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Seattle Strides through Burien East and West

We hope you’ve saved the date to join the Seattle Sound Striders on their 3 days of walks south of Seattle, two of the days here in Burien: May 23, 24 and 25 (as we first reported HERE). (The Sound Striders are affiliated with Seattle Parks & Recreation.) Walkers may take part in all, some or part of these walks, depending on their ability.

From the Seattle Sound Striders’ Web Site:

Striders’ 3-Day walk 2017:  South of Seattle

There’s more south of Seattle than Sea-Tac Airport and Southcenter Mall! And that’s what we will explore on our Strider’s 3-Day Walk on May 23, 24 and 25.

From Burien’s water’s edge on Puget Sound to the banks of the Green River in Tukwila, we’ll walk this mix of residential, commercial, and green areas including 23 different parks, greenways, gardens, trails, and a golf course. We’ll end each day with our famous Happy Hour.

Sound Striders-2016

Click to view and download further details:
3-day Overview and Logistics


Tuesday, May 23, 9:30 am
Burien East – Downtown Burien to Tukwila

Map Day 1 Burien East Tue May 23 2017

Highlights:  Highest point in Burien, SeaTac Botanical Garden,  Historic structures in Tukwila
Meeting Place:  9:30 a.m., Grand Central Bakery, 526 SW 152nd, Burien


Wednesday, May 24, 9:30 am
Green River – Tukwila

Map Day 2 Green River Wed May 24 2017

Highlights:  Green River Trail, Fort Dent Park, Duwamish Trail
Meeting Place:  9:30 a.m., Costco Tukwila parking lot, NE corner, 400 Costco Drive, Tukwila


Thursday, May 25, 9:30 am

Burien West – Downtown Burien to Gregory Heights,
Seahurst Park and Return via Chelsea Park

Map Day 3 Burien West May 25 2017

Highlights:  Puget Sound views, Lake Burien Park, Seahurst Park, Burien Community Garden
Meeting Place:  9:30 a.m., Grand Central Bakery, 526 SW 152nd, Burien


  • Each walk is 10-11 miles.
  • Pack your lunch (a picnic) and water.
  • Start time is 9:30 a.m. all three days.
  • Happy Hour at the end of each day. 
  • Plan to take the bus or plan your own parking.

Our hard-working planning team this year is Barbara McHarg, Karin Queen, Frances Rondestvedt and Dan Rounds, with generous help from Laura Kennedy of WABI Burien. Many thanks to those that have put so much effort into orchestrating these walks.