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PHOTOS: Families frolic to keep cool at low tide at Seahurst Park Beach

PHOTOS: Families frolic to keep cool at low tide at Seahurst Park Beach

On Saturday (Aug. 1) residents Elston and Jackie Hill hiked through Seahurst Park, eventually finding a low tide with families keeping cool. “There were four docents from the Seattle Aquarium talking... [Read more]

Concession stand to open at Seahurst Park on Saturday

Concession stand to open at Seahurst Park on Saturday

Burien Parks announced that a brand new concession stand will open at Seahurst Park on Saturday, Aug. 1. “SnackActive, a local Burien business, will be offering light food and other concession goods... [Read more]

REMINDER: FREE Shakespeare in the Park at Dottie Harper Park Saturday

REMINDER: FREE Shakespeare in the Park at Dottie Harper Park Saturday

Burien Arts Association’s FREE open-air Shakespeare in the Park production of “Much Ado About Nothing” will be this Saturday, Aug. 1, at Dottie Harper Park (421 SW 146th Street), from 7 –... [Read more]

REMINDER: There are two FREE ‘Music in the Park’ concerts this week

REMINDER: There are two FREE ‘Music in the Park’ concerts this week

Our friends from the city want to remind our Readers that there will be two FREE ‘Music in the Park’ concerts this week: Wednesday, July 29: world music/acapella with “Abrace” (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Abr%C3%A1ce/117949546247)... [Read more]

PHOTOS/VIDEO: Newly-renovated Playground opens at Dottie Harper Park

PHOTOS/VIDEO: Newly-renovated Playground opens at Dottie Harper Park

City Manager Kamuron Gurol gives some kids a spin on the new playground equipment. Story & Photos by Scott Schaefer On Wednesday (July 22), City of Burien leadership – along with officials from... [Read more]

Enjoy FREE Shakespeare in the (Dottie Harper) Park this Saturday night!

Enjoy FREE Shakespeare in the (Dottie Harper) Park this Saturday night!

Burien Arts Association will be hosting a FREE open-air Shakespeare in the Park production of “The Two Noble Kinsmen” from 7 – 9:30 p.m. this Saturday, July 25, at Dottie Harper Park. Bring your... [Read more]

Two sponsors bark up $30,000 for new Burien Dog Park at Tuesday unveiling

Two sponsors bark up $30,000 for new Burien Dog Park at Tuesday unveiling

Even this dog seemed to know that this giant check was some kind of “treat” for the new Burien Dog Park. Late Tuesday afternoon (June 30), Burien Parks hosted a reception at the Community... [Read more]

Here’s the full schedule for the Wild Strawberry Festival, coming June 20-21

Here’s the full schedule for the Wild Strawberry Festival, coming June 20-21

The City of Burien announced the full schedule for the Wild Strawberry Festival – coming to Town Square Park the weekend of June 20-21 – and we’ve got it here: SATURDAY, JUNE 20: Town Square... [Read more]

Kids of all ages can ‘Touch A Truck’ at Wild Strawberry Festival on June 20

Kids of all ages can ‘Touch A Truck’ at Wild Strawberry Festival on June 20

Kids of all ages are invited to climb, explore, learn and TOUCH at the special ‘Touch A Truck’ attraction at the Wild Strawberry Festival on Saturday, June 20. Trucks will be available on SW 152nd... [Read more]

You can be fined $250 for taking driftwood from any Burien Park beach

You can be fined $250 for taking driftwood from any Burien Park beach

A regular BTB Reader alerted us that on Tuesday morning (May 26), she witnessed three men dressed in restaurant cook uniforms take driftwood from Seahurst Park beach, load it into a green truck and take... [Read more]

VIDEO: Burien Parks’ video for Wild Strawberry Festival, coming June 20-21

VIDEO: Burien Parks’ video for Wild Strawberry Festival, coming June 20-21

Burien Parks released a new promo video for the 2015 Wild Strawberry Festival, coming to Town Square Park the weekend of June 20-21: Don’t miss this year’s Wild Strawberry Festival, on Saturday,... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Burien Parks’ 360-degree views of Seahurst Park

PHOTOS: Burien Parks’ 360-degree views of Seahurst Park

Our friends at Burien Parks recently shot and created some pretty cool 360-degree photos of Seahurst Park, which may inspire you to make a trip – in real life! – out to one of our city’s wonderful... [Read more]

‘Wellness Fiesta’ will be at Burien Community Center on Saturday, April 18

‘Wellness Fiesta’ will be at Burien Community Center on Saturday, April 18

The Burien Parks and Recreation Department invites the community to attend its upcoming ‘Wellness Fiesta’ on Saturday, April 18 from 1 – 4 p.m., at the Burien Community Center. This free,... [Read more]

CALL FOR ARTISTS: Arts-A-Glow Lantern Festival & Procession seeking Art

CALL FOR ARTISTS: Arts-A-Glow Lantern Festival & Procession seeking Art

Call for Artists: Organizers of Burien’s annual Arts-A-Glow Lantern Festival and Procession are seeking Art for the upcoming Sept. 12 event at Dottie Harper Park. Artists are invited to submit... [Read more]

