Dozens of Volunteers worked at Lakeview Park (on SW 160th) to help prepare a space for Burien’s new Off-Leash Dog Park on Thursday morning, Nov. 5. “While I was there working we were removing the brush from the chain link fence, cleaning up little debris and trash, spreading topsoil, building benches and timber stairs,” Andrea Reay, Executive Director of Discover Burien told The B-Town Blog. “It was a wonderful event and great to see so many people from the community come out to support the park.” Volunteers were excited to get to work and really start to see the efforts of Kellie Bassen, the B-Town Dog group and everyone else involved in thisÂ project from the beginning start to take shape: As weâ€™ve previouslyÂ reported, this new off-leash dog park receivedÂ $30,000 in corporate donations last June â€“ $20,000 from Beneful, and $10,000 from Burien Chevrolet &Â Burien Toyota.Â This follows a $15,000 fundraising effort from theÂ B-Town DOGÂ volunteers, as well as $15,000 in matching funds from the City of Burien, for a grand total of $60,000 raised for the new park. In 2013 Beneful sponsored a â€œDream Dog Parkâ€ contest, in which B-Town DOGâ€™s Kellie Bassen and her pooch Bailey were one of 14Â finalistsÂ for a $500,000 prize. Unfortunately, they didnâ€™t win, so this donation was an excellent consolation prize. “It really will be a beautiful new addition to Burien Parks when itâ€™s completed,” Andrea added. “Of course it never would have happened without the support of Burien Toyota, The City, Benefulâ€™s Dream Dog Park project, Kelly and B-Town Dog and all the community support. I always love to see our community come together and activate a public place with so much positive energy and vitality. Best part of my job is seeing us all work together and Making Burien Awesome!” The new Burien Toyota & Chevrolet Off Leash Dog Park â€“ which is slated to open in 2016 â€“ is located at Lakeview Park, at 422 SW 160th Street. Photos courtesy Discover Burien.]]>
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That used to be my elementary school…(sniff). This park looks like good use of the vacant land.
This is wonderful! So nice of people to volunteer and of the corporate sponsors to fund it.
Had to work or I would have been there. Great thing for Burien.
Good job everybody. Thank you Dean and Mona.
Was a truly great day where we the citizens put aside the recent election and worked together to create something awesome!!!
P.S. Just a reminder that Lakeview park is still there!!! Down below the Dog Park
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