Renovated Mathison Park Dedication & Arbor Day Celebration Is April 13th

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Burien Parks will be celebrating the dedication of the newly-renovated Mathison Park, along with Arbor Day on Tuesday, April 13th beginning at 10am.

Since August 2009, the park has been undergoing some serious renovations, including 100+ goats munching brush away (see our video below), and more recently, some serious earthwork and grading to establish a new trail system and kid’s playground.

The event will include a dedication and ceremonial native tree planting, and refreshments will be provided.

Please note that there is limited neighborhood parking at this event, so plan accordingly.

Here are the details:

WHAT: Burien Parks dedication of Mathison Park and Arbor Day celebration

WHEN: Tuesday, April 13th beginning at 10am

WHERE: Mathison Park, located at 425 SW 144th Street.

INFO: From a flier:

Please join us for the grand opening of the Mathison Park Improvements and to celebrate Arbor Day.

the Park dedication will be held at 10am, followed by a ceremonial, native tree plangent at 11am. Please come and enjoy refreshments, while experiencing your new park.

Funding provided by Washington State Recreation and Conservation Funding Board, King county YSFG, and the city of Burien.

Limited neighborhood parking for this event.

Here’s a video we shot last year showing the herd of hired goats munching up the park:

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For more information, contact Steve Roemer at (206) 248-5513.


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2 Responses to “Renovated Mathison Park Dedication & Arbor Day Celebration Is April 13th”
  1. NP Commenter says:

    Awesome. So glad the goats have been brought in. This is the way to do it in an eco friendly way. Thanks to the Mathieson family for making this park possible.

  2. Coverofnight says:

    Using goats for clearing is the coolest concept! Would love to see more of it done along our roadways – that and using prison labor to clean up the trash.

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