Parks Section

Volunteers needed to plant native trees at North Shorewood Park Saturday

Volunteers needed to plant native trees at North Shorewood Park Saturday

Join King County Parks and Friends of North Shorewood to plant native trees and shrubs to make a healthier forest this Saturday, Oct. 29, starting at 10 a.m. No experience needed – King County Parks... [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]

Discover the ‘Secret Stroll’ on a Walk-n-Talk Down to Seahurst Beach Sunday

Discover the ‘Secret Stroll’ on a Walk-n-Talk Down to Seahurst Beach Sunday

From our friends at WABI Burien: Care to walk through a wooded ravine, bright with late “spring green”? This Sunday, June 5, our Walk-n-Talk will start at the top of the hill and walk down the... [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]

PHOTOS: Wildlife, flowers, seaplane, humans spotted at Seahurst Park Beach

PHOTOS: Wildlife, flowers, seaplane, humans spotted at Seahurst Park Beach

Courtesy resident Elston Hill comes these great photos – of wildlife, flowers, a seaplane and even humans(!) – enjoying Burien’s amazing Seahurst Park Beach last weekend (click images to see... [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]

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…

Dog-loving Volunteers will prep Burien’s new Dog Park on Thursday, Nov. 5

Dog-loving Volunteers will prep Burien’s new Dog Park on Thursday, Nov. 5

On Thursday, Nov. 5, local dog-loving Volunteers, along with Beneful team members will work side-by-side with Burien Toyota and Chevrolet employees and community members to aid construction efforts at... [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]

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]

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: Volunteers needed to help clean Miller/Walker Creek Fri./Sat.

REMINDER: Volunteers needed to help clean Miller/Walker Creek Fri./Sat.

Volunteers are needed this Friday, Sept. 18, and Saturday, Sept. 19 to help neighbors (in this perfect cool fall weather) to restore forest around Miller and Walker Creeks. Join your Miller-Walker... [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]

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]

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]