Marina Park Boat Launch and Moorage

The Marina Park Boat Launch will begin requiring payment or a seasonal boat launch card starting Friday, April 30, 2021.


2021 Seasonal Boat Launch Cards are now available for purchase online at or by phone at 425-587-3330 (Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM). Boat launch cards will be mailed to your address on file and can take up to a week for delivery. Boat Launch cards are not available to purchase in-person as City facilities remain closed for in-person services.  

NEW starting in 2021 - The City recently updated our hardware at the Boat Launch and can now renew Boat Launch cards instead of having a new one sent to you each year. If you have your Boat Launch card from 2020, please do not throw it away! If you renew your 2020 Boat Launch card online at, you will be prompted to enter the card number on the card to assist us in locating your previous card in our records.  Once the card is renewed by staff, you will receive an e-mail confirming it’s been activated and is ready for use.  If you do not have your card from last year, staff will mail a new one to you.

Marina Park Dock from Harbormasters Shack  

Welcome to Kirkland Marina along the shores of Lake Washington. Marina Park, located at 25 Lakeshore Plaza, is one of the City's waterfront landmark parks. The park includes a boat launch, moorage facilities and a restroom. Adjacent to Marina Park, is the Second Avenue South Dock or "South Dock" located at 2nd Avenue South and Lake Washington Boulevard with additional moorage space.

Moorage Information

The Kirkland Marina Park Dock and 2nd Avenue South Dock offer a combined total of 82 uncovered moorage slips year round.

Daily Moorage Rate: $1/foot per day (Max of 5 days moored in any 7 day period)

Slips with Shore Power: $10 (power fee) $1/foot a day (Max of 5 days moored in any 7 day period)

General Rules

  • Transient moorage is available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Reservations are not accepted.
  • PLEASE NOTE: Payment does not guarantee a moorage spot will remain available if you leave your slip. Valid payment slips will be honored in any authorized spot.
  • Moorage payments are made at the pay stations which accept debit or credit cards only.
  • Any boat moored past midnight is considered "overnight."
  • Moorage fees are due upon arrival. Shore power is available at a limited number of slips and increases the moorage rate.
  • Boaters may purchase moorage for up to a maximum of five (5) consecutive days.
  • Boat trailer parking is available at Heritage Park until 11 PM and Kirkland City Hall (weekends only).
  • Leaving detached parking boat trailers on city streets or in parks is illegal (except where noted).


  • Between the hours of 8 AM and 10 PM. boaters are allowed up to three hours of free moorage. A free moorage receipt is required and must be visibly posted on the vessel.
  • Moorage fees are required upon arrival after 10 PM or in a slip providing shore power.
  • Overnight moorage is valid from the time of purchase until 1 PM on the date of expiration.

Boat Launch

A Seasonal Boat Launch Card or use of the Pay-As-You Go System is needed to access the Marina Park boat ramp from April 1st to October 31st. Use of the ramp is free November 1st to March 31st.

Boat Launch Access Fees

Kirkland Resident Seasonal Card: $60

Non-Kirkland Resident Seasonal Card: $120

Single Use Fee: $10

  • Ramp hours are 5 AM to 11 PM
  • Only boats less than 24 feet can use the ramp.
  • Any person, 16 years of age or older, interested in purchasing a Boat Launch Seasonal Card must purchase the card online at, a direct link can be found here, or by phone at 425-587-3330. The phone line is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. If requested by staff, proof of residency may be required to receive the resident rate. (Ex: Driver's License, Utility Bills). Boat Launch cards will not be available to purchase in-person as City buildings continue to remain closed to the community.
  • Single use boat launch access may be purchased from the kiosk on site at $10 per use.
  • Special Events may prompt the closure of the ramp (dates subject to change).
  • Read the Boat Launch Regulations(PDF,336KB) for more information.

City Harbormasters

  • Harbormasters are on duty at the Marina and Second Avenue docks from Memorial Day (May) to Labor Day (September).
  • Harbormasters assist boaters with information about Kirkland, purchasing moorage, trouble accessing the boat launch, and docking rules and regulations.