Opening in late 2015, the Burien Toyota & Chevrolet Dog Park is adjacent to Lakeview Park, a 2.8 acre neighborhood park located in Burien, WA. It is located on the site of the former Lakeview Elementary School.
In 2012, the idea for an off-leash dog park in Burien gained momentum after numerous public surveys, Parks Board meeting discussions, public meetings and Council meetings. The B-Town Dog Owners Group (DOG) organized and spoke at Parks Board and City Council meetings and committed to support the goal of establishing an off-leash dog park through volunteering and fundraising. On July 1, 2013 the City Council approved a dog park to be located at Lakeview Park and authorized the City Manager to sign an amendment to the property lease with Highline School District. During the biennial budget process for FY2015-2016, the Council approved the commitment of $15,000 Parks CIP Fund Balance for the establishment of a dog park in 2017 on the condition that the remaining needed funds would be matched and raised through private donations.
B-Town DOG’s enthusiastic volunteers were able to raise funds much more quickly than had been anticipated, and on February 2, 2015, it presented a check for $15,000 to the Council. It even received an Exemplary Service Award for their efforts from Discover Burien on March 20, 2015. Additional support came through in the form of a $10,000 commitment from Burien Toyota and Chevrolet in exchange for naming rights on the park. Finally, an additional $20,000 donation in support of the dog park project was provided by Beneful, a dog food company owned by Purina.
Dog-owners can become involved in supporting the operation of this park by getting involved with the B-Town DOG organization ... visit www.b-towndog.com for more information.