Seattle Parks to close Don Armeni boat ramp for eelgrass investigation on April 11


The piers and pilings at the Don Armeni boat launch on Harbor Ave SW will be replaced in 2020, but an eelgrass survey will first require the boat launch to be closed on April 11. It will reopen on April 12 after the investigation is completed.

Photo by Patrick Robinson

Seattle Department of Parks information

Seattle Parks and Recreation replaces the floating dock system and pilings at the Don Armeni boat ramp in West Seattle. Design and permitting efforts are underway. As part of the permit, the Department of Natural Resources requires a survey of eelgrass for the area affected by the floating docks.

These eelgrass survey work will require the closure of the launching ramp on April 11, 2019. During the closure, boaters will have to use another launching location. The closest launch point to the city of Seattle is Eddie Vine Boat Ramp, at the south end of Golden Gardens Park, 8001 Seaview Ave. NW.

Construction is scheduled for 2020 after design and obtaining permits. The Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office Boating Facilities Grant and Seattle Parks and Recreation are funding this project.

For more information, please visit https://www.seattle.gov/parks/find/parks/don-armeni-boat-ramp contact Garrett Farrell at 206-233-7921 or [email protected]


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