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Mac’s Roadhouse CREAM • PANCAKES • SUSHI • EAT HERE • BREAKFAST • LUNCH • DINNER Jimmy • APPETIZERS • BURGERS • BARBEQUE • 34902 Pacific Hwy S.....................253-874-6000 HANDICAPPED ACCESSIBLE VEGETABLES • FRUITS • ICE CREAM • PANCAKES • SUSHI • EAT HERE • BREAKFAST • LUNCH • DINNER • APPETIZERS jimmymacsroadhouse.com Panera• Bread • BURGERS • BARBEQUE • VEGETABLES • FRUITS • ICE CREAM • PANCAKES SUSHI • EAT HERE • BREAKFAST • 2107 S 320th St..........................253-839-2499 LUNCH • DINNER • APPETIZERS • BURGERS • BARBEQUE • VEGETABLES • FRUITS • ICE CREAM • PANCAKES • SUSHI Poverty Bay Coffee Company • EAT HERE • BREAKFAST • LUNCH • DINNER • APPETIZERS • BURGERS • BARBEQUE • VEGETABLES • FRUITS • ICE 1108 S 322nd Pl..........................253-945-0012 CREAM • PANCAKES • SUSHI • EAT HERE • BREAKFAST • LUNCH • DINNER • APPETIZERS • BURGERS • BARBEQUE • Puerto Vallarta Mexican• DINNER Restaurant• APPETIZERS VEGETABLES • FRUITS • ICE CREAM • PANCAKES • SUSHI • EAT HERE • BREAKFAST • LUNCH 2002 SW Campus Dr.....................253-874-4029 • BURGERS • BARBEQUE • VEGETABLES • FRUITS • ICE CREAM • PANCAKES • SUSHI • EAT HERE • BREAKFAST • LUNCH • DINNER • APPETIZERS • BURGERS • BARBEQUE • VEGETABLES • FRUITS ICE CREAM Red Robin•Gourmet Burgers• PANCAKES • SUSHI 2233 S 320th St..........................253-946-8646 • EAT HERE • BREAKFAST • LUNCH • DINNER • APPETIZERS • BURGERS • BARBEQUE • VEGETABLES • FRUITS • ICE CREAM • PANCAKES • SUSHI • EAT HERE • BREAKFAST • LUNCH • DINNER Salty’s • APPETIZERS at Redondo • BURGERS • BARBEQUE • VEGETABLES • FRUITS • ICE CREAM • PANCAKES • SUSHI • EAT HERE • BREAKFAST • LUNCH • DINNER • APPETIZERS 28201 Redondo Beach Dr S..........253-946-0636 • BURGERS • BARBEQUE • VEGETABLES • FRUITS • ICE CREAM • PANCAKES • SUSHI • EAT HERE • BREAKFAST • SubZero Ice Cream & Yogurt LUNCH • DINNER • APPETIZERS • BURGERS • BARBEQUE • VEGETABLES • FRUITS • ICE CREAM • PANCAKES • SUSHI 31653 Pacific Hwy S.....................253-941-3248 • EAT HERE • BREAKFAST • LUNCH • DINNER • APPETIZERS • BURGERS • BARBEQUE VEGETABLES • FRUITS • ICE Tokyo Japanese•Steakhouse CREAM • PANCAKES • SUSHI • EAT HERE • BREAKFAST • LUNCH • DINNER 1404 • APPETIZERS • BURGERS • BARBEQUE • S 320th St..........................253-839-4352 VEGETABLES • FRUITS • ICE CREAM • PANCAKES • SUSHI • EAT HERE • BREAKFAST • LUNCH • DINNER • APPETIZERS • The Rock •Wood Fire Kitchen BURGERS • BARBEQUE • VEGETABLES • FRUITS • ICE CREAM • PANCAKES •34817 SUSHI EATPkwy HERE • BREAKFAST • LUNCH Enchanted S..............253-835-7625 • DINNER • APPETIZERS • BURGERS • BARBEQUE • VEGETABLES • FRUITS • ICE CREAM • PANCAKES • SUSHI • EAT HERE • BREAKFAST • LUNCH • DINNER • APPETIZERS • BURGERS • BARBEQUE • VEGETABLES • FRUITS • ICE CREAM • PANCAKES • SUSHI • EAT HERE • BREAKFAST • LUNCH • DINNER • APPETIZERS • BURGERS • BARBEQUE • VEGETABLES

