About the Park
Located on beautiful Vashon/Maury Island and a short ferry ride away from Seattle and Tacoma, Dockton Park provides a public boat launch, moorage, a playground, beach access, and picnic facilities on Quartermaster Harbor.
Across the street from the park is access to Dockton Forest, 86 acres of working forest land that is connected to Dockton Natural Area and Maury Island Natural Area, creating a network of 12 miles of soft-surface multi-use trails - including 3 miles of beginner, intermediate, and advanced mountain bike park trails.
From 1892-1910, the Dockton area was home to the west coast's largest shipbuilding dry dock. To commemorate the significance, an 18' bell tower with the actual historic bell that used to signal shift changes at the dock was installed at Dockton Park in 2007. A walking trail with interpretive signs details the area's history starts at Dockton Park and continues up into the neighborhood.