From our friends at WABI Burien:

All are invited to discover three of Burien’s 25 City Parks on January’s New Year’s Walk-n-Talk this Sunday, Jan. 7, 2024:

Date: Sunday, Jan. 7, 2024 (Rain or shine.)
Time: Meet-up at 2:00. Walking starts at 2:15.
Place: Meet at Hazel Valley Park, 251 SW 126th St. On-street parking.
Who: Walkers of every level and ability 
(Furry friends are welcome, too.)
Route: We’ll start our walk at Hazel Valley Park, make a northern loop around several blocks then pass by Puget Sound Park. We’ll take the foot bridge up and over 1st Avenue South, then head north and west to Arbor Lake Park. From there we’ll head east, south, then back west, returning back to Hazel Valley Park.
Distance: About 2.75 miles, round trip, mostly flat, with some sidewalks. Everyone walks at his or her own pace.

This is a FREE activity and draws people of many ages. Just come chat with people you wouldn’t otherwise meet up with!

For a small city, we have many gems of green space tucked here and there in various neighborhoods.

Click here for the City’s map of it’s parks: City of Burien Park System Map

More information about Burien City Parks, Trails and Facilities.

  • Hazel Valley Park – 251 SW 126th St., Burien: Located in North Burien, Hazel Valley Park is 2.9 acres and can be accessed from 124th St. The park offers a paved walking trail neighbored by a grove of mature fir trees.
  • Puget Sound Park – 135 SW 126th St., Burien: This 5-acre park is located along 1st Avenue North in north Burien. The former King County Park was acquired when the City of Burien annexed the area in 2010. This park features a .25 mile walking trail, playground, basketball court, picnic tables, and benches. The park features an on-site parking lot.
  • Arbor Lake Park – 12380 2nd Ave. S., Burien: This 8.5-acre park includes a small lake. The lake is the headwaters for Miller Creek. Residents from the neighborhood around the Park have been very active in working to restore the park and clean up the areas around the lake (view photos). The park also has a playground for children.

(Please click on the walking route map below for a larger view, then print it out, if you’d like, and bring it with you to the walk.)

WABI-WNT Hazel Valley Map

Intentions for Burien’s Walk-n-Talk:

  • “Encourage active living to support physical and mental health.”
    (Part of Burien’s “Vision”.)
  • Initiate conversation between friends and neighbors, new and old.
  • Create our own little “volksmarch“, in the European tradition.

For questions, comments and suggestions, please contact Maureen Hoffmann at [email protected].

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