PHOTOS: Burien Opens Doors Of Newly Remodeled Community Center
This past Saturday the City of Burien threw open the doors of the newly remodeled community center and invited residents in to see the results.
Located in what was the old Burien Library at 14700 6th Ave SW, the extensive renovation includes new paint, flooring, lots of natural light and free Wi-Fi. The facility contains a large, central common room surrounded by smaller rooms that will host classes and programs. Regular hours of operation will be Monday through Thursday, 8:30 AM to 8:00 PM and Friday, 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM.
Saturday’s grand opening celebration featured live music, plenty of free snacks, information from local organizations providing health and education services, demonstrations of programs that will be offered at the community center and plenty of door prizes!
Michael Lafreniere — Director of Burien’s Parks, Recreation & Cultural Services — estimates that well over 500 visitors attended the grand opening of the new community center.
Regarding the success of the event Lafreniere said, “It was a great community event. We were so pleased with the incredible turnout and our staff are very thankful to all those who attended. I think the open house really showcased the great diversity of programs we offer to people of all ages. The public also got to see how this building is still their building and a center for the whole community â€¦ and bonus? Now we get to call it the Community Center!”
Photographer Michael Brunk attended the grand opening and assembled this audio slideshow capturing the sights and sounds from the celebration. Be sure to check your volume before clicking!