found this to be true in our contract negotiations as well. We look forward to sharing more news in the New Year!
South Leschi Moorage
We made it through a very busy summer of boat traffic and now we have our winter storms and wind. Please continue to make regular trips to the moorage to check your vessel.
We all know the plywood application to the docks was meant as a temporary fix while Seattle Parks and Recreation negotiated a new concessionaire contract to rebuild the marina, but Seattle Parks and Recreation is actively pursuing funding from the state to replace the ineffective tube breakwater with a “state of the art” breakwater / dock system to minimize boat and wind wake in the moorage and provide transient/guest moorage to Leschi community. Many agencies are involved in an over the water project, so we anticipated the new dock to be completed by December, 2018.
Lake Washington water level is down, so we will begin repair on the aging, deteriorating pilings on outer A dock and several on B dock. With the repair of the pilings, we anticipate the main docks to have less of a ‘roller coaster’ affect. We know the finger piers need attention as well, so we will triage and begin work on those as time and funding allow. For those vessel owners who are on Docks A and C, you will be receiving individual electrical invoices quarterly. Meters will be read on January 1, April 1, July 1 and October 1. Invoices will be sent electronically for quarterly electricity used. If your vessel does not have a meter, your quarterly electricity will continue to be $12/quarter, at this time.
North Leschi Moorage
Seattle Parks and Recreation is currently reviewing a proposal for a new gate system for the moorages. If all goes well, replacement gates will be installed Spring 2017. Lake Washington water level is going down, so we will begin repair on the aging, missing and deteriorating pilings. We will continue to chip away at the maintenance list; electrical, decking, dry dock floats and more.
NEW Business Hours
12noon to 5:30pm, Monday through Sunday
Lakewood Marina: 206-475-6559
Leschi Moorage: 206-718-4619
CALL FIRST! Staff may be out on the docks, called away to assist at the other site or at a meeting.
A message from Peggy Tosdal, Moorage Operator, Seattle Parks and Recreation:
I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their patience as we learned a new line of business and navigated marina operations. The learning curve was quite steep, but I believe we have demonstrated our interest in providing safer and welcoming moorages. We plan to continue to chip away at the maintenance projects and open our doors to the community. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to staff or myself with your concerns or compliments. We will listen to both!
- Slip length start at 20' to 60'
- Dry dock storage: 16' or less
In Seattle's Seward Park-Lakewood neighborhood, Lakewood Moorage is nestled between Adam Street Beaver Habitat and Andrews Bay, one of a few recognized anchorage areas on Lake Washington. The moorage hosts as many as 140 water slips with several low dry dock small boat storage spots for 16' or less. In 1952, Lakewood Marina replaced the aging public boathouse which was built in 1910 to its' current facilities and operations on Ohler's Island.