Mathison Park Expansion Project To Be Completed This Fall

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The City of Burien announced that the Mathison Park expansion project, which will include an accessible pathway extending the length of the park from north to south, along with trail viewpoints and interpretive signs, new playground and swings as well as additional benches and picnic tables, is scheduled to be completed sometime in late fall.

An interesting aspect of the park development will be the planting of native vegetation, along with interpretive signage identifying these plant species.

Another interesting part of this project was that the city contracted with a company to bring in around 100 hungry goats in February, when they ate up blackberry bushes, ivy and other invasive plants (watch the video we did on the goats here).

The five-acre park, which is located at 533 S 146th Street, officially opened and was dedicated on September 15, 2006.

Most of the land was donated to the City of Burien by Ted Mathison in 1999.

Contractor W. Sundstrom, contractor for the Town Square Park project, was awarded the bid to do the work.

(Photo courtesy Burien Parks)

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