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Tukwila Residents’ Guide

INSIDE The 2014 Tukwila Residents’ Guide is the first guide to the City of Tukwila published by the Tukwila Reporter. We hope you will find it informative; please keep the guide closeby because it’s intended to provide useful information all year long. Dean A. Radford, editor HERE’S WHAT YOU’ll FIND INSIDE:

Mayor’s message/2 City of Tukwila/3 City Council/4 Getting help/5 Schools/6, 7 Calendar/8 Police/9 Fire/9 Essentials/10 Historical sites/11 Tukwila fun/12 Museum/13 Recreation/14 Business/15 Regional publisher/ Polly Shepherd Publisher/ Ellen Morrison Editor/ Dean A. Radford 425-255-3484, ext. 5150 Sales/ Ellen Morrison, Tamie Beitinger, Lisa Yaskus, Marie Skoor, James Purviance

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Tukwila: City of opportunity Welcome to Tukwila – the City of opTukwila: Important phone numbers portunity, the community of choice! Just 10 miles south of Seattle, we are at the crossCity Hall, 206-433-1800 roads of all things exciting for the entire City Council region. We have wonderful shopping, dining, parks, trails, recreation, and a diverse • Joe H. Duffie, 206-478-0089 cultural heritage that all come together to • Dennis Robertson, 206-242-6373 create a vibrant community. Our convenient • Allan Ekberg, 206-241-6904 location and excellent housing options make • Verna Seal, 206-293-3274 Tukwila a great place to start a business or • Kathy Hougardy, 206-571-0007 raise a family. • De’Sean Quinn, 2014 president, 206-331-5939 Our population has grown dramatically • Kate Kruller, 206-853-9330 through the years, and now with nearly City job line, 206-433-1828 20,000 residents, and over 40,000 jobs including research and development, manuCommunity development, 206-431-3670 facturing and sales, our already expansive Economic development, 206-433-1832 retail core is growing even faster. City Attorney’s Office, 206-433-1867 Some of our unique and City prosecutor, 206-431-3666 exciting businesses in TukCity clerk, 206-433-1800 wila make it a true enterCrime prevention, 206-431-2197 tainment location for the Fire (non-emergency) 206-575-4404 Puget Sound region. You Fort Dent Park, 206-431-3232 can park for free at Westfield Shopping Center, the Human Services, 206-433-7180 largest shopping mall in King County Animal Control, 206-296-7387 the state, go indoor skydivMayor Jim Mayor’s Office, 206-433-1850 ing at iFly, play 18 holes Haggerton Municipal Court, 206-433-1840 of golf at the Foster Links, Police (non-emergency) 206-433-1808 watch wildlife as you walk Public works, 206-433-0179 or jog along the Green River Trail, visit the Tukwila Community Center, 206-768-2822 Family Fun Center for nine acres of games, or explore the new Space Shuttle Trainer at Tukwila Pantry, 206-431-8293 the Museum of Flight, which is one of the Tukwila Pool, 206-267-2350 largest flight/space museums in the world. Utilities billing, 206-433-1835 Our friendly pro-economic development Volunteer coordinator, 206-768-2822 climate attracts and keeps businesses and ensures we will be a thriving center of exciting EMERGENCIES opportunity for generations to come. Call 911 Those jobs are enriched by some of the area’s most beautiful parks and open spaces. Plan a family picnic, company outing, or celebration at one of our picnic shelters. Enjoy our annual Backyard Wildlife Festival with guided bird tours, native plant sales, and a kid’s garden party. Tukwila has a diverse and active population, who care about making our schools, neighborhoods, and environment the best place in the region. I know you’ll agree with me once you see all we have to offer. Welcome! Sincerely, Mayor Jim Haggerton

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Within Tukwila’s nearly 10 square miles live about 19,000 people, who within minutes can get to a freeway, shop at a world-class shopping mall, take a flight almost anywhere and meet neighbors from around the world. Tukwila has changed mightily since it incorporated nearly 106 years ago, in 1908. It was home to some of the Washington Territory’s pioneers and today is home to some of the nation’s newest immigrants. With five schools the Tukwila School District is considered the most diverse school district in the nation. There are 2,000 businesses in the city, from mom-and-pop stores to national retail chains and prominent industrial giants. But Tukwila still has room to grow, especially in the Southcenter area.


