Tennis Courts Hand Carry Boat Launches Play Area Views



Lowman Beach is small, but like beaches everywhere, it has some 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.) The entire shoreline is available for hand carry boat launch. 

Lowman Beach Park Shoreline Restoration and Seawall Replacement Project

The Lowman Beach Park seawall is failing and needs to be removed. As visitors to the park have seen, the existing seawall is slowly falling over/sliding towards the water. It is Seattle Parks and Recreation's goal to remove the remaining seawall and continue the shoreline restoration work that began when the south half of the seawall failed in the mid-1990s.

Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) has determined that the project does not have a probable significant adverse impact on the environment. An environmental impact statement (EIS) is not required under RCW 43.21C.030(2)(c). This decision was made after review of a completed environmental checklist and other information on file with SPR. This information is available to the public on request. The Determination of Non-Significance was issued September 12, 2019.
Download the DNS document for additional information.

We are reviewing the 60% Design Plans, see below. The Basis of Design Report that supports the 60% design is also below.
Lowman Beach Park 60% Design Plans
June 2019 Lowman Beach Park Basis of Design Report

Thank you to everyone who attended the February 28 public meeting where we presented the preliminary design and gathered your input.
Download the February 28, 2019 meeting presentation
Download the February 28, 2019 meeting poster
Download the February 28, 2019 meeting notes

In May 2017, together with our design consultant Environmental Science Associates (ESA), we presented design options. We hired ESA as a design consultant in 2018 to continue the design process that began with the feasibility study, listed below. The design will take into consideration both the habitat benefits of the seawall removal and the coastal engineering ramifications of that seawall removal. Given the design constraints of the project, the existing tennis court will be removed. A remnant of Pelly Creek that currently flows under the seawall will be daylighted as part of the project.

Thank you to everyone who attended the May 31, 2017 meeting. The following documents were presented at the meeting.
Lowman Beach Preliminary Feasibility Study Presentation 5/31/2017
Three Lowman Beach Design Alternatives

Additional study and documents:
Lowman Beach Feasibility Study 12/7/2017
Lowman Beach Feasibility Study - Geotechnical Evaluation

Download the Lowman Beach Park Survey results from fall 2016

Boating rules and fees

Enjoy this park by canoe, kayak, sailboat, and more. Learn more about our boat ramp fees, boating rules and regulations, and general boating information on our Boating and Sailing page.

Reserve your tennis court

Same-day reservations can be made over the phone at (206) 684-4764 or in person. Find out more about how to reserve your space on our tennis court reservations page.