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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]

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]

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]

UPDATE: All seawall debris has been removed from Seahurst Park

UPDATE: All seawall debris has been removed from Seahurst Park

The folks at Burien Parks are reporting that all of the seawall to be removed for the restoration at Seahurst Park has now been taken away from the site by barge. Work appears to be on track to be completed... [Read more]

Seahurst Park will close Monday, Oct. 28 to begin restoration project

Seahurst Park will close Monday, Oct. 28 to begin restoration project

It is official – according to a Tweet sent out by Burien Parks Tuesday (Oct. 15) – “Seahurst Park in #Burien to close Mon, Oct 28 to begin seawall removal & beach restoration project.” “This... [Read more]

Groundbreaking for Seahurst Beach Restoration Project will be Sept. 16

Groundbreaking for Seahurst Beach Restoration Project will be Sept. 16

The Burien Parks and Recreation Department has announced that a groundbreaking event for the Seahurst Beach Restoration Project has been set for Monday, Sept. 16, at 11 a.m. State and local elected officials,... [Read more]

PHOTOS: ‘FIN’ the giant Salmon swims into Burien Town Square Park

PHOTOS: ‘FIN’ the giant Salmon swims into Burien Town Square Park

While not quite as popular (or stinky) as a beached fin whale, ‘FIN’ the giant Salmon ‘swam’ into Burien Town Square Park Wednesday, April 17, and Photographer Justin Bennett was... [Read more]

Want Burien to Have an Off-Leash Dog Park? Here’s How YOU Can Help…

Want Burien to Have an Off-Leash Dog Park? Here’s How YOU Can Help…

Photo by Michael Brunk. UPDATE 8/27/12: Kellie Bassen informs us that the proposed location for a new off-leash dog park is actually Hilltop Park, located at 2600 S. 128th Street. Previously we reported... [Read more]

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for New Puget Sound Park Playground is Friday

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for New Puget Sound Park Playground is Friday

Our friends at Burien Parks want our Readers to know that there will be a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Puget Sound Playground this Friday, June 29 at 1 p.m. “Please join City of Burien and... [Read more]

Public Invited To Help City Of Burien Update Its Parks Master Plan

Public Invited To Help City Of Burien Update Its Parks Master Plan

The City of Burien announced Tuesday (April 19) that it is seeking public input in updating its Parks, Recreation and Open Space Master Plan – to take the 21-question survey, Readers can go to www.burienwa.gov/ParksPlan... [Read more]

Normandy Park’s E.J. Nist Family Park Grand Re-Opening Is Oct. 15th

Normandy Park’s E.J. Nist Family Park Grand Re-Opening Is Oct. 15th

The City of Normandy Park is holding a Grand Re-Opening Ceremony for E.J. Nist Family Park on Friday, Oct. 15th at 2pm. Called “A Walk Through The Park,” this free event will include a ribbon... [Read more]

Volunteers Needed To Help Clean Up Seahurst Park This Saturday

Volunteers Needed To Help Clean Up Seahurst Park This Saturday

Volunteers are needed to help clean up Seahurst Park this Saturday, Sept. 25th, from 10am – Noon. Work will happen at the top area of the North Maintenance Road, and volunteers are asked to meet... [Read more]

Two Park Cleanups Going On In Burien This Weekend

Two Park Cleanups Going On In Burien This Weekend

As is usually the case in Burien, there are volunteer park cleanups going on this weekend, with two of note: 1. SHOREWOOD PARK: Saturday 8/14/10, 10 am-12 pm: The Shorewood event is scheduled at Shorewood... [Read more]

See “Geology In Action” As Trees Creep Down Hill At Eagle Landing Park

See “Geology In Action” As Trees Creep Down Hill At Eagle Landing Park

BTB Contributor Gregory Rehmke tips us that if you like Burien’s parks, enjoy nature and dig geology (pun intended), you might enjoy visiting Eagle Landing Park over the next few days to see some... [Read more]

Live Near The Water? You Should Attend These Meetings Regarding Burien’s Shoreline Master Program

Live Near The Water? You Should Attend These Meetings Regarding Burien’s Shoreline Master Program

If you live near the water in Burien (or want better access to it), be it Puget Sound or a lake, you may want to consider attending some upcoming meetings both this Monday and Tuesday night at 7pm at City... [Read more]

PHOTOS: 14 Volunteers Work To Clean Up Salmon Creek Ravine Park

PHOTOS: 14 Volunteers Work To Clean Up Salmon Creek Ravine Park

Story & Photos by Michael Brunk Perched on the hillside overlooking the Shorewood area is the Salmon Creek Ravine Park. This unimproved wilderness area spreads across 88 acres of mature forest. A network... [Read more]

Whack Some Ivy At Eagle Landing Park This Sunday

Whack Some Ivy At Eagle Landing Park This Sunday

Like to be helpful by whacking invasive ivy? This Sunday (Jan. 10th), from 10am to 1pm, YOU can help restore Burien’s Eagle Landing Park to health by joining in a “whacky” ivy removal... [Read more]

BREAKING: King County Gives Up Puget Sound Park To Burien

BREAKING: King County Gives Up Puget Sound Park To Burien

by Ralph Nichols King County will cede previously contested Puget Sound Park to Burien when the city annexes much of the North Highline unincorporated area, county Executive Dow Constantine and Mayor... [Read more]

Burien City Council, Residents React To County’s Pitch For Puget Sound Park; Plus, Take Our Poll…

Burien City Council, Residents React To County’s Pitch For Puget Sound Park; Plus, Take Our Poll…

by Ralph Nichols Burien City Council members had their first face-to-face discussion with a representative of the King County Executive’s office on the divisive issue of Puget Sound Park at their... [Read more]

County’s Stealth Attempts To Sell Puget Sound Park May Postpone Official Annexation

County’s Stealth Attempts To Sell Puget Sound Park May Postpone Official Annexation

by Ralph Nichols For the second time in three years, King County is attempting to renege at the 11th hour on a deal with the City of Burien. The King County Library System reportedly has entered into a... [Read more]

VIDEO: Water Fountains Tested At Town Square Park Plaza; Should Open In October

VIDEO: Water Fountains Tested At Town Square Park Plaza; Should Open In October

Our friends at Burien Parks did some testing of the new Town Square Park Plaza interactive water fountains on Tuesday, Sept. 15th and shot the video below. Here’s what Parks Director Michael Lafreniere... [Read more]

Daily Journal Of Commerce Digs Burien’s Interim Art Space

Daily Journal Of Commerce Digs Burien’s Interim Art Space

Last Monday (Jan. 12th), the Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce posted a glowing story about Burien’s creative use of unused land at the new Town Square – turning it into an Interim Art Space. The... [Read more]

Come Clean Up Shorewood Park Saturday Jan. 17th

Come Clean Up Shorewood Park Saturday Jan. 17th

The monthly Shorewood Park cleaning event is scheduled for tomorrow (Saturday, Jan. 17th) from 10am to Noon at – you guessed it – Shorewood Park! Please just show up if you’re interested... [Read more]

Comments Requested On “Linde Hill Park” Naming By 3/21

Comments Requested On “Linde Hill Park” Naming By 3/21

Last April, we posted this video about this then-unnamed Burien City Park: http://www.b-townblog.com/wp-content/media/namethatpark-c_320x240.flv On Jan. 14th, the Burien Parks and Recreation Advisory... [Read more]