Moorage News

September 13, 2017 Moorage Update

As many of you are aware, Legislation was passed last month authorizing Seattle Parks and Recreation to enter into a lease agreement with Marina Management LLC.  As we ramp up for an operational transition of the moorages, you will be seeing Marina Management around the marinas from time to time - please stop by and say hello if you see them. Seattle Parks and Recreation will remain at the moorages until the end of the year and work with Marina Management until they officially take over on January 1, 2018.

In the next few days current tenants will be receiving your invoice for 4th quarter payments, along with an introduction letter from Marina Management. This letter provides helpful information on the transition, 2018 contracts, and dates for upcoming meet and greets.

View the Legislation here

South Leschi Moorage Dock Construction

Seattle Parks and Recreation Moorage Operations received a violation notice for hazardous conditions at the South Leschi Moorage. This constitutes a "Red Tag", meaning the deteriorated piers need to be removed by August 2 as they are severely structurally damaged and deemed unsafe. As many of you are aware, there were some issues with docks breaking away during Seafair 2016 and we agree that removing the docks prior to this year's celebration is the prudent approach.

De-construction of the outer docks at South Leschi Moorage began on July 24, 2017. The salvage operation is expected to be completed by July 28, 2017.

Parks staff will be working to identify measures (contingent on approval from permitting agencies) that we can take to limit the wave attenuation for the next line of docks once the deteriorated piers are removed.   

Contract Status

To provide for the long-term sustainability of these moorages, Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) has reached an agreement, pending Council approval, to partner with Marina Management L.L.C. (MM) to operate, manage, maintain, and make capital improvements to the Leschi and Lakewood moorages. SPR and MM will enhance the marinas to improve public access, and provide safe and accessible public moorages that contribute to the economic, cultural, and recreational viability of the surrounding communities. This includes opportunities for the public to participate in activities at the marinas and transient moorage for those who do not have slips at the moorage facilities. Download the full announcement

Moorage Hours

Business Hours: 12 noon to 5 pm, Closed Wednesdays

NOTE: Door buzzers for both sites are NO longer working. Call before you arrive! Caution: Staff may not answer directly.  They are either out assisting a tenant, in a meeting or at the other moorage.  Be patient and we will call you back as soon as possible.

Marina Availability

All moorage slips are full for the season. We are accepting Waitlist Applications for upcoming vacancies. The application form is on our web site. There are just a few Dry Dock small boat spaces remaining. (less than 18’. Beam 6’ or less) They are first come first serve.

Moorage Maintenance

SPR will continue to chip away at all of the maintenance needs at our moorages.  We have created a priority list of needs and slowly working through that list.  We will be checking all cleats for attachment, dock boards and pilings.  We are not responsible for installing new mid-ship cleats at your slip.  It is the responsibility of the tenant. As a dry dock float tenant, all boat bunks, cleats, eye bolts, tie downs, etc. must be installed by tenant and removed upon departure.

Leschi Moorages

On January 30, 2017, SPR presented a grant proposal to the Recreation and Conservation Office requesting $1M for the construction of a new breakwater/transient moorage dock for South Leschi Moorage. The grant scored well, but we will not know for certain until the funding cycle is approved by the state.  We are working with SPR Planning and Development to assign a Capital Project Coordinator to the project so it can continue to proceed through all of the government agencies and into construction.  There will be opportunity for public comment throughout the process. In preparation for the new breakwater and the South Leschi Marina,

SPR will be moving Floats #1 and #2 to North Leschi Marina in April, 2017.  There will be no need to move your boats.  We will simply be moving the float from SL to NL. All abandoned boats from Dry Docks at NL will be moved to SL Moorage.

Lakewood Moorage

“A” dock between 23-25 will receive a re-built piling and sub structure to level out the ‘roller coaster’. We need a few good days in a row to start and finish the project.  “B” dock will have new slip signs by the end of April. “C” dock seems to be handling the boat traffic and wind fairly well.  Several finger pier pilings will be supported to reduce the “wiggle”.  Unfortunately, we will not be able to eliminate all of the wiggle.


  • 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.

Lakewood Marina
  Degrees Minutes Seconds
Latitude: 47 N 33' 48.6972"
Longitude: 122 W 15' 59.331"

Download the Lakewood Property Map