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Tukwila City Hall campus is where the business of the city is conducted and where the Tukwila City Council meets. There are two buildings on the campus that house the city’s departments. The 6200 building is where the council meets and it houses such key officials as the mayor and city clerk. 6200 Southcenter Blvd., Tukwila, WA, 98188 206-433-1800

citywebsite The City of Tukwila’s website, www.tukwilawa.gov, contains extensive information about the city, including City Council agendas and minutes, a city calendar and in-depth information about city services that will help residents get through their daily lives and better understand their government.


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Mayor Jim Haggerton E-mail: mayor@tukwilawa.gov Phone: 206-433-1850 Office: Tukwila City Hall, 6200 Southcenter Parkway Jim Haggerton was elected to his second four-year term as mayor beginning on Jan. 1, 2012. Previously, he served for 13 years on the City Council. Haggerton is the city’s chief administrative officer, ensuring that the laws and ordinances of the city are enforced. He represents the city on numerous local, regional, state and national organizations. The city administrator is responsible for overseeing the city’s daily activities.


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The Tukwila City Council is the city’s legis- TUKWILA POOL METROPOLITAN lative body that acts on proposals submitted PARK DISTRICT The Tukwila Pool Metropolitan Park Disby Mayor Jim Haggerton and his staff. Memtrict is a separate government agency that bers are elected to four-year terms. owns and operates the Tukwila Pool and oversees its aquatics program through a CONTACT • E-mail: citycouncil@tukwilawa.gov or contract with the City of Tukwila. The Tukwila City Council serves as the disto reach an individual council member, follow this protocol, firstname.lastname@tuk- trict’s Board of Commissioners, which meets at 5:30 p.m. the fourth Wednesday of the wilawa.gov • Phone: 206-433-8993, council analyst month in council chambers at City Hall. The district’s executive director is Jennafer Price Laurel Humphrey • Office: City Council members don’t have Cargill, who can be reached at 206-6784937 or via e-mail at jpcargill@tukwilapool. regular office hours. org. The Tukwila Pool Advisory Committee MEETINGS The City Council meets at 7 p.m. the first provides community feedback and support and third Mondays of the month at its City to the Board of Commissioners and the pool. Hall chambers. The council meets as the Meetings are held 8:10 a.m.-9:40 a.m. first Committee of the Whole at 7 p.m. the sec- Saturday of the month at the Tukwila Comond and fourth Mondays of the month in its munity Center, Arts Room B, 12424 42nd chambers. All council meetings are public, Ave. S., Tukwila. except for executive sessions at which legal, land or personnel issues are discussed



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GOVERNMENT MEETINGS • Arts Commission, first Tuesday, 5:30 p.m., Tukwila Community Center, contact Stephanie Gardner at 206767-2342 • Civil Service Commission, first Monday, 5 p.m., Hazelnut Conference Room, Contact Kim Gilman at 206-431-2187 • Community Affairs Parks Committee, second and fourth Tuesday, 5:30 p.m. Hazelnut Conference Room. • Equity Diversity Commission, first Thursday, 5:15 p.m., Hazelnut Conference Room, Contact Joyce Trantina at 206-433-1850 • Finance Safety Committee, first and third Tuesday, 5:30 p.m. Hazelnut Conference Room. • Library Advisory Board, first Tuesday, 7 p.m., Community Center, Contact Stephanie Gardner at 206767-2342 • Park Commission, third Wednesday, 5:30 p.m., Community Center, Contact Dave Johnson at 206-7672308 • Planning Commission, Board of Architectural Review, fourth Thursday, 6:30 p.m., Council Chambers at City Hall, Contact Wynetta at 206-431-3670


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gettinghelp Numerous social services are available to help Tukwila residents in need. Extensive information is available on the City of Tukwila’s website, www.tukwilawa.gov, under Human Services. Here are a few.

