PHOTO FRIDAY: Nature Walk Through Recently-Renovated Mathison Park

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It’s Photo Friday, the sun is shining (at least for a few minutes), and everywhere around Burien nature is springing forth, including the recently-renovated Mathison Park, with a new trail system, exercise/interpretive path, park furnishings, a new playground, along with invasive plant removal and the replanting of native plant species.

Re-dedicated on Arbor Day (April 13), Mathison Park, located at 533 South 146th Street, is about two blocks south of the highest point in Burien (463 feet) and about 10 feet below the peak elevation. Its position on the south slope provides excellent opportunities to take advantage of views to Puget Sound, Mount Rainier, and SeaTac Airport.

Upcoming improvements will include the addition of a restroom, parking lot, public plaza and a community garden.

Photographer Michael Brunk took a nature walk through the park, accompanied of course by his trusty camera, and he captured this Sound Slideshow, complete with “found” audio (so crank up your speakers):

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3 Responses to “PHOTO FRIDAY: Nature Walk Through Recently-Renovated Mathison Park”
  1. Burien Parks says:

    Wonderful! Love the bird songs. (We wonder if some local birdoligist could identify them?) We hope this will entice others to come out and discover our latest favorite park in Burien.

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  2. John says:

    Nice restoration and improvements. How where to park to go to the darn park! Every time I’ve been by there can never find a place to park unless it’s crowding someone’s driveway. Got any parking for this? I guess it’s truly a ‘neighborhood’ park and not a Burien park.

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    • Michael says:

      John, I have to agree with you, I found the parking signs along the street in front of the park somewhat confusing and after looping around a couple of times, I finally just parked in front of one of the houses just down the hill from the park. I believe the side of the street the park is on is striped for on-street parking most of the way down 146th towards the overpass over 509.

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