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INTERN’S VIEW: Photo essay of Burien’s Seahurst Park

INTERN’S VIEW: Photo essay of Burien’s Seahurst Park

Story & Photos by Sterling Paris Intern, Big Picture High School The weather has been so nice out that we sent Intern Sterling Paris to Seahurst Park; here’s what she saw (click images to... [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]

PHOTOS: Reader photos at Seahurst Park prove that ‘Nature is awesome!’

PHOTOS: Reader photos at Seahurst Park prove that ‘Nature is awesome!’

BTB Reader Doug Early spent some time recently at Burien’s Seahurst Park, and told us: “I took a walk at Seahurst Park about an hour before sunset and took these photos. Nature is awesome!” Here... [Read more]

Volunteers needed as ‘Beach Naturalists’ to help at local beaches this summer

Volunteers needed as ‘Beach Naturalists’ to help at local beaches this summer

Beach Volunteers are needed to help out at local beaches for the Seattle Aquarium Beach Naturalist this summer, and training begins March 10. Why do barnacles stand on their heads? What do sea stars like... [Read more]

Volunteers needed for Saturday work party at Shorewood Park

Volunteers needed for Saturday work party at Shorewood Park

Volunteers are needed to join Shorewood on the Sound Neighbors at Shorewood Park in Burien for a work party this Saturday, Jan. 31. Hours are 10 a.m. to Noon, and volunteers are asked to meet at the Shorewood... [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]

Lower sections of stairs at Eagle Landing Park closed due to erosion

Lower sections of stairs at Eagle Landing Park closed due to erosion

The lower two sections of the stairs at Eagle Landing Park have been closed to the public, according to a Burien Parks Facebook post. “There is no access to the beach,” they announced. “Following... [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]

PHOTOS: Two-point buck seen walking near Eagle Landing Park

PHOTOS: Two-point buck seen walking near Eagle Landing Park

BTB Reader Mary Hudson sent us these photos, telling us that she “just watched a two-point buck walking through Seahurst near Eagle Landing Park!” Far as we know, this is the first deer... [Read more]

Volunteers needed for work party at Dottie Harper Park this Saturday

Volunteers needed for work party at Dottie Harper Park this Saturday

Several local residents who are “tired of bad things happening in Burien” are putting together a work party at Dottie Harper Park this Saturday, Nov. 8, and volunteers are needed! Volunteers... [Read more]

REMINDER: Celebrate the restored Seahurst Park with S’mores Friday night

REMINDER: Celebrate the restored Seahurst Park with S’mores Friday night

REMINDER: Celebrate the restored Seahurst Park with S‘mores and more this Friday night, starting at 6:30 p.m. “All are invited to celebrate the opening of Seahurst Beach! We may not have a traditional... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Ribbon cut Friday at restored Seahurst Park Beach

PHOTOS: Ribbon cut Friday at restored Seahurst Park Beach

Under clear blue – but blustery – skies on Friday, numerous dignitaries gathered for a ribbon cutting ceremony at the recently-restored Seahurst Park Beach in Burien…

REMINDER: Newly-restored Seahurst Park will re-open Monday, Aug. 25

REMINDER: Newly-restored Seahurst Park will re-open Monday, Aug. 25

Photos courtesy Burien Parks. Click images to see larger versions. REMINDER: Burien’s Seahurst Park will re-open at 8 a.m. this coming Monday, Aug. 25, allowing park visitors the chance to enjoy the... [Read more]

Burien Parks holding Free Family Fun Run – with prizes –on Friday, Aug. 15

Burien Parks holding Free Family Fun Run – with prizes –on Friday, Aug. 15

Burien Parks will be holding a Free Family Fun Run – with prizes – at Burien Town Square Park on Friday, Aug. 15. The Run will be from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m., with check-in at 5:30 p.m., and the big raffle... [Read more]

