Construction begins for Lowman Beach Park seawall and beach restoration project

Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) awarded the construction contract for the Lowman Beach Park Seawall and Beach Restoration project to Mike McClung Construction. The contractor is anticipated to mobilize on site in early September and this project will require partial closure of the park. Closure includes beach access, tennis court and trail access. Public access to a portion of the lawn and playground area will be maintained. 

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 will be removed as part of this project. As visitors to the park have seen, the existing seawall is slowly falling over and sliding towards the water. The goal of this project is 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. Construction is being funded in part with grants from the State of Washington through the Aquatic Lands Enhancement Account (ALEA) and the King County Flood Control District through the Cooperative Watershed Management (CWM) fund.

SPR hired Environmental Science Associates (ESA) as the consultant to continue the design process that began with the feasibility study. The design takes 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 please contact the project manager, Janice Liang, at Janice.Liang@seattle.gov.