From our friends at WABI Burien:
This month, the WABI Weekday Walkers will stroll through North SeaTac Park. This lovely park is located just east of Burien, in neighboring SeaTac.
In 2021, The Seattle Times reported:
“The area that makes up North SeaTac Park has long been intertwined with the Port of Seattle. Originally, the park land was a residential area that was cleared of houses beginning in the 1970s due to aviation safety regulations. It remained abandoned for about 20 years until it was reborn as North SeaTac Park in 1998.”
Today, the park features a peaceful setting with a paved, flat trail (part of West Side Trail) that travels through wooded areas and past a playground, ball fields, and a frisbee golf course. West Side Trail starts several miles south of SeaTac, following along Des Moines Memorial Drive and terminating, at least for now, at North SeaTac Park.
We will walk on Wednesday, Dec. 20, starting at 10 a.m. [NOTE LATER START TIME]. We’ll meet at the north end of the SeaTac Community Center parking lot, next to the playground and climbing wall. We will head west on 136th Street to reach the paths through the park. The total distance is approximately 2.5 miles. The walk should take around 60 minutes.
Date: Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2023
Time: Meet 5-10 minutes before 10:00 [NOTE LATER START TIME] so we can start walking promptly at 10:00 a.m.
Meeting Place: SeaTac Community Center parking lot, 3735 24th Ave S, SeaTac, WA 98168 (map below). Meet at the north end, next to the playground and climbing wall.