It’s official – Seahurst Park will re-open to the public on Monday, Aug. 25

It’s official – Seahurst Park will re-open to the public on Monday, Aug. 25

The City of Burien announced Wednesday (July 23) that Seahurst Park – closed since last October – will re-open to the public at 8 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 25. “Crews are currently putting finishing... [Read more]

With work complete on lower stairs, Eagle Landing Park beach access re-opens

With work complete on lower stairs, Eagle Landing Park beach access re-opens

The City of Burien announced that work to create a new section of the lower trail at Eagle Landing Park was recently completed by EarthCorps, restoring public access to the beach. The historically storm-damaged... [Read more]

UPDATE: Delays push Seahurst Park Beach Restoration re-opening to August

UPDATE: Delays push Seahurst Park Beach Restoration re-opening to August

Burien Parks on Friday posted the following update, indicating that delays have pushed the Seahurst Park Beach Restoration Project re-opening back to August (our last report projected a late July date): As... [Read more]

Burien’s 2014 ‘Music in the Park’ series starts Thursday, July 10

Burien’s 2014 ‘Music in the Park’ series starts Thursday, July 10

Burien’s 2014 “Music in the Park” series will take place Wednesday nights at North SeaTac Park (starting July 16), and Thursday nights at Lake Burien School Park (starting July 10). So... [Read more]

Seahurst Park Beach Restoration Project in final stages; should open end of July

Seahurst Park Beach Restoration Project in final stages; should open end of July

The City of Burien said this week that the Seahust Shoreline Restoration Project is in its final stages – and is expected to re-open at the end of July or early August – as construction of storm drainage... [Read more]

Burien Parks’ ‘Music in the Park’ lineup announced for this summer

Burien Parks’ ‘Music in the Park’ lineup announced for this summer

Burien Parks announced their 2014 “Music in the Park” concert series, to take place Wednesday nights at North SeaTac Park and Thursday nights at Lake Burien School Park. Here’s the lineup: Wednesday... [Read more]

UPDATE: Here’s the latest – with photos – on the Seahurst Restoration Project

UPDATE: Here’s the latest – with photos – on the Seahurst Restoration Project

Construction at the Seahurst Park Beach Restoration Project has been focused on grading and storm drain work along the main park trail, wetland and south to the future picnic and new playground area,... [Read more]

Volunteers needed to help clean up Shorewood Park & downtown Burien

Volunteers needed to help clean up Shorewood Park & downtown Burien

The City of Burien will be holding some Arbor Month-related events where YOU can help clean your city up: Hello wonderful volunteers! Mark your calendars for April opportunities to get involved around... [Read more]

City of Burien will celebrate Arbor Day at Arbor Lake Park Tuesday, April 8

City of Burien will celebrate Arbor Day at Arbor Lake Park Tuesday, April 8

The City of Burien will celebrate Arbor Day at Arbor Lake Park on Tuesday, April 8 starting at 11 a.m., and all are invited. “The city is celebrating the 142nd anniversary of Arbor Day and 13 years... [Read more]

City of Burien wins award for salmon restoration work at Seahurst Park

City of Burien wins award for salmon restoration work at Seahurst Park

The City of Burien is a 2014 recipient of the Futurewise Livable Community Awards for its work on salmon restoration at Seahurst Park. In addition to the city, Green/Duwamish and Central Puget Sound Watershed... [Read more]

Burien Council approves $450,000 to complete Seahurst Park Restoration

Burien Council approves $450,000 to complete Seahurst Park Restoration

by Ralph Nichols Burien City Council members unanimously approved at their March 17 meeting an additional $450,000 to fund completion of phase two of the Seahurst Park Shoreline Ecosystem Restoration Project. Only... [Read more]

UPDATE: Here’s the latest on the Seahurst Park Restoration Project

UPDATE: Here’s the latest on the Seahurst Park Restoration Project

On Thursday, March 13, the City of Burien released the following update on the Seahurst Park Beach Restoration Project, which is now expected to be completed on July 11: As of March 12, all utility relocations... [Read more]