LETTER: Walker Says Eagle Landing Park ‘Solid’ for Feb. 9 ‘Stairway Walks Day’
Last week I walked the path and stairs of Eagle Landing Park with Seattle Stairways Walks authors, Jake and Cathy Jaramillo. We wanted to survey the current condition of the full pathway from parking lot to shoreline.
Part of the route is a winding dirt path and it was in good shape and easily passable in spite of the recent rains. A section of 9 new, wooden steps had been added on one sloping section that might otherwise be muddy.
The galvanized stairs are as solid as ever and provide a clear route down the hill. Indeed, there are a handful of stairs at waterside that have been damaged by storms and remain unusable. The entire remainder of the journey from hilltop to seashore view, however, remains pleasant, fresh, beautiful and – on a lucky day – graced by eagle presence.
The surrounding hillside does have its own natural fragility, but by staying on the designated path and stairway, one does no harm to the slope or its vegetation.
Here is an updated link for registration for the Feb. 9 event (NOTE: this is a FREE event): http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/316787
The walk will begin at 10:00 a.m. at Lake Burien Park, heading west on SW 149th St. to Eagle Landing Park.
Please preregister for this event, co-hosted by Feet First and WABI Burien.
See you on two feet,
Vice President, Graphics & Media
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