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Burden from page 9 mouthwatering that the room around me came into focus in the glow of it. Soccer on the television, colors on the walls. Spanish in the kitchen and smiles on faces in the dining area like artificial sunshine. I ordered tacos like a madman. The asada was smoky. The cabesa fell apart in my mouth. The lengua had that pleasant, earthy smoothness that you can only coax out of it by knowing exactly what you’re doing. In the technicolor warmth of that dining area, I squeezed wedges of lime into the warm embrace of those tacos on their paper plates, beads of the sweet nectar spouting across the table top while the sportscasters on the flat screens and in my heart screamed “GOAL.” To the muted sounds of Spanish and kitchen noises, I

squirted salsa from a squeeze bottle in ribbons across my food. Carefully made salsas with personalities all their own. Sweet ones. Smoky ones. Sassy ones. I don’t envy the onlookers to the eating that I did that day. There’s no excuse for making those kinds of noises in public. Things that fall on the floor shouldn’t be picked up and eaten. Using one’s face as a vacuum is something that should be done in the privacy of one’s home. In my defense, though, transformation is never a pretty thing. Not when Bruce Banner turns into the Hulk. Not when Dr. Jekyll turns into Mr. Hyde, and, apparently, not when Pacific Northwest Kellen turns into taco-ineach-hand, salsa-straight-from-the-bottle Southern California Kellen. — Kellen Burden is a local novelist and lunch enthusiast. More of his work can be found at www.goatfederation.com.

Other Kellen Burden notable restaurants in Federal Way: I Love Ramen 31254 Pacific Highway S 253-839-1115

Pimienta Bistro and Bar 34029 Hoyt Road SW #C 253-838-2398

Cockatoo’s Chicken Restaurant 33130 Pacific Highway S 253-661-2960

Cho Dang Tofu Restaurant 31829 Gateway Center Blvd. S 253-839-2459

Pac Island Grill 2012 S. 320th St. 253-529-8667

29500 Pacific Highway S 206-592-6922

“It’s the kind of food that sends you off the rails, just a little bit. I was gnawing the buttery, musky meat off some stewed oxtail, picking little savory chunks of it off the bone while I held it in my sauce-slathered fingers. At one point, I wiped my hands on a napkin and watched the sauce come away on the paper and this thought sincerely inhabited me: “Stupid napkin. Getting all that sauce and it can’t even appreciate it.” – Excerpt from The Hand That Feeds: Kellen Burden’s noted restaurants in Federal Way

Seoul Bakery 31217 Pacific Hwy S H Mart food court 253-839-6200

Topoki Pocha

Mi Chalateca

“Hot pan over an open flame, sauce bubbling up between the noodles, spicy paste percolating among the fish cakes and cabbage and green onions. The flavors grow more intense with every second they spend roiling together, and as I ate them I found myself making curious librarian noises between slurps.” “…They have pre-selected combos, which is a really good way to get a feel for the place, but if you’re leaning toward adventurous you can customize your dish. The last time I was there I opted for the soondae, a Korean blood sausage, and I found that it gave the meal a new and interesting earthiness. A totally different flavor.”

“Pupusas, or Hot Salty Yes, as I’ve come to call them, are a maiz flatbread filled with meats and/ or cheeses. Until 1950, they were a well-kept small-village secret, and in the ’80s they found their way to the U.S. in the dust cloud of a mass exodus from El Salvador, prompted by a bloody civil war. In the time since, pupusarias have sprouted up all over the U.S., and as soon as you get one of those warm, perfectly seasoned, nirvana discs between your teeth you’ll understand why. Mi Chalateca’s are no exception. The revuelta pupusa that my waitress and new soccer buddy twirled out of the kitchen with was soft and warm and perfect for a rainy day.”

