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Luther Burbank Park Docks Design Charrette August 6

The City of Mercer Island invites boaters and other waterfront users to observe and participate in a virtual design charrette for the Luther Burbank Park docks on Thursday August 6 from 5:00 to 9:00 pm.  This workshop will discuss how the docks will be rebuilt in a new configuration, with an emphasis on serving small power, sail, and paddle craft. It will also explore ways to make the waterfront more accessible and attractive. Information on how to participate can be found at

Luther Burbank Park is a very popular waterfront park, especially during boating season. The docks at Luther Burbank Park are 46 years old and in need of major repairs. Instead of maintaining the current dock configuration, this project takes direction from the Luther Burbank Park Master Plan, which envisions a lively waterfront activity center focused on small boats. The plan calls for retaining/repairing one pier while replacing the other piers with lower floating docks for better boating access. Creating an accessible waterfront and shoreline is also included in the plan. The charrette will explore the details of these features, and results from the charrette will be presented to the public for comment in late August.

This work is funded by the City of Mercer Island and a Boating Facilities Program Grant from Washington State. For questions, contact Paul West at 206.275.7833 or email

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