Residents trying to raise money to save Cherry Tree near City Light substation

Residents trying to raise money to save Cherry Tree near City Light substation

An historic cherry tree that has stood for over 40 years near a former Seattle City Light substation at the corner of Ambaum Blvd. SW and SW 144th in Burien is at the center of a grassroots fundraising... [Read more]

Try out Fitness & Zumba classes at Burien Community Center for FREE in April

Try out Fitness & Zumba classes at Burien Community Center for FREE in April

Between April 13-18, community members can try out fitness classes at the Burien Community Center for FREE! “I’d particularly like to invite people to visit my Zumba class on Monday April 13... [Read more]

Burien Parks’ ‘EGGs-travaganza’ will be at Community Center Saturday, April 4

Burien Parks’ ‘EGGs-travaganza’ will be at Community Center Saturday, April 4

Burien Parks’ annual ‘EGGstravaganza’ will be held Saturday, April 4 at the Community Center, located at 14700 6th Ave SW, this year with two options: Breakfast & Activities (9–11... [Read more]

Two Burien projects up for water quality grants from Department of Ecology

Two Burien projects up for water quality grants from Department of Ecology

The Washington State Department of Ecology’s Water Quality Program administers four major funding programs under the Integrated Water Quality Financial Assistance Program through an annual funding cycle,... [Read more]

Burien’s Daddy & Daughter Valentine’s Ball will be Saturday, Feb. 7

Burien’s Daddy & Daughter Valentine’s Ball will be Saturday, Feb. 7

The annual Daddy & Daughter Valentine’s Ball is set for Saturday, Feb. 7 at the Burien Community Center, with two sessions: 5:30 – 7 p.m. 7:30 – 9 p.m. Registration*: $35, or just $30... [Read more]

Men’s Drop-In Basketball starting on Tuesday nights at Sylvester Middle School

Men’s Drop-In Basketball starting on Tuesday nights at Sylvester Middle School

Burien Parks announced Thursday (Jan. 15) that they’ll be holding Men’s Drop-In Basketball on Tuesday nights from 6:30-9 p.m. at the Sylvester Middle School Gym. The cost if $4 per night, ages 16... [Read more]

City of Burien on Eagle Landing Park: ‘unlikely that the stairs will reopen soon’

City of Burien on Eagle Landing Park: ‘unlikely that the stairs will reopen soon’

The City of Burien on Tuesday (Dec. 30) made the following announcement about Eagle Landing Park – closed on Dec. 12, and as we reported on Monday getting much worse: “It is unlikely that the... [Read more]

PHOTO: The bottom portion of the stairs at Eagle Landing Park is toast

PHOTO: The bottom portion of the stairs at Eagle Landing Park is toast

Eagle Landing Park neighbor John White points to the current state of the bottom portion of the stairs at Eagle Landing Park on Saturday, Dec. 27, 2014. Residents who use the stairs at Burien’s Eagle... [Read more]

City closes entire stairway at Eagle Landing Park due to erosion

City closes entire stairway at Eagle Landing Park due to erosion

Photos courtesy City of Burien. The City of Burien announced Friday afternoon (Dec. 12) that the entire stairway at Eagle Landing Park is now closed to the public, due to a “significant erosion... [Read more]

Meeting to discuss Dottie Harper Park Playground Replacement will be Dec. 10

Meeting to discuss Dottie Harper Park Playground Replacement will be Dec. 10

Click image to see larger version. A public meeting to review proposed designs for the upcoming renovation of the playground at Dottie Harper Park is planned for Wednesday, Dec. 10 at 6:30 p.m. The meeting... [Read more]

A new Eagle (carving) has landed in Burien’s Eagle Landing Park

A new Eagle (carving) has landed in Burien’s Eagle Landing Park

A new Eagle will stand guard at Burien’s Eagle Landing Park. On Monday afternoon (Nov. 10), a new wooden Eagle sculpture – carved by Artist Jack McEntire – was installed in the parking lot of... [Read more]

PHOTOS/VIDEO: Sights & Sounds From ‘Night of 1000 Pumpkins’

PHOTOS/VIDEO: Sights & Sounds From ‘Night of 1000 Pumpkins’

This past Saturday as part of local Day of the Dead celebrations the annual Night of 1000 Pumpkins was held in Dottie Harper Park. This annual event began in 2009 as part of the closing gala for the Burien/Interim... [Read more]

PHOTOS/VIDEO: Burien Beach Party Celebrates Seahurst Park Renovation

PHOTOS/VIDEO: Burien Beach Party Celebrates Seahurst Park Renovation

To celebrate the completion of the work to restore the north shoreline at Seahurst Park, the Burien Parks folks threw a huge beach party on Friday, October 3 and invited the public to come experience the... [Read more]

S’mores, sing-alongs, campfire & more to celebrate restored Seahurst Park Oct. 3

S’mores, sing-alongs, campfire & more to celebrate restored Seahurst Park Oct. 3

Burien Parks will be celebrating the opening of the newly-restored Seahurst Park Beach with a special campout on Friday, Oct. 3 from 6:30 – 8 p.m.  “We may not have a traditional bonfire…but... [Read more]