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Oil spill closes Burien’s Arbor Lake to fishing and recreation

Oil spill closes Burien’s Arbor Lake to fishing and recreation

The City of Burien is reporting that Monday morning (Feb. 13), a resident reported a small oil spill in Arbor Lake. The City has since closed the lake for all fishing and recreation. City crews – joined... [Read more]

Organizers thank all who made the 2017 ‘Empty Bowls’ a record-setting success

Organizers thank all who made the 2017 ‘Empty Bowls’ a record-setting success

Burien Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services, Discover Burien, Highline Food Bank, and the White Center Food Bank would like to thank all the donors and participants who made the 2017 Burien Empty Bowls... [Read more]

Burien’s 12th annual Empty Bowls will be Friday, Jan. 27 at Community Center

Burien’s 12th annual Empty Bowls will be Friday, Jan. 27 at Community Center

Burien’s 12th annual ‘Empty Bowls’ fundraiser will be held on Friday, Jan. 27, 2017, with both a lunch and dinner serving at the Burien Community Center…

Dia De Los Muertos / Day Of The Dead Celebration will be Friday, Oct. 28

Dia De Los Muertos / Day Of The Dead Celebration will be Friday, Oct. 28

Burien’s annual Dia De Los Muertos / Day Of The Dead Celebration will be held at the Community Center from 6 – 9 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 28. Don’t miss this fun-filled evening to learn about... [Read more]

Burien Parks offering FREE Fall Prevention Campaign week of Sept. 19-23

Burien Parks offering FREE Fall Prevention Campaign week of Sept. 19-23

During the week of Sept. 19-23, Burien Parks and Recreation is offering a FREE Fall Prevention Campaign for seniors, their family members, and caregivers to prevent falls and fall-related injuries that... [Read more]

SAVE THE DATE: 3rd Seahurst Beach Family Campfire will be Friday, Sept. 23

SAVE THE DATE: 3rd Seahurst Beach Family Campfire will be Friday, Sept. 23

SAVE THE DATE: The Seahurst Beach Family Campfire returns for its 3rd year on Friday, Sept. 23, from 6 – 8 p.m. All are invited to watch the sunset, roast marshmallows and make s’mores around... [Read more]

City of Burien hires Casey Stanley as its new Recreation Manager

City of Burien hires Casey Stanley as its new Recreation Manager

Later this month, the City of Burien will welcome Casey Stanley back to its Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Services (PaRCS) Department to replace Debbie Zemke as Recreation Manager. Zemke retired from... [Read more]

Part of Eagle Landing Park stairs – closed since Dec. 2014 –may be re-opened

Part of Eagle Landing Park stairs – closed since Dec. 2014 –may be re-opened

Photos from 2015 courtesy City of Burien By Jack Mayne Whether or not to re-open the stairway at Eagle Landing Park is still under consideration by Burien officials following a report from a consultant... [Read more]

SAVE THE DATES: Burien’s ‘Music in the Park’ FREE concert series starts July 7

SAVE THE DATES: Burien’s ‘Music in the Park’ FREE concert series starts July 7

The City of Burien on Monday released its 2016 ‘Music In The Park’ schedule, and some of the highlights include opening night on July 7 with Gypsy Jazz from Pearl Django and closing with old school... [Read more]

Volunteers needed to help clean up Arbor Lake Park on Wednesday, May 11

Volunteers needed to help clean up Arbor Lake Park on Wednesday, May 11

Volunteers are needed to help clean up Arbor Lake Park on Wednesday, May 11, starting at 6 p.m. Lisa Aumann of Burien Parks will be hosting a work party, and wants Volunteers to meet her at the play... [Read more]

City of Burien to celebrate Arbor Day on Wednesday, April 13 at Seahurst Park

City of Burien to celebrate Arbor Day on Wednesday, April 13 at Seahurst Park

The City of Burien will be celebrating Arbor Day on Wednesday, April 13, starting at 11 a.m. at Seahurst Park. The City will also be celebrating its 15th year as a member of ‘Tree City USA,’... [Read more]

City hires Steve Roemer as new Director of Parks, Recreation & Cultural Services

City hires Steve Roemer as new Director of Parks, Recreation & Cultural Services

Steve Roemer at the dedication of a new playground at Dottie Harper Park in July, 2015. Photo by Scott Schaefer. The City of Burien announced Friday (March 11) that Steve Roemer has been appointed as its... [Read more]