2200 S. 320th St. #1B 206-651-7793

Mi Bella Honduras

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33427 Pacific Highway S 253-838-1688

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FEDERAL WAY MIRROR 31919 1ST AVE S, SUITE 101

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SYLVAN LEARNING CENTER 32020 1ST AVE S #109

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STANFORD INSURANCE 909 S 336TH ST

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CORNELIUS LAW FIRM 33530 1ST WAY S

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COLDWELL BANKER/BYRON HILLER 33313 1ST WAY S

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JIMMY MAC’S ROADHOUSE 34902 PACIFIC HWY S

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RECREATIONAL FACILITIES Federal Way Community Center

Dumas Bay Centre & Knutzen Family Theatre

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CITY PARKS & TRAILS Adelaide Park

30619 16th Ave SW

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32730 17th Ave SW

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Alderdale Park

2700 SW 340th Pl

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1100 S 324th St

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S 333rd St & 24th Ave S

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Celebration Park

1095 S 324th St

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Coronado Park

2501 SW 349th Pl.

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Dash Point Highlands Park

5300 SW 324th Pl.

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Dash Point State Park

3045 SW Dash Point Rd

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Dumas Bay Centre Park

3200 SW Dash Point Rd

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Dumas Bay Sanctuary Park

30844 44th Ave SW

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English Gardens Park

1210 SW 333rd St

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French Lake Dog Park

31531 1st Ave S

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Heritage Woods Park

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Hylebos Blueberry Farm

28200 24th Pl. 630 SW 356th St

Lake Grove Park

833 SW 308th St

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Lake Kilarney Park

3500 Weyerhaeuser Wy

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Lakota Park

31334 SW Dash Point Rd

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Laurelwood Park

23rd Ave S & S 292nd St

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Madrona Park

SW 356th & 15th Ave SW

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Mirror Lake Park

915 S 315th St

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Olympic View Park

29th Ave SW & SW 330th Ave

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Palisades Park

5039 SW Dash Point Rd

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Sacajawea Park

1401 S Dash Point Rd

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Saghalie Park

33914 19th Ave SW

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Steel Lake Park

2410 S 312th St

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SW 312th Sports Courts

SW 312th St & 11th Ave SW

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31620 Pete von Reichbauer Way S.

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3913 SW 337th St

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From fresh fruits and vegetables, Federal Way Farmers Market serving Ethiopian, Caribbean, Filipino to lunch from area food vendors, to and other Asian food, Ehl said. Other special events schedule: flowers to activities, the Federal Way popular food booths feature chicken, Library Day.......................................July 8 Farmers Market features something for American barbecue, mini donuts, beef Family Safety Day, Community Resource everybody to enjoy. jerky and Hawaiian shaved ice. Day & WIC Distribution.................July 15 In its 14th year, the farmers market The farmers market will also feature Community Resource Day & WIC Distribution............July 22 & July 29 runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. every a number of returning events, including Saturday, from May 13 through Oct. 28, Outdoor Bazaar and........................Aug. 5 an outdoor bazaar and a 1-mile Bark Bark for Life Pet Parade in the Commons Mall Sears parking lot for Life Pet Parade around the mall, BECU Kids Activity Area.................Aug. 19 on Pacific Highway South. benefiting the American Cancer Lions Club Classic Car Show.........Aug. 26 The market supports about 60 Association, Aug. 5. Outdoor Bazaar & Apple Festival.... Sept. 2 vendors from week to week. The always popular chili cook-off, BECU Kids Activity Area................. Sept. 9 Organizer Rose Ehl said visitors pitting restaurants against each other Fall Harvest Day.......................... Sept. 16 can count on a number of Washington to see which makes the best chili, will Chili Cook Off.............................. Sept. 23 farmers presenting fresh fruits and take place Sept. 23. The event, which Fall Harvest Day.......................... Sept. 30 vegetables throughout the summer and used to be a competition between the Outdoor Bazaar............................... Oct. 7 fall, with all coming from Washington. police and fire departments, allows BECU Kids Activity Area................. Oct. 14 She said the number of fruit and visitors to taste different chili recipes. Fall Harvest Day............................ Oct. 21 vegetable vendors varies, depending The event also supports various nonSeason close................................ Oct. 28 on what is in season, but can feature profit organizations in the area. When up to 30 vendors during peak season, from August and they sell 50 tickets, the organization collects $10 of the September, when peaches, corn and apples are fresh. ticket price, while the farmers market collects $2. For a bite to eat, the market has a number of vendors For vendor applications and more information, visit to satisfy all appetites. This year, the market has vendors federalwayfarmersmarket.com.

