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Navos Holding Informational Meeting about Ruth Dykeman Campus Thursday

Navos Holding Informational Meeting about Ruth Dykeman Campus Thursday

Navos will be holding an informational meeting about its proposed re-visioning project for the Ruth Dykeman Children’s Center Campus this Thursday night, March 28 starting at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will... [Read more]

Help Ruth Dykeman Children’s Center at Burien Toyota’s Giving Tree

Help Ruth Dykeman Children’s Center at Burien Toyota’s Giving Tree

Burien’s Ruth Dykeman Children’s Center (now a part of Navos), is seeking donations for the 12 local children it serves, ages 6 – 13, and you can help by donating at a “Giving Tree”... [Read more]

Three Local Non-Profits Have Ideas on How YOU Can Help During the Holidays

Three Local Non-Profits Have Ideas on How YOU Can Help During the Holidays

Navos, Ruth Dykeman Children’s Center and Seattle Children’s Home, together with their partners, help 40% of the children, youth and families seen in our community for emotional and mental health issues.  And... [Read more]

Navos & Ruth Dykeman Holding Back-to-School Shoe Drive

Navos & Ruth Dykeman Holding Back-to-School Shoe Drive

Navos and the Ruth Dykeman Children’s Center are holding a back-to-school Shoe Drive for needy kids, and you can help out by donating online or buying gift cards at shoe stores. “Children in... [Read more]

Ruth Dykeman Center Merges With Navos

Ruth Dykeman Center Merges With Navos

On Monday (Nov. 29), two of Burien’s most prolific non-profits announced that they were merging – the Ruth Dykeman Children’s Center (RDCC), established in 1921, is merging with Navos, one... [Read more]

Garage Sale To Benefit Ruth Dykeman Children’s Center Is Saturday, June 19

Garage Sale To Benefit Ruth Dykeman Children’s Center Is Saturday, June 19

A garage sale to benefit Burien’s Ruth Dykeman Children’s Center (RDCC) will be held Saturday, June 19th from 9am to 4pm at the center’s campus, located at 1033 Southwest 152nd Street. There... [Read more]

Ruth Dykeman Children's Center Needs Volunteers For Spring Cleanup 4/24-25

Ruth Dykeman Children's Center Needs Volunteers For Spring Cleanup 4/24-25

Burien’s Ruth Dykeman Children’s Center is seeking volunteers to help with their spring cleanup on Saturday and Sunday April 24-25th, from 9am to 4pm at their campus on SW 152nd. This call... [Read more]

Giving Trees Will Help Ruth Dykeman Children’s Center Kids

Giving Trees Will Help Ruth Dykeman Children’s Center Kids

Burien’s Ruth Dykeman Children’s Center has placed “Giving Trees” throughout the area, and you can make a child’s Christmas wish come true by purchasing their wish list item.... [Read more]

Help Ruth Dykeman Children’s Center – Buy A Holiday Wreath

Help Ruth Dykeman Children’s Center – Buy A Holiday Wreath

Burien’s Ruth Dykeman Children’s Center’s Annual Holiday Wreath Sale has begun, and for just $25 each you can help support the children, families and community that they serve everyday.... [Read more]

Ruth Dykeman Children’s Center Golf Invitational Is 6/24

Ruth Dykeman Children’s Center Golf Invitational Is 6/24

Burien’s Ruth Dykeman Children’s Center’s 6th Annual “Fore Our Kids!” Golf Invitational will be hosted at Foster Golf Links in Tukwila on Wednesday, June 24th.

Here are the details…

Should Lake Burien Get A Public Park? City Says “No”

Should Lake Burien Get A Public Park? City Says “No”

by Jack Mayne

A small group of residents are continuing their efforts to have the city of Burien purchase for a public park a recently rezoned portion of the Ruth Dykeman Children’s Center property on Lake Burien.

The area was rezoned last December, so the Dykeman Center can sell it to improve its revenue structure during the current economic downturn. When approached by the group calling itself the Committee to Free Lake Burien, Dykeman’s CEO said the center would not sell the land for a park.

Lake Burien is well known to long-term residents of the city but newer residents are likely to ask, “There is a lake in Burien?” That is because the lake is completely surrounded by private homes with no public access to it.

Under federal law, all lake shores the size of Lake Burien are considered public, but the sticking point is getting to the lake across private property.

The rezoned land, apparently for sale at some time in the future, would not include public access to the lake, which is vehemently opposed by owners of the property surrounding Lake Burien,

A flier by area resident Lee Moyer says the property should be purchased as a lake front park…

Hearing On Ruth Dykeman Zoning Change Sept. 23rd

Hearing On Ruth Dykeman Zoning Change Sept. 23rd

View Larger Map We heard rumors about this all summer, and now it looks like it’s true according to the City of Burien – the Ruth Dykeman Children’s Center, located on SW 152nd (with... [Read more]