Celebrate the 10th anniversary of Boulevard Park and North Burien’s annexation
April 1, 2020 marks the 10th anniversary of the annexation of North Burien and Boulevard Park (southern North Highline) neighborhoods to the city of Burien. In May 2009, King County and the City of Burien passed resolutions placing annexation proposition on the August primary ballot. The ballot issue was approved by a majority of southern North Highline residents, and on April 1, 2010, southern North Highline became part of Burien.
The North Burien and Boulevard Park neighborhoods are the most demographically diverse areas in Burien. The Boulevard Park library, the oldest library in the King County Library System, was remodeled in 2019. This fall, the City of Burien is partnering with Discover Burien to celebrate the first Boulevard Park Block Party.
A few facts about the North Burien and Boulevard Park neighborhoods:
- As of the last census, there are approximately 15,000 people living in these neighborhoods.
- There are 32 acres of park land in six parks: Arbor Lake Park, Hazel Valley Park, Hilltop Park, Puget Sound Park, Salmon Creek Park, and Southern Heights Park.
- There are 36 miles of streets.
- There are two elementary schools: Southern Heights Elementary and Hilltop Elementary schools.
- There are dozens of unique dining opportunities and small businesses in the neighborhoods.