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Emergencies........................................................911 Federal Way police...............................253-835-6700 (non-emergency line) South King Fire and Rescue.................253-946-7248 (non-emergency line) Puget Sound Energy............................888-225-5773 (power, utilities, gas) Lakehaven Utility District......................253-941-1516 (water, sewer) Waste Management............................800-592-9995 (garbage, curbside recycling) City of Federal Way Parks & Rec...........253-835-6901 St. Francis Hospital..............................253-838-9700 Federal Way Public Schools..................253-945-2000 Federal Way City Hall............................253-835-7000 Federal Way Chamber of Commerce.......................253-838-2605 Federal Way Community Center...........253-835-6900 Federal Way Senior Center...................253-838-3604 Federal Way Municipal Court................253-835-3000 Fusion.................................................253-874-1257 (crisis, transitional housing assistance) Domestic Abuse Women’s Network emergency line.......................425-656-7867


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Wild Waves and Enchanted Village always a local hotspot

Wild Waves Water Park and Enchanted Village is the only combined water and amusement park in Washington. The park offers numerous ride and water attractions as well as games, events, seasonal attractions and opportunities to shop and dine. The park opened solely as Enchanted Village in 1977 with only nine rides available, and Wild Waves Water Park was built in 1984. The twin parks grew over the years and now features 40 rides and attractions. The park is at 36201 Enchanted Parkway S. Hours and dates are subject to change and may do so at any time without notice. For more information on admission prices and park hours, visit www.wildwaves.com

Dash Point from page 6 close despite the 3.36 miles it would take to swim there. Restless to get some Fitbit steps in, we set off to look for the nearest trail. From the parking lot, the most obvious trailhead is the Thames Creek (Beach) Trail, which begins on the south side. There’s also Picnic Point Trail, Heartbreak Hill and Raven Beach Trail, however. All lead to the lower and upper campgrounds if you don’t mind walking alongside pavement and passing Highway 509 (Dash Point Road). We chose Thames Creek. The trail immediately takes hikers, walkers and non-bikers (they’re not allowed on this part) underneath a steel bridge. Walk a little further, and you’ll get a history lesson. Courtesy of the Historical Society of Federal Way is a framed informational sign with old black and white photos of how loggers chopped trees down back in the day. Behind the sign is one of those trees. It reads: “Loggers typically climbed on springboards that were wedged into the tree about eight to 10 feet up before chopping the tree down. Springboards had sharp metal ends that were jammed into wedges the logger had cut into the tree (courtesy of Earl Chambers).” Also, “Cedar stumps like this one (pictured) remaining at Dash Point State Park demonstrate how loggers notched trees prior to cutting them down. Loggers apparently chose not to use the stumps since they were difficult to cut and mill. The stump, about 11 feet high and 5 feet in diameter, is located

