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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]

Burien Senior Program’s annual ‘Taste of Tuscany’ fundraiser will be Sept. 25

Burien Senior Program’s annual ‘Taste of Tuscany’ fundraiser will be Sept. 25

Get “gussied up” on Friday night, Sept. 25, for a night of fun at Burien Senior Program’s Annual ‘Taste of Tuscany’ Spaghetti Feed Fundraiser! You will enjoy a 3-course... [Read more]

Burien Film Festival will show films, announce new contest Sept. 3

Burien Film Festival will show films, announce new contest Sept. 3

Thursday night (Aug. 20) was ‘Movies in the Park’ night at Lake Burien School Park, co-sponsored by the City, the Burien Film Festival and “The Maury Island Incident,” but unfortunately... [Read more]

FOLLOWUP: Eagle Landing lower stairs to be removed, stair area kept closed

FOLLOWUP: Eagle Landing lower stairs to be removed, stair area kept closed

by Jack Mayne The Eagle Landing Park stairs and the land around them will remain closed because of slide dangers, and the city has sought a permit to allow the now detached lower portion of the stairs... [Read more]

FOLLOWUP: Eagle Landing Park stairway may never open again

FOLLOWUP: Eagle Landing Park stairway may never open again

Photos courtesy City of Burien by Jack Mayne It appears likely that Burien will never reopen the stairway to the beach at the city’s Eagle Landing Park, but a final decision will come after a city... [Read more]

Burien’s Unique, FREE & Oh-So-Sweet ‘Arts-A-Glow’ Festival will be Sept. 12

Burien’s Unique, FREE & Oh-So-Sweet ‘Arts-A-Glow’ Festival will be Sept. 12

Burien’s Unique, FREE & Oh-So-Sweet ‘Arts-A-Glow Lantern Festival and Procession’ is coming to Dottie Harper Park on Saturday, Sept. 12, from 5 – 10 p.m. This is a very magical... [Read more]

Parks could become too dangerous for kids; homeless funds approved

Parks could become too dangerous for kids; homeless funds approved

by Jack Mayne Some Burien parks may become too dangerous for kids to use, the City Council was told Monday night. At the same meeting (Aug. 3), the Council talked a long while but finally appropriated... [Read more]

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]