Here Are Ways to Stay Cool in Burien During this Week’s Blistering Heat Wave


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Here’s The B-Town Blog’s secret, patented method to cooling off during the heat wave:

  1. Get an ice cube and hold it in your hand.
  2. Stare at these two photos and remember that freezing ice storm we had last winter:

Better yet?

No???

Well, with temps predicted to be in the 90s over the next two days, here are some serious tips on places to stay cool in the Burien area:

BURIEN TOWN SQUARE PARK SPRAY PARK!
Kids of all ages can get splashed for free at the Burien Town Square Spray Park Water Feature Thingy, located just outside the library and squirting all day.

BURIEN FARMERS MARKET!
Come get some refreshing fresh produce, berries and other treats – including nice cold Shave Ice – at the Burien Farmers Market near Town Square Park between 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. And…come find your very cool, very original bloggers in their nice cool tent! Then walk through the nearby Spray Park Water Feature Thingy!

SEAHURST PARK!
With lots of shady trees, and more importantly, still-cold Puget Sound water to cool down in, this is probably going to be ~10 degrees cooler than the rest of Burien. Highly recommended – just wear some good shoes as it’s likely the lower parking lot will be filled up early. Oh, and be sure to look (and listen) for the Ice Cream truck late in the afternoon!

SMOOTHIES FOR TEENS AT THE BURIEN LIRBARY!
Mmm…smmmoothies…Teens can cool off at the Burien Library Thursday by making smoothies from 3-4 p.m. Do you have a favorite smoothie book? http://trib.al/5OoOif

AIR CONDITIONED BURIEN LIBRARY!
Of course, the Burien Library is air conditioned, and there are a lot of worse things to do than spending a day reading for free or surfing the ‘net in a cool, big building with A/C.

BURIEN LITTLE THEATRE
Go see ‘Anna in the Tropics’ (read our review here) and use the Coupon to save $5! Support local theater and stay cool:

AIR CONDITIONED RESTAURANTS/BARS!
Most every major restaurant or bar in B-Town is air conditioned. Find your fave and enjoy a cool, refreshing beverage, knowing that not only are you keepin cool, but you’re also helping the local economy. We recommend sticking to the local indie places though, especially our friends and longtime Advertiser The Tin Room/Theater (the back deck will be open) at 923 SW 152nd Street, or 909 Coffee & Wine (also with a deck and patio) at 909 SW 152nd in Olde Burien, or Germaine’s at 127 SW 153rd Street. Oh, and did we mention the following Coupons?

CITY OF SEATAC COMMUNITY CENTER!
Burien will not be opening any kind of “cooling centers”; however, the City of SeaTac will be extending the hours of its air-conditioned Community Center/Senior Center at 13735 24th Ave South (206.973.4680):

  • Thursday, August 16: 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.
  • Friday, August 17, 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.

“The lobby has tables and chairs, computer games for children, and television,” reads the city’s announcement.

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