about 110 yards up a trail that begins at the east end of the parking lot (courtesy of Ann Hagen.)” Because it’s not quite summer, the perfect word to describe the flora and fauna of the park is “green.” Yellow buttercups were in bloom, but what really stood out were the ferns. Call me a fern nerd, but I’m always amazed by the intricate, delicate details in fern leaves. In fact, there’s a trail in the park named after the ferns. It’s called Fern Alley Trail, go figure. From Thames Creek Trail, you can choose to take the Old Boundary trail that dead ends at a bird-viewing platform or continue on the East Rim or Outbound trails. Both of those intersect with Boundary Trail and Heart Attack Hill, which, yes, has a small incline. The trails get a bit confusing from there, jutting off to the south with Paul’s Trail, Log Jam Trail, Ridge Trail, Know-It-All Kid Trail, The “S,” The Toenail, Technical Trail, something called the IMBA Trail and the Night Crawler. We decided to take the simpler route to the east, which lead us to Shannon’s Shin and Hoyt Road Trail. Speaking of Hoyt Road, there’s a small parking lot off of Hoyt for those coming from Southwest 320th Street. Beginning hikers will be happy to know there are benches scattered throughout the trails. The trail is also generally flat most of the way. However, dirt will get muddy on a rainy day, so plan accordingly. As a hiker who has aspirations to backpack the Canadian mountains, I believe the trails of Dash Point State Park are not physically challenging. They do, however, prompt a more difficult obstacle – the challenge to live in the present moment, to clear your mind of daily stressors and find happiness within a simple peace only a green forest can give you on a sunny day. — Raechel Dawson is a reporter for the Federal Way Mirror. She can be reached at rdawson@fedwaymirror.com.


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Adelaide Park Location: 30619 16th Ave. SW * Natural, Picnic and Play Area, Walking Trail, 6.7 Acres Alderbrook Park Location: 32730 17th Ave. SW * Natural, Picnic and Play Area, Walking Trail, 25.1 Acres Alderdale Park Location: 2700 SW 340th Place * Picnic Area, Play Area and Walking Trail, 2 Acres Cedar Grove Park Location: 2200 S. 333rd St. * Natural, Picnic and Play Area, Walking Trail, 2.6 Acres Coronado Park Location: 2501 SW 349th Place * Basketball Court, Picnic Area and Play Area, 1.2 Acres Dash Point Highlands Park Location: 5300 SW 324th Place * Natural Area, Picnic Area and Play Area, 5 Acres English Gardens Park Location: 1210 SW 333rd St. * Natural, Picnic and Play Area, Walking

Trail, 3.4 Acres Heritage Woods Park Location: 28159 S. 24th Place * Picnic Area, Play Area and Walking Trail, 4 Acres Lake Grove Park Location: 833 SW 308th St. * Basketball Court, Natural, Picnic and Play Area, Walking Trail, 4.8 Acres Lake Kilarney Park Location: 34902 Weyerhaeuser Way S. * Natural Area, Picnic Area and Walking Trail, 10 Acres Laurelwood Park Location: 2301 S 292nd St. * Baseball / Softball Field, Natural Area, Picnic Area and Walking Trail, 19.4 Acres Madrona Park Location: 2301 S. 292nd St. * Baseball/Softball Field, Natural Area, Picnic Area and Walking Trail, 19.4 Acres Mirror Lake Park Location: 915 S. 315th St. * Natural, Picnic and Play Area, Walking Trail, 3.4 Acres

Listing from city of Federal Way website Olympic View Park Location: 29th Avenue Southwest and Southwest 330th * Natural, Picnic and Play Area, Walking Trail, 9.8 Acres Palisades Park Location: 5039 Dash Point Road * Basketball Court, Parking, Picnic Area, Play Area and Walking Trail, 4.5 Acres Southwest 312th Sports Court Location: Southwest 312th and 11th Avenue Southwest * Basketball Court, Pickleball and Tennis Court, 2 Acres Wedgewood Park Location: 3913 SW 337th St. * Natural, Picnic and Play Area, Walking Trail, 3.09 Acres Wildwood Park Location: 2315 S. 300th St. *Natural, Picnic and Play Area, Walking Trail, 2.3 Acres Winco Park Location: Southwest Campus Drive * Natural Area and Parking, 1.6 Acres

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City-run community parks Celebration Park Location: 1095 S. 324th St. * Natural, Picnic and Play Area, Parking, Restrooms and Walking Trail, 83.5 acres Children’s play structure Four lighted baseball fields Four lighted soccer fields Trails and pathways connecting to the BPA Trails System

