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Hilltop Park Vision Plan

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The City of Burien Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services (PaRCS) Department is developing a vision plan for future improvements at Hilltop Park. This planning process builds on the work begun by the Hilltop Park Activation and Reimagination Project, which gathered input on desired improvements from Hilltop Elementary School students and park neighbors through the Green Burien Partnership.  Community input was also sought through the Shape Your City initiative.

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There are several ways you can get involved:

  • Take a survey and provide feedback on the three vision plan alternatives
  • Sign up for the Burien Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services email newsletter for project updates
  • Email your questions or comments to

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Project Contact

Contact or call the Burien Community Center at (206) 988-3700.

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Background Information

The Hilltop Park Vision Plan Project will facilitate future improvements to the park by performing environmental and geotechnical studies and a topographic survey, which will inform the design of park improvements in a vision plan and schematic design (or 30% design documents).

Environmental studies include a critical areas report and buffer mitigation plan for the wetland area, and environmental compliance review. Other work includes site surveying, select geotechnical borings and report, and preparation of land use permits.

Once the design team understands the limitations of the site based on these studies, they will combine that knowledge with the community’s priorities for park improvements and develop three vision plan alternatives and cost estimates. The alternatives will be presented to community members for input, which will be used to refine the alternatives into one final vision plan.

The vision plan will become the basis for 30% schematic design documents. Once, complete, the schematic design and cost estimate will be used in budgetary planning for the long-term capital improvements plan and to seek funding for final construction documents and construction of park improvements. This project is funded by the Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office (RCO) and the City of Burien.   

Project Timeline

July 2023

Project kick-off

July-September 2023

Site investigations and environmental studies

August-October 2023

Vision plan alternatives

November 2023

Community feedback on vision plan alternatives

November-December 2023

Preferred vision plan

December 2023-January 2024

Community feedback on preferred vision plan

January -March 2024

Schematic design

Last Updated: November 27, 2023