Community invited to Lowman Beach Park seawall and beach restoration meeting

Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) invites the community to provide input on the preliminary design for the Lowman Beach Park seawall project. Please join us at the upcoming public meeting on Thursday, February 28, 2019 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at The Kenney, 7125 Fauntleroy Way SW.

Lowman Beach Park is a neighborhood park on the water located north of Lincoln Park at 7017 Beach Dr. SW. 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 and sliding towards the water. It is SPR’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.

In May 2017, together with Environmental Science Associates (ESA), the design consultant for the project, we presented design options to the community. We hired ESA as the design consultant to continue the design process that began with the feasibility study. 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 for 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.

For more information, please visit https://www.seattle.gov/parks/find/parks/lowman-beach-park. If you have questions about the project, or if you need an interpreter or accommodations please contact David Graves, SPR Strategic Advisor, at david.graves@seattle.gov or 206-684-7048.