Dumas Bay Centre Park Location: 3200 SW Dash Point Road * Natural Area, Parking, Picnic Area, Restrooms and Walking Trail, 12 acres Dumas Bay Centre features the Knutzen Family Theater, a retreat and meeting center, as well as a park with beautiful views of the Puget Sound and Maury Island. This is a passive park, and games and athletics are prohibited. Dumas Bay Sanctuary Location: 30844 44th Ave. SW * Beach, Natural andPicnic Area, Parking, Restrooms and Walking Trail, 19.55 acres

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For more information about the city’s parks and recreational facilities, hours and picnic rental information, go to www. cityoffederalway.com and click on the Parks and Recreation link. Sandy beach front of Puget Sound and interpretive signs for the large heron rookery located in the greenbelts French Lake Park Location: 31531 First Ave. S. * Natural and Picnic Area, Parking, and Walking Trail, 10 acres Off-leash dog park and open lawn area Hylebos Blueberry Farm (Undeveloped) Location: 630 SW 356th St. * Natural and Picnic Area, Parking, Five acres Lakota Park Location: 31334 SW Dash Point Road * Natural Area, Parking and Restrooms, 28.2 acres One baseball field One lighted softball field One lighted soccer field One 440 yard track Sacajawea Park Location: 1401 S. Dash Point Road * Parking and Picnic Area, Restrooms and Walking Trail, 18 acres Children’s play structure Football field One 440 yard track Soccer field Pathways Tennis court Two lighted baseball fields Saghalie Park Location: 33914 19th Ave. SW * Parking, Picnic and Play Area, Restrooms and Walking Trail, 16.4 acres Basketball court Children’s play structure One 440-yard track One lighted soccer field One lighted football field Pathways Sand volleyball Two lighted baseball fields Two tennis courts

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Listing from city of Federal Way website Steel Lake Park Location: 2410 S. 312th St. * Natural Area, Restrooms and Walking Trail, 52 acres 100 parking stalls Beach Children’s play structure Concession building Five picnic areas — call 253-835-6964 for reservations Horseshoe pits and skateboard park across the street Open lawn areas Sand volleyball pit Swimming Town Square Park Location: Town Square Park, 31600 Pete von Reichbauer Way S. * Zip lines, Childrens play area, Basketball Court, Parking, Picnic Area, Restrooms and Seasonal Splash Park. Hours: Dawn to Dusk Contact Phone: 253-835-6910 West Hylebos Wetlands Park Location: 411 S. 348th St. * Parking, Picnic Area, Restrooms and Walking Trail, 120 Acres ADA Access Bike Rack Park features a large trail network through a large wetland system Pets and bicycles are not allowed in the park or on the boardwalk BPA Trail Location: Between S. 324th and Madrona Park * Natural Area and Parking, 3.64 miles ADA Access Phase 1: 1-mile trail from Celebration Park to First Avenue Phase 2: 0.95-mile trail from First Avenue to Southwest Campus Drive / Aquatic Center Phase 3: 1.4-mile trail from Southwest Campus Drive to South 356th Phase 4: 0.25-mile trail from S. 356th to Madrona Park playground Total: 3.6 miles of paved pathway West Campus Trail Location: Between the BPA Trail and South 320th St. * Natural Area and Walking Trail, 1.04 miles ADA Access


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would like to thank the Federal Way Mirror for the opportunity to write to you in the 2017 edition of Explore Federal Way. This piece serves as a wonderful way to highlight all of the fantastic opportunities Federal Way offers to residents and visitors alike. We are a growing and culturally diverse community located at the Jim Ferrell cross-section of travel and commerce City of Federal Way Mayor in Western Washington. Taking advantage of our prime location and population boom, we are working hard to create exciting new opportunities for families and businesses alike – while working to preserve our history and incorporate where we are headed in the future. We have worked to build a new and stronger sense of community and have begun the redevelopment of our downtown. We are laying the foundation for a robust town center that will create jobs and opportunity for this and future generations. This summer, we will open a world-class Performing Arts and Event Center, which will provide a venue for residents to stay local, take in a show or a meal, and shop downtown. The PAEC will bring in conferences and will be a superb place to hold corporate meetings, weddings and local galas like those of the Federal Way Chamber or the Rotary’s annual events. You are

