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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]

Burien Parks’ FREE Family Fun Run Scavenger Hunt Race will be Aug. 13

Burien Parks’ FREE Family Fun Run Scavenger Hunt Race will be Aug. 13

Burien Parks will be holding a FREE Scavenger Hunt-style Family Fun Run for runners and walkers of all ages, from 5:30 – 8 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 13. “Get ready because the 60-minute dash starts... [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]

Burien Arts free Shakespeare plays in Dottie Harper Park will be July 25, Aug. 1

Burien Arts free Shakespeare plays in Dottie Harper Park will be July 25, Aug. 1

Burien Arts Association will be hosting a free open-air Shakespeare in the Park production of “The Two Noble Kinsmen” on Saturday, July 25, at Dottie Harper Park (421 S. 146th Street), from 7 –... [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]

City of Burien wants to open a concession stand at Seahurst Park

City of Burien wants to open a concession stand at Seahurst Park

The City of Burien announced this week that it wants to open a concession stand at Seahurst Park. The stand would operate between July – October, and be located in the building that houses the restrooms. Far... [Read more]

‘Compassionate’ ejection of squatters at North SeaTac Park as cleanup begins

‘Compassionate’ ejection of squatters at North SeaTac Park as cleanup begins

From our sister site The SeaTac Blog: SeaTac City Manager Todd Cutts says the city has “trespassed” people living in North SeaTac Park after a storm of publicity over garbage, drug paraphernalia and... [Read more]

Homeless encampments, discarded drug trash causes SeaTac Council dispute

Homeless encampments, discarded drug trash causes SeaTac Council dispute

From our sister site The SeaTac Blog: In the south end of North SeaTac Park, near one of the last bogs around – Tub Lake – are several homeless encampments and a tremendous amount of garbage. When... [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]

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]

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]

WABI Weekday Walk will be at Seahurst Park on Wednesday, March 18

WABI Weekday Walk will be at Seahurst Park on Wednesday, March 18

It’s spring, a great time to check out the renovated Seahurst Park – Check out the beautiful landscaping, the new playground, and the new fish ladder (read details about the park renovation). Hike... [Read more]

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]