Lake Burien Memorial Park Re-opens

Lake Burien Memorial Park Re-opens with New Playground and Pathway Improvements
Posted on 12/22/2021
Lake Burien Memorial Park's new playground.

After being closed for several months of construction, Lake Burien School Memorial Park, featuring a new playground and pathway improvements, is re-opening to the public on Monday, December 27.

“We are very pleased to re-open a beloved and frequently used park,” said Carolyn Hope, City of Burien Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Director. “After months of community engagement and planning, the project team settled on improvements widened the pathway to allow for more accessibility and replaced the playground for youth ages 5 to 12 years old. The community participated in the review of the pathway design and selection of the final play equipment.”

A loop pathway that circles the park was replaced and now has an asphalt and adjacent gravel pathway. There were also improvements to entry points into the park.

The playground equipment was replaced with a new Venti® system, compact playground equipment that packs 20 activities into a small area. The new playground contains nets, slides, belts, and climbers, providing fun challenges that promote physical development and strategic thinking, while also creating places for kids to hangout, take a break, and connect with others. In addition to the Venti® system, there are two traditional swings and a dish swing.

The improved pathways were paid for through a grant from the King County Community Development Block Grant Consortium with funds obtained from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The new playground was paid for by the City. 

Over the next few months, City staff will install new benches, tables, and trash receptacles to replace formerly installed furnishings that needed to be removed because of either their condition or to make way for the new pathways. A new fence will be installed on the south end of the park and in the spring, staff will make more improvements to the landscaped areas along the pathway and ensure grass grows in the hydroseeded areas. City staff will also work on replacing signage related to the Lake Burien School memorial.

A grand opening event will be scheduled in the spring or early summer, once the City completes final improvements.

More information