invited to our grand opening, open house and ribbon cutting at 11 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 19. As important as the PAEC is, right next door is the catalyst that launched the entire redevelopment of our downtown — Town Square Park. The impact of green space and walkability in a city center cannot be underestimated. This jewel of our community features a spray park, walking trail, 4-acre lawn, vegetated green roofs and other environmentally friendly features that make Town Square Park unique in our region. Our wonderful splash park is now open, and I hope to see you and your family there this summer! We will also have our movies in the park this summer as well. With 32 parks in all, our city offers many options for local families and visitors. Celebration Park continues to impress, drawing thousands of people a year for sports tournaments. These guests fill our hotels and shop in our stores, generating millions in revenue for our city annually. Federal Way does not have a business and operations tax, and the cost to operate a business in our town remains low for the region. We have great neighborhoods with stunning Puget Sound views, and new construction is popping up all over town. As positive as the new developments throughout our town are, our greatest asset continues to be the more than 95,000 people who call Federal Way home. Whether it is our faith community, active service clubs, students and teachers, or new homeowners looking to start their lives here, Federal Way continues to be a community where opportunity thrives.


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Strong parks system enhances city’s livability Jessica Keller

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With more than 30 parks in Federal Way, residents of all ages have plenty of recreation areas from which to choose for exercise, play or just enjoying the outdoors. “Our parks are tremendous,” Parks Director John Hutton said. “They are one of the very best things about our city.” While he admits to being somewhat biased, Hutton said the city’s emphasis on having a strong parks matrix has increased the livability for Federal Way residents, adding people expect cities to have them. Parks not only provide people of all ages with recreational opportunities, they are open to all people, regardless of their finances. Hutton said the city’s parks department also hosts numerous special events throughout the year, including concerts in the park. Most of the events are free or

come with a minimal charge. The Fourth of July Red, White and Blues Festival at Celebration Park draws 23,000 people. “It’s one of the best in the region,” Hutton said. Hutton said about 20 of the city’s parks are categorized as neighborhood parks, and most have playgrounds. The parks are American Disabilities Act compliant and are inspected by trained individuals. Hutton said the castlethemed playground at Steel Lake Park, Family Funland, is “an unbelievable playground” and popular with children. “It truly is one of the best in the state, if not the best,” Hutton said. Steel Lake Park, which is situated on

52 acres, attracts not only Federal Way residents, but also draws in visitors from the region. In addition to the playground, it features a beach, natural area, parking, picnic area, restrooms and walking trail. See Parks page 5

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It also has horseshoe pits and a skateboard park across the street, a sand volleyball pit and swimming with lifeguards from June 20 through Sept. 7. The lake has a small boat launch, and canoes, row boats and paddle boats are permitted. Once a year, the lake is stocked with fish, and the parks department hosts a fishing derby for children. The remaining fish in the lake can be caught from the last Saturday in April through Oct. 31, according to the city’s website. “Our parks and recreation department is doing things nationally that nobody else is doing,” Hutton said. Another popular park in Federal Way is the newest addition: Town Square Park, which features a 66-foot-long zip line, a children’s play area, basketball court, picnic area, seasonal splash park, parking and restrooms. A rain garden at the southeast corner of the park acts as a filtration system for Hylebos Creek, which is the city’s prime salmon-bearing stream. Celebration Park, where many city functions are hosted, is also a very popular park, Hutton said. Situated on 83.5 acres, the park has a play area, picnic options, restrooms and walking trails that connect to the city’s BPA Trail. It also draws in people from throughout the region because of its athletic facilities — four lighted baseball and soccer fields. For people looking to get away from the hustle and bustle, Hutton recommends people visit Dumas Bay

Sanctuary, Palisades and Adelaide parks. Dumas Bay Sanctuary has a beach, natural area, parking, picnic area, restrooms and walking trail on 19.55 acres, which ends on a sandy beach front of the Puget Sound and interpretive signs for