Marina Park


Downtown and close to many restaurants and shops, Marina Park features a sandy beach, boat launch, public art and a beautiful open-air pavilion as well as summer concerts and magnificent views of Lake Washington and Seattle. Marina Park is home to many of Kirkland's special events including the July 4th Celebration and Summer Concert Series.

Marina Park is home to the Plaza of Champions, which honors and recognizes those groups and individuals in the greater Kirkland area who have not only reached the pinnacle of achievement in their chosen field, but have also contributed in a significant way to our community. Learn more about the Plaza of Champions

There is a paid parking lot at this park with space for about 75 vehicles.

The City of Kirkland is planning in late 2025 to renovate and repair several features of Marina Park. Learn more about these renovation plans.


Boat Launch, Moorage and Waterfront Access

Marina Park is located on Lake Washington and includes a public boat launch and dock. The Kirkland Marina Park Dock and 2nd Avenue South Dock offer a combined total of 82 uncovered moorage slips year round.

Learn more about moorage

The beach does not have lifeguards. You can launch your personal watercraft (kayak, paddleboard, etc.) from the park. Learn more about lifeguarded beaches in Kirkland

Park Donations

Donating funds to a park is a wonderful way to show appreciation for Kirkland, to honor someone special, or to commemorate a milestone. Park benches and tables are the most popular items to donate, however other donations are possible as well, like those for trees or landscape, for general park maintenance, towards public art or other site amenities (i.e. water fountains), and even towards the tools and equipment needed to keep Kirkland’s parks beautiful.

Learn more about park donations

Pavilion Rental

The Marina Park Pavilion is named the "Al Locke Pavilion" in honor of former Kirkland City Manager Allen Locke. Mr. Locke served as Kirkland’s first City Manager for 20 years, from 1965 to 1985. During Mr. Locke’s tenure in Kirkland many of its iconic waterfront parks were developed, including Marina Park.

The Al Locke Pavilion is available for rent year-round except for the following days:

  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Day after Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Eve
  • Christmas Day
  • 4th of July

There are picnic tables throughout the park that are available for first-come, first-serve use.

Learn more about renting the Pavilion at Marina Park

Public Art

Marina Park features several public art pieces as well as the Plaza of Champions.

Centennial Fountain at Marina Park

Centennial Fountain
James Fitzgerald

Homecoming art at Marina Park  

The Homecoming
Stanley Bleifeld

Puddle Jumpers art at Marina Park  

Puddle Jumpers
Glenna Goodacre

Photos of Marina Park


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