• Tukwila Pantry, 3118 S. 140th St., Tukwila, open 12:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturdays. Tukwila residents are welcome. Bring photo ID and a current utility bill showing address. www.tukwilapantry.org. 206-431-8293 • Tukwila Children’s Foundation, early education preparation classes for parents to learn how to help their children in school, emergency supplies and assistance, references and resource help. 206-816-1379 • Pregnancy Aid, 730 S. 225th St. Des Moines. Provides clothing, cribs, car seats and other furniture to new moms. Items are “borrowed” and then returned when no longer needed. 206-878-3770. • King County Sexual Assault Resource Center. Provides crisis intervention counseling support, legal, medical information and advocacy to victims of sexual assault. 425-226-7273. www.kcsarc.org. • Crisis clinic, offers 24-hour, telephone-based crisis intervention and information and referrals to community services for youth and adults. 206-461-3222. • Domestic Abuse Women’s Network (DAWN), offers a 24-hour crisis line to victims of domestic violence. 425-656-7867. www.dawnonline.org. • Tukwila Office of Human Services, 6300 Southcenter Boulevard, next to Tukwila City Hall. Provides help connecting Tukwila residents with services and programs to meet their needs. 206-433-7180 or 206-433-7181. Call first to ensure someone is in the office.

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• YWCA of Seattle King County – Emergency Housing Program. Provides shelter and case management to families with children for up to 90 days. 425-226-1266, ext. 1002. www.ywcaworks.org • Senior Services of Seattle King County - Meals on Wheels. Provides home- delivered meals to home-bound senior citizens. 206-448-5767. www.seniorservices.org. • Refugee Women’s Alliance (ReWA). Provides bi-cultural/bi-lingual case management, advocacy, employment and family services to refugees and immigrants. 206-957-2029. www.rewa

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Tukwila schools celebrate diversity More than 2,900 students are enrolled in five schools in the Tukwila School District, representing many cultures and ethnic groups and speaking more than 80 world languages. Forty percent of students qualify for English Language Learner services. Eighty-five percent of students are eligible for free/reduced school meals. A certificated staff of 184, classified staff 138 and 26 administrators serve the district and its five schools, Foster High School, Showalter Middle School and Cascade View, Tukwila and Thorndyke elementary schools.

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SUPERINTENDENT Nancy Coogan Phone: 206-901-8006 Email: coogann@tukwila.wednet.edu Office: Administration Building, 4640 S. 144th St., Tukwila District website: www.tukwila.wednet. edu

DISTRICT WEBSITE The Tukwila School District’s website is www.tukwila. wednet.edu. There is a wealth of information there for students, parents, the community and district staff. Everyone can connect socially, too, at www.facebook. com/tukwilaschools, www.twitter.com/tukwilaschools, www.youtube.com/tukwilaschools and www.flickr. com/photos/tukwilaschools




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tukwilacalendar JULY Family Fourth at the Fort July 4, 4 p.m.-10 p.m. Fort Dent Park opens to the public at 9 a.m. Friday, July 4, with July 4 activities beginning at 4 p.m. The fireworks display is at 10 p.m. The day includes inflatable bouncers and slides and an entertainment stage. Vendors will have food and barbecues are allowed in designated areas. Movies on the Green July 18 and July 25 The “doors” open at 8 p.m. (bring your own lawn chairs) at the Foster Golf Course for the Movies on the Green, with movies showing at dusk. The movie July 18 is the PG-13 “The Great Gatsby” and the movie July 25 is the PG “E.T.” The golf course is at 13500 Interurban Ave. S.

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opens at 8 p.m. and the movies start at dusk. Bring chairs and blankets. The schedule: Aug. 8, “Despicable Me 2;” Aug. 15, “The Nut Job,” and Aug. 22, “Frozen.” A donation of two cans of food to support the Tukwila Pantry is suggested.

Touch-A-Truck July 26, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Kids of all ages will sit in the driver’s seat of Tukwila’s big rigs, including fire trucks, and learn about safety and emergency preparedness offered by the City of Tukwila and exhibitors at the Foster High School parking lot, 4242 S. 144th St.

