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Dockton Park and Marina

Dockton Park and Marina

PARK ALERT - Construction of the new playground will take place from approximately mid-August through October 2023. More information. 



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.

Marina and Playground Improvements:

Dockton Marina is open with moorage for up to 30 boats.

A multi-year project consisting of two phases is underway to improve the Dockton Marina. Completed in May 2022, Phase 1 replaced various piles and finger piers internally on the dock. Other improvements include new swim dock, fire suppression system, sewage pump out station, hardware replacements, nonskid coating, fixed pier cross bracing replacement (under bathroom). The new dock is constructed with plastic grating that lets light through and creates better habitat for sea life. 

    Phase 2 is in final design and will include removal and replacement of deep-water creosote piles, replacement of breakwater section of floating dock, and replacement of the boat ramp dock. Construction is estimated for 2024. 

    Construction of a new playground is taking place approximately mid-August - October 2023. The new playground will be a larger, more accessible play area with elements for all ages and abilities to enjoy with an emphasis on climbers, slides, and spinners geared toward 2-to-8-year-olds. In addition, the renovation provides an opportunity to improve ADA access, drainage, and the aesthetics of the park, as well as add new amenities like benches.    

    Learn more about the latest updates on Dockton projects and sign up for our e-news for updates! 

    Park Activities
    Beach access, boat ramp, picnic areas, marina, playground, moorage, historic bell tower, interpretive walking trail, beautiful views of Puget Sound and Cascade Mountains. Contact the Parks' Regional Scheduling Office to reserve a covered picnic shelter.


    Dawn - Dusk daily.



    Location: 9500 SW Dock Street Vashon, WA 98070

    Nearby Bus Stops: Bus 119 - Dockton Park is about a 12-minute walk (0.4 miles) from Stop #46822 at SW 264th St & 99th Ave SW 
    Parking: Day-use parking is available on-site including boat trailer spots. No overnight parking. 

    : Spaces for 30 boats are available on a first-come, first-served basis with a maximum stay of three nights. If staying for any period between 8 p.m. - 8 a.m., please pay for moorage at the self-serve kiosk located at the marina building and attach moorage ticket to boat so that staff can see it from the dock. 2022 moorage fees are: $20/night for boats up 26 feet; $25/night for boats 26-32 feet; $30/night for boats over 32 feet.


    Yearly dinghy moorage is also available through our Regional Scheduling office. There are 20 cleats allocated for dinghy moorage. Please call Regional Scheduling at (206) 477-6150 to register your dinghy and get a cleat assignment.  Current fee is $100 per year (subject to change).



    Dockton Forest and Park Map


    Park History:

    In 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.


    Relevant Links:

    Dockton Forest

    Capital Improvements Projects