Burien Parks’ ‘EGGstravaganza’ will be Saturday, March 26

Burien Parks’ ‘EGGstravaganza’ will be Saturday, March 26

Burien Parks’ annual ‘EGGstravaganza’ is coming to the Community Center on Saturday, March 26. This annual ‘Spring SprEGGtacular’ celebration will have two events: 9 –... [Read more]

CARES now handles all stray, lost cat reports, is lauded for doing ‘fantastic job’

CARES now handles all stray, lost cat reports, is lauded for doing ‘fantastic job’

by Jack Mayne Once controversial, the CARES Animal Control agency told the Burien City Council they now handle all calls about cats where once they did not, and one Councilmember said they “have done... [Read more]

Burien Parks installs new ‘Pulse Tennis’ feature at Lake Burien School Park

Burien Parks installs new ‘Pulse Tennis’ feature at Lake Burien School Park

Burien Parks has installed a new, innovative exercise/play feature at Lake Burien School Memorial Park – Pulse Tennis – located at the corner of SW 149th Street and 16th Ave SW. Pulse Tennis is an... [Read more]

Burien Parks and Recreation Director Michael Lafreniere to retire

Burien Parks and Recreation Director Michael Lafreniere to retire

Michael Lafreniere, Director of Parks and Recreation for the City of Burien has decided to leave his post with the city in late November/early December, The B-Town Blog has learned…

LETTER: De-stabilization of Eagle Landing Stairs ‘due to open storm water drain’

LETTER: De-stabilization of Eagle Landing Stairs ‘due to open storm water drain’

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff:] Letter to the Editor: Eagle Landing Park... [Read more]

After-hours drivers beware: ‘Vehicle Barrier Rocks’ placed at Seahurst Park

After-hours drivers beware: ‘Vehicle Barrier Rocks’ placed at Seahurst Park

Burien Parks announced this week that large rocks have been placed along the main entrance road at Seahurst Park in response to “multiple occurrences of vehicles hopping the curb and running through... [Read more]

CALL FOR ARTISTS: Burien Parks seeking 2-D Artists for 2016 exhibits

CALL FOR ARTISTS: Burien Parks seeking 2-D Artists for 2016 exhibits

Burien Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services has put out a Call For Artists for 2-dimensional media for the 2016 schedule of gallery exhibitions at the Burien Community Center: About the Exhibition... [Read more]

Sponsored Post ‘Kids Night In’ Pajama Parties at Burien Community Center start this Friday

‘Kids Night In’ Pajama Parties at Burien Community Center start this Friday

It’s time for a Pajama Party at the Burien Community Center – drop your kids off in their pajamas for an evening of fun while you have a night on the town! Each month is themed with crafts, physical... [Read more]

REMINDER: Have S’More fun at Seahurst Beach Family Campfire this Friday, Oct. 2

REMINDER: Have S’More fun at Seahurst Beach Family Campfire this Friday, Oct. 2

Enjoy a beach sunset while roasting marshmallows and learning about marine life at Burien’s most spectacular park – Seahurst Park Beach – this Friday, Oct. 2 from 6 – 8 p.m. Bring both... [Read more]

REMINDER: The Carnival is coming to Burien’s Puget Sound Park this weekend

REMINDER: The Carnival is coming to Burien’s Puget Sound Park this weekend

REMINDER: The carnival is coming back to Burien, from Sept. 24 – 27, at Puget Sound Park, located at 135 SW 126th Street. There will be games, rides, and entertainment for the whole family. Puget Sound... [Read more]

Volunteers needed to help with Family Campfire night at Seahurst Beach Oct. 2

Volunteers needed to help with Family Campfire night at Seahurst Beach Oct. 2

Volunteers are needed to help with a ‘Family Campfire’ at Seahurst Beach on Friday, Oct. 2, from 6 – 8 p.m. In addition to a fun campfire, the Environmental Science Center will also have some... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Arts-A-Glow Illuminates Sultry Summer Evening in Dottie Harper Park

PHOTOS: Arts-A-Glow Illuminates Sultry Summer Evening in Dottie Harper Park

Burien’s annual Arts-A-Glow festival lit up the evening at Dottie Harper Park this past Saturday. Combining a variety of visual arts with musical performances, juggling, acrobatics, food trucks,... [Read more]