Tukwila Kid’s Festival Aug. 23, noon-4 p.m. The annual festival for kids at Cascade View Park, 14211 37th Ave. S., has exhibits and interactive booths, providing an educational experience for the while family. It’s free.

AUGUST Peanut Butter and Jam Family Concert and Show Series Wednesdays, Aug. 6-27, noon-1 p.m. The series is held outside the Tukwila Community Center next to the spray park. Bring picnic baskets and blankets; kids dance and sing to the music of favorite performers. The schedule: Aug. 6, Recess Monkey; Aug. 13, Johnny Bregar; Aug. 20, The Not-Its!, and Aug. 27, Eric Ode

SEPTEMBER The Fourth of July festival at Fort Dent Park is full of family fun and a fireworks display to cap the evening.

Tukwila Heritage and Culture Festival Sept. 19, 2 p.m.-6 p.m. The festival at Foster High School celebrates Family Summer Outdoor Tukwila’s diversity and the Taste of Tukwila Cinema Series lets visitors taste food from around the world. Fridays, Aug. 8, 15, 22 Seating for the free family movies under There will be music and dance performances, the stars at the Tukwila Community Center arts displays and hands-on activities.

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tukwilafire The City of Tukwila Fire Department serves a residential community of about 19,000 and a major retail and commercial district in Southcenter with a staff of 63 career-uniformed firefighters and four civilian personnel. The department provides fire suppression and medical aid, fire code inspections, sprinkler, fire alarm and building plan review, fire cause investigation, and numerous fire prevention safety education programs

• Emergency: 911 • Non-emergency: 206-575-4404 • E-mail: tukwilafire@tukwilawa.gov • Acting Fire Chief: Chris Flores Tukwila staffs four fire stations: • Station 51, 444 Andover Park E. This is the headquarters station. All fire prevention activities, plan reviews and permits are done at this station. • Station 52, 5900 S. 147th St. • Station 53, 4202 S. 115th St. • Station 54, 4237 S. 144th St. When firefighters are at any of the four stations, they will check blood pressures. Someone is always available at Station 51 to provide this service.

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tukwilapolice The City of Tukwila Police Department, with 92 employees, provides a progressive, fullservice and professional police force to the Tukwila community. The department sponsors and supports community activities and programs as part of its Community-Oriented Policing objectives. The potential demand for police services grows dramatically during the week because the Southcenter commercial area draws 140,000 workers and Tukwila Police Officer Brent shoppers on a weekday. Crime Frank with K9 partner Ace. Dean data about Tukwila is available online at crimereports.com. A. Radford/Tukwila Reporter

• Emergency: 911 • Non-emergency: 206-433-1808 • Email: police@tukwilawa.gov • Chief Mike Villa

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tukwilaessentials Getting around Finding a particular location isn’t hard – if you know how to address the problem. Avenues run north and south. Streets and roads run east and west. Roads labeled “Place,” “Drive” and “Court” are generally offshoots. For avenues, the numbers get higher as you go east from the City of Tukwila (or lower if you go west). For streets, the numbers get higher in a north-to-south direction. And, of course, there’s the problem of different names for the same road. The county has its naming protocols, usually numbers, and the City of Tukwila has its protocols. The road names change depending on whether the road is in a city or the county. South 180th Street/Carr Road/Petrovitsky Road is a good example. It’s the main street that runs past Valley Medical Center. On the Valley floor, it’s South 180th Street through Southcenter, then South 43rd Street. Going up the hill past Valley Medical, it turns into Southeast Carr Road, then Southeast Petrovitsky Road. Southcenter Boulevard is also South 154th Street.

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Vehicle licenses There are contract offices that sell vehicle and vessel licenses in Burien, Kent and Renton, among other offices. They are Siler Licensing, 628 S.W. 151st St., Burien, 206-243-8222; Kent Licensing Agency, 331 Washington Ave. S., Kent, 253-852-3110; and Renton Licensing Agency, 329 Williams Ave. S., Renton, 425228-5640. General information about licenses for vehicles and vessels, including online renewal, is available at www.dol.wa.gov.

Vehicle emissions The closest station to Tukwila for vehicle emissions testing is in Renton, 805 S.W. 10th St. The phone number is 425-228-6453. More information on the state-required tests is available online at www.ecy.wa.gov/programs/air/cars/automotive_pages.htm.

