On Saturday, Feb. 8, from 10 a.m. â€“ Noon, Feet First will hold its second annual “Stairway Walks Day,” which will include Burien’s Eagle Landing Park. This event features 18 simultaneous walks across the region, which celebrate the legacy of several hundred publicly accessible stairways. The legendary stairs of Eagle Landing Park â€“ with 289 steps â€“ will serve as our local location:
“The remarkable Eagle Landing Park sits right above the Puget Sound in a quiet, woody residential part of Burien. We’ll start at Lake Burien Park and head down to Eagle Landing, coming across a viewing area to search for the bald eagles somewhere high among the trees. We’ll quickly reach the featured stairway, which is the fourth-longest in the region. After heading down all 289 steps, we’ll be treated to views of Vashon and Maury Islands across the Sound, and Three Tree Point southward down the beach.”Here are the details for our local event: WALK LEADER:Â WABI Burien WHEN:Â Saturday, Feb. 8; Walkers willÂ gatherÂ at 9:45 a.m..Â WalkingÂ willÂ begin at 10 a.m.WHERE:Â Burien’s walk willÂ BEGIN AT LAKE BURIEN PARK,Â 14640 18th Ave.Â (due to sparse parking at Eagle Landing Park). We will walk 6 blocks west along SW 149th St. until it curves around onto 25th Ave. SW and the entrance toÂ Eagle Landing Park, 14641 25th Ave. SW. STATS:Â 0.4 miles: 289 steps down and 289 steps up, plus the 6 blocks to-and-from Lake Burien Park. (The metal steps are reached by a winding dirt path which starts at the park’s trailhead.) IMPORTANT NOTE:Â This walking event isÂ FREEÂ thoughÂ REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. CLICK HERE.Â The event is presented by Feet First and they require that walkers sign a liability waiver and photo release (permission to be photographed and published) in order to participate. Online registration includes acceptance of their terms. Some waiver/release forms will be available on the day of the walk for those unable to register online. If you’ve never climbed these stairs, here’s a video tour byÂ Clemence Lafrades: [youtube]http://youtu.be/ASGz9hPSNCs[/youtube] WHAT: Stairway Walks Day 2014, featuring 18 unique stairway walks across the Puget Sound Region. WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 8, from 10 a.m. â€“ Noon. WHERE: One walk in Burien, and seventeen others in Bellevue and various neighborhoods of Seattle. RSVP: Space is limited to 25 people per walk. Please RSVP in advance at www.feetfirst.org or stairwaywalks2014.