Video Tour Of New, Unnamed Burien Park

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As we reported here earlier, we know that it’s sometimes hard to get out and go tour an unnamed B-Town park yourself, so we’ve done y’all a huge favor by walking through it ourselves and putting it on video:

So…have any name ideas yet?

Here are a few more from us here at the B-Town Blog to inspire you (we know you can do better):

  • H2Ohcrapthewatersuptomynecknow Park
  • Plaza Del Swampo
  • Gee Your Park Smells Terrific

The park site is in the 600 block of SW 141st Street in an area that is lacking city park resources. It’s served as a stormwater retention pond in the past, but has been re-designed as a park.

In 2006, the Burien Public Works Department decided to take a different approach to the construction of stormwater detention ponds and, with input from the city’s Parks Department, designed it in such as way as to make it more publicly accessible. The site was designed with a modest walking path and benches, and also performs its function as a stormwater control facility.

The park name should include a reference to:

  • Its location
  • History of the area
  • Natural or geological features
  • An individual or group who contributed significantly to the acquisition or development of the park
  • Or to an individual who provided an exceptional service in the interest of the park system as a whole

The parks advisory board will make recommendations to the Burien City Council which will make the final decision.

Suggestions must be received by Wednesday, June 18, 2008, and should include a short explanation of why the name is appropriate for the park.

Send suggestions to:

Burien Parks and Recreation
425 SW 144th Street
Burien, WA 98166
Attn.: Park Name Idea

Or by e-mail to [email protected].

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