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Information about voting and voter registration is available online at http://kingcounty.gov/elections.aspx. For general information, call 206-296-VOTE. The King County Elections Division is located at 919 S.W. Grady Way in Renton. All voter-related services are available there.



Pet licenses Tukwila contracts for services with Regional Animal Services of King County and City Hall (6200 Southcenter Blvd.) is one of many places that customers can purchase King County pet licenses. License tags are issued over the counter at the City Clerk’s Office during normal business hours of 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. Fees are $30 for an altered dog or cat and $60 for an unaltered dog or cat. There are discounts for qualifying seniors. The website is www.kingcounty. gov/safety/regionalAnimalServices.aspx.



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historicalplaces Want to learn first-hand about Tukwila’s history? Then visit some of the city’s many historical places that are remembered with a monument, plaque or something that makes Tukwila unique.

down and replaced in the late 1940s, 144th Street and 59th Avenue South, Frank W. Zepp Bridge then served as City Hall. behind the Tukwila Heritage and South 180th Street over DuCultural Center; Marcelle and Rudolf wamish/Green River; Frank W. Zepp Duwamish/Green River Trail Regel Civic volunteers - Plaque to rec- Bridge - long-time city supervisor, Pedestrian Bridge ognize years of civic service, October dedicated 1970. Dedicated plaque - South 180th 1983. and Andover Park East on wooden footbridge; Byron Sneva - Tukwila Public Works director, dedicated in 1988.

Joseph Foster Park Historical Monument - South 138th Street and 53rd Avenue South; Crystal Springs Park land donated to build Foster school Historical Water Tank - South west of the monument. 160th Street and 51st Avenue South; Concrete Open Tank - Crystal Springs Foster Golf Links Water Company piped spring water Historical Monument - North end to valley farms. of Foster Golf Links, 56th Avenue South and Interurban Avenue South; Duwamish/Green River Trail identifies location where flat-bottom Historical Centennial Monument boats landed at a point called Foster - Christensen Road north of Baker Landing near the Foster Homestead. Boulevard at the entrance to the Green River trail; Nelsen Landing Fort Dent Park Riverboat landing from 1853 to 1886 Historical Monument - Within at the Nelsen family farm, 200 yards Fort Dent Park, Fort Dent Way; found north. along the Green River Trail just outside the outfield fences of fields 1 and Strander Boulevard over 2 commemorating the Black River Green River Junction Landing for flat-bottomed Historical Plaque - Strander Bouleboats that carried passengers and vard and Green River; Lois T. Newton goods to and from the Duwamish Bridge, served as city clerk for many and Green Rivers between 1854 and years, bridge named in her honor. 1886. Fort Dent was named after U.S. Duwamish Park Army Capt. Frederick T. Dent, who Historical Plaque - 42nd Avenue was said to have supervised con- South and South 116th Street; Dustruction of the building. Dent wamish School - Former site of first eventually became a colonel in the school for School District No. 175, Civil War and was a member of Gen. operated 1911 to 1974. Ulysses S. Grant’s staff (Gen. Grant married Dent’s sister, Julia). Tukwila Community Center Petroglyph Rock - 42nd AvTukwila Heritage and Cul- enue South and 124th Street; Native tural Center American site, grassy area was once Historical Plaque - Tukwila Library, a campsite on the river for Native 59th Avenue South and South 144th Americans as a food-gathering locaSt.; former elementary school (1920- tion. 1938) and City Hall (1947-1978). Hazelnut Park Turn-of-the-century school burned Plaque west of play area, South


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tukwilafun A river walk I love the walking trail along the Duwamish, from the bridge over the spot where the Duwamish Indian’s legendary “Northwinds Fishing Weir” was to the green wooden walking bridge. I’ve seen salmon so thick, looking down at them from that bridge, that it looked like you could walk across water. (Check out the photos online, http://tinyurl.com/pfaa6sk Jacque Carroll, Sustain the Tukwila Pool and voted Tukwila’s top volunteer

My library time My favorite thing to do in Tukwila is to spend time at Foster Public Library doing different activities with my friends. I also love the bowling alley! #AcmeBowl Cierra Ghafari junior, Foster High School

Helping community My favorite thing to do for enjoyment in Tukwila will be going out the community and helping them if they are looking for support. Go out to Cascade View Com-

munity Park enjoy the day with the diverse community. From the sports of soccer, volleyball, and cricket. As being, more closely to Tukwila I love to do research on how I can support community in Tukwila. Lastly, I mostly spend my time working with the community and letting them feel more close to new country. Tek Kafley Foster graduate, active in the Bhutanese community

Walking the dogs Walking our Alaskan Malamutes Nikki and Denali is great enjoyment. We visit Tukwila’s parks often. Be it Crystal Springs or car rides to the Duwamish Hill Preserve, or Ikawa Park, or Tukwila Park or Tukwila Pond, and the Interurban Trail. Say ‘car ride’ and we all get excited. Allan Ekberg, Tukwila City Council

A round of golf I enjoy playing golf at Foster Golf Links with friends and family. The course is intertwined with the Duwamish River providing for a very peaceful round. At only 4800 yards I can play there with my son as well as my Dad; no 350-yard drives needed! Very affordable too! Issac Tucker Foster basketball coach

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Visit our classrooms “For great enjoyment it is my pleasure to walk into a classroom and see a rainbow of faces eagerly and actively learning. It gives me great joy to have kindergarten students requesting that I read to them, or a civics classroom wanting to debate a topic of student concern. No matter what age, what content, it is a rich tapestry that cultivates community for one Tukwila.” Superintendent Nancy Coogan Tukwila School District

Fourth at the Fort July 4th at Fort Dent is a highlight in Tukwila. Music, vendors, activities for kids and great fireworks at the end. Best of all, friends that don’t see each other often hang out for hours talking, sharing food and solving the problems of the world. Great times! Chuck Parrish, community member

Beer and a burger That’s easy! My favorite thing to do in Tukwila is to have a cold beer and grilled chicken burger at Billy Baroo’s patio on a nice summer evening. Derek Speck, City of Tukwila economic development director

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Who best knows where to have fun in town? The locals, of course. So we asked a few folks to share their favorite thing to do in Tukwila.

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This Samurai warrior is part of the Tukwila Heritage and Cultural Center Japanese Sister City Collection Exhibit.

tukwila’sstory The Tukwila Historical Society was founded by local residents in 1975 with the purpose of preserving the area’s heritage. In 1991 with funding support from the City of Tukwila, the society assisted in the writing of a comprehensive history of Tukwila titled, “Tukwila – Community at the Crossroads.” The society’s headquarters is at the Tukwila Heritage and Cultural Center, 14475 59th

Ave. S., Tukwila. The phone number is 206-244-4478; the email is tukwilahistsociety@ tukwilahistory.org. Call or email for information about museum hours. The society has spent recent years to raise money to improve and renovate the former, and historic, Tukwila City Hall for the museum. The society is always looking for artifacts that will help tell the story of the Tukwila community.

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tukwilarecreation tukwilapool The mission of the Tukwila Pool is to make swimming accessible and relevant to a diverse community. The pool staff strives to contribute to the Tukwila community by creating a warm, friendly environment with diverse programs, increased knowledge of water safety, efficient swimming techniques and fun. There is an extensive program of swim lessons and open swims and swims for specific groups. • Website: tukwilapool.org • Phone: 206-267-2350 • E-mail: poolinfo@tukwilawa. gov • Location: 4414 S. 144th St., between Foster High School and Showalter Middle School

sportsallpro Seahawks Renton is the official home of the Super Bowl XXVIII Champion Seattle Seahawks! Fans and Seahawks players interact regularly at the training camp in the summer at the Seahawks’ headquarters and practice facility, the Virginia Mason Athletic Center in north Renton. Each practice session has a limited number of seats that fans register for online. Visit Seahawks.com for practice schedules and more information.

Mariners The Seattle Mariners play home baseball games at Safeco Field April through October. The Mariners have a number of flexible ticket options for groups and individuals. Go to SeattleMariners.com for more information.

Sounders The Tukwila Pool, next to Foster High School, offers lessons, swims for various groups and is home to the Foster girls swim team. Dean A. Radford/Tukwila Reporter

communitycenter The Tukwila Community Center is the tion and registration information. • Website: www.tukwilawa.gov/recrehub of the city’s recreation and sports activities for participants of all ages. There is ation/rectcc.html • Phone: 206-768-2822 a comprehensive Recreation Brochure on • E-mail: parksrec@tukwilawa.gov the city’s website, www.tukwilawa.gov, • Location: 12424 42nd Ave. S. that provides class and program informa-

golflinks The city-owned Foster Golf Links offers and banquet rooms and an outdoor panine-hole and 18-hole courses that have tio. Food and drinks are available at Billy drawn golfers to the course along the Baroo’s. • Golf shop: 206-242-4221 Duwamish River for nearly 90 years. The • Billy Baroo’s: 206-588-2763 15,000-square-foot clubhouse includes a • Location: 13500 Interurban South pro shop, an instruction studio, meeting

The Seattle Sounders, who also have the same ownership as the Seahawks, play home soccer games at Qwest Field February through June. The Sounders are Seattle’s Major League Soccer team and have the most season-ticket holders in the league. Go to SoundersFC.com for more information. They practice at the Starfire Sports Complex in Tukwila.

Rainmakers The Seattle Rainmakers of the Major League Ultimate Frisbee league play their home games at Renton Memorial Stadium in North Renton. The home season gets under way April 19 and runs through June 14. For more information visit seattle.rainmakers. mlultimate.com.

Thunderbirds The Seattle Thunderbirds play in Kent’s ShoWare Center. The hockey team’s season runs from September through March and tickets are reasonably priced. Visit tickets.SeattleThunderbirds.com for more information.

Storm The Seattle Storm play home basketball games at KeyArena, May through September. The Storm offer a family friendly and affordable atmosphere at games. Go to wnba.com/storm/ for ticket and schedule information.

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tukwilabusiness Chamber of Commerce helps Tukwila’s businesses prosper Tukwila is home to about 2,000 businesses. Helping them to prosper, along with businesses in Burien, Des Moines and SeaTac, is the Southwest King County Chamber of Commerce, headquartered in Tukwila. The chamber focuses on business advancement in the region by helping to build and maintain a strong economic environment. The chamber hosts a number of events for its members, including membership luncheons, networking events, ribbon cuttings, a recognition and awards luncheon and a Vegas Night. The chamber is also a wealth of information about community events, places to visit and, of course, local businesses. The Chamber of Commerce is located at 14220 Interurban Ave. S., No. 134, Tukwila. The phone number is 206-575-1633 and an email is staff@swkcc.org. Website: www.swkcc.org. The office is open 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. For those seeking seeking information about travel and things to do, there’s also the Seattle Southside Visitor Center in Westfield Southcenter Mall. It’s open 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday.





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ukwila’s parks, trails, and recreational facilities play an important role in providing safe, inviting and healthy spaces for our residents, businesses and visitors. Participating in recreation programs, enjoying a park or using a trail positively impacts the community on a daily basis. Tukwila Parks and Recreation provides the community with positive activities for Youth and Teens, safe spaces to play in, and creates community connections. We are also an important link to restoring and revitalizing important green spaces, improving access to physical activity and contributing to your social well-being. The Tukwila Parks and Recreation staff have shown tremendous commitment to the City’s recreational opportunities by striving to provide the best services possible – all in an effort to make Tukwila a better place to live, work and play.

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Parks & Recreation Director

Tukwila Community Center 12424 – 42nd Avenue South, Tukwila, WA 98168 www.tukwilawa.gov/recreation TCC 206-768-2822 • Fax: 206-768-0524 • tukparks@tukwilawa.gov Facility Rental Office – Phone 206-767-2377 Fax: 206-767-2346 • rentals@tukwilawa.gov

Foster Golf Links & Billy Baroo’s 13500 Interurban Avenue South, Tukwila, WA 98168 Pro Shop: 206-242-4221 • Restaurant: 206-588-2763

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