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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]

Volunteers needed for two work parties in Burien on Saturday, March 15

Volunteers needed for two work parties in Burien on Saturday, March 15

Our friends at Burien Parks are seeking Volunteers to help with two work parties set for Saturday, March 15: 9 a.m. – Noon: Arbor Lake Park, 12380 2nd Ave South; removing invasive plants and spreading... [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]

PHOTOS: Some scenes of – and an update on – Restoration Work at Seahurst Park

PHOTOS: Some scenes of – and an update on – Restoration Work at Seahurst Park

Click image to see larger version. Above is the “plan view” of what a new playground new shelter area will look like after the project is finished at Burien’s Seahurst Park. The new site... [Read more]

Burien Parks chooses ‘Miller Creek Trail’ as name for new trail in NERA

Burien Parks chooses ‘Miller Creek Trail’ as name for new trail in NERA

Burien Parks on Wednesday (Nov. 20) announced that they have selected “Miller Creek Trail” as the name for the City’s new trail property located in the Northeast Redevelopment Area (NERA), a 158-acre... [Read more]

Volunteers needed to help at two Burien Parks events this November

Volunteers needed to help at two Burien Parks events this November

Lisa Aumann from Burien Parks wants our Readers to know that there are two opportunities for Volunteers to help during November: Mark your calendars for a couple of events in NOVEMBER: Check the link to... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘Sad day in Burien’ when 2 cars get broken into at Eagle Landing Park

LETTER: ‘Sad day in Burien’ when 2 cars get broken into at Eagle Landing Park

[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:] Dear Editor, It is a sad day in Burien. A friend... [Read more]

Long dispute over Westmark’s ‘Emerald Pointe’ ends with agreement

Long dispute over Westmark’s ‘Emerald Pointe’ ends with agreement

by Jack Mayne After 23 years of battling between Neighbors of Seahurst Park and Westmark Development Corp., the two sides reached an agreement Friday, Sept. 13, that frees the developer to use its clearing... [Read more]

PHOTOS: ‘Last Low Tide’ before Seahurst Park Beach undergoes restoration

PHOTOS: ‘Last Low Tide’ before Seahurst Park Beach undergoes restoration

BTB Contributor Maureen Hoffmann sent us the following note and photos, regarding Seahurst Park Beach, which will close in late September or early October for a restoration project: An elder Burien resident... [Read more]

Students nearly finished with Seahurst Park Trail Restoration Project

Students nearly finished with Seahurst Park Trail Restoration Project

Our friends at Burien Parks posted this story Monday (Aug. 12), honoring the work of students helping restore a trail in Seahurst Park: In early July, the Burien Adopt-a-Park program entered into a summer... [Read more]

Seahurst Park to be closed from Sept. 3 – April 2014 for major construction

Seahurst Park to be closed from Sept. 3 – April 2014 for major construction

Let’s hope no dead whales wash into town for a while – Burien Parks announced this week that Seahurst Park will close on Sept. 3 – the day after Labor Day – and remain closed through April... [Read more]

Volunteers needed to help spread mulch at Mathison Park Friday afternoon

Volunteers needed to help spread mulch at Mathison Park Friday afternoon

Volunteers are needed to help spread mulch chips at Mathison Park on Friday afternoon (May 31) from 4 – 6 p.m. “Gina O’Kelley completed her Aviation High School Project by restoring an area at... [Read more]