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Located on Harbor Avenue and Maryland Street south of the Duwamish Head, Don Armeni is the most popular of Seattle's saltwater boat ramps. Don Armeni's close proximity to many favorite fishing spots on the south end of Marine Area 10 and the other south Marine Areas makes it a popular ramp for fishers during salmon season. Another attraction is the view. From across Elliott Bay the Seattle waterfront looks spectacular, making Don Armeni a popular spot for ceremonies, photographers, and sightseers.

A boat launch payment machine is located on premise. The machine will accept coins or bills ($1, $5, $10 & $20), and issue a dated ticket. The machine will not provide change.

Current Project

Don Armeni Boat Ramp Improvement

Seattle Parks and Recreation is replacing the floating dock system and pilings at Don Armeni Boat Ramp in West Seattle. Design and permitting efforts are underway and as part of the permitting the Department of Natural Resources required an eel grass survey for the area impacted by the floating docks.

Construction is currently scheduled for 2021. We are working to obtain permits this year and bid the work for construction next year.

Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) recognizes the need served by Don Armeni and recognizes the concerns with any loss of this saltwater access. SPR plans call for the float replacement construction to be phased to keep one ramp at Don Armeni open at all times.

The "in water" work window for this body of water, set by the Army Corps of Engineers, is July - February. Work will overlap with peak use. Our plan is to prebuild the floats and begin construction once floats are on site to limit the time we impact the ramp.

The Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office Boating Facilities Grant and Seattle Parks and Recreation fund this project.

For additional information please contact Garrett Farrell at or 206-233-7921.

Watch this space for information about the Don Armeni Motorized Boat Ramp Floating Dock Replacement project.

Have your picnic here!

This park has reservable picnic areas. Visit our picnic reservations page for more information on how to have your event here.

Have your special ceremony here!

You can schedule an outdoor ceremony in almost any of our 400 parks, but this particular location is especially well suited for outdoor ceremonies. Please visit our outdoor ceremonies reservations site for more information.