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 construction continues in the upland areas of the park along the main trail, work has focused on the installation of the thousands of feet of irrigation throughout the project site. As irrigation sections are completed, the installation of plant materials and grass will follow. Miscellaneous metal work, such as guardrails along the new fish ladder at the Marine Lab is being completed. The compacted gravel pathways throughout the site are beginning to be installed and the lower parking lot has now been demolished and re-graded, including installation of associated drainage culverts and rain garden infrastructure. For recent photos of these developments, please visit the project photo album on Flickr. As reported in the last update we are still focusing on an August re-opening of the park. We also want to acknowledge everyone’s patience as we get closer to the completion of this project. Are you on Facebook? Follow and *like* Seahurst Park on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SeahurstPark.
Here are some recent pics courtesy Burien Parks, showing the latest progress on the project (click images to see larger versions/slideshow): 14329663741_29593b4592_o [caption id="attachment_74976" align="aligncenter" width="485"]14348217845_7a9954c6de_o Parks Development & Operations Manager Steve Roemer & Parks Department Director Michael Lafreniere during last week’s visit to the construction site … in the background is a portion of the newly created wetland area that will be fed by North Creek. Also, a view of the new turnaround area being constructed adjacent to the new playground (see plan view). — at Seahurst Park.[/caption] 14519224874_2f79c194d8_o 14334069498_19078b124d_o 14334044339_87384a8a16_o 14519575992_a9b77138fe_o 14333933740_fc3d52be9c_o 14334010378_d01b7abcd3_o 14520580095_90e5615a83_o]]>