Burien and its surroundings are packed with great parks for family outings. BBOnline has compiled a list of the best Burien parks for you.
Eagle Landing Park
14641 25th Avenue SW
Burien, Washington 98512
This six-acre park along a wooded bluff is a haven for eagles and nature lovers. It features a beach, forest, an eagle nest viewpoint and an interpretive trail. The park has a rich diversity of wildlife and plants. The quarter-mile walk to the beach from the spacious parking lot is steep, dropping by 275 feet. Look out for woodpeckers, hawks, raccoons, otters and foxes. Dogs on leash are allowed. It's a great place for spending some quality time with the family during your stay at a Burien Bed and Breakfast.
Lake Burien School Memorial Park
SW 148th & 16th Avenues SW
Burien, Washington 98166
This is one of the Burien parks that offers recreational opportunities such as tennis and walking. There's a playground, concerts in the summer as well as free movie screenings. Check out the website for movie and music schedules.
3600 South 228th Street
Seatac, Washington 98188
Dog lovers and dog trainers adore this 37-acre park, because dogs can race around unleashed. There are even water fountains for dogs. Overlooking the Kent Valley, the park offers spectacular views of Mount Rainier. With its trails (some of them paved), it's a popular place for baby strollers. Scenic trails meander through a deciduous forest of Douglas firs and other trees. SeaTac is less than two miles from Burien.
SW Seahurst Park Road
Burien, Washington 98166
This is a gorgeous and popular park on the shores of beautiful Puget Sound. The shoreline area is a marine reserve where you'll find sea treasures like barnacle-covered rocks, seaweed, clams, sand dollars and starfish. The views of the Olympic Mountains across the water are worth seeing. There are walking trails, towering 100-foot trees and a paved walkway above the sandy beach. The Duwamish Indians used to gather berries and harvest various plants in this area.
Kids love the free naturalist program in this Burien park. Come equipped with snacks or a picnic lunch, because you won't find eats around here. 'Moonlight Beach Walks' are usually held here in December and January. Nighttime is the best for spotting creatures on the beach.
Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park
1201 Lake Washington Blvd. N.
Renton, Washington 98055
Just three miles from Burien, this is a must-visit park for families. Located on the south shore of Lake Washington, the park covers 57 acres. The annual 4th of July Fireworks and the Kidd Valley Summer Concert Series are held here. The swimming beach is open all year round and manned by lifeguards. Amenities include a playground, volleyball and tennis courts and boat launches. The park also features an interpretive botanical walk, jogging trails and a paved waterfront walkway.
A favorite with picnickers, the park has a couple of good restaurants. Burien parks can get pretty crowded in the summer, but it's definitely worth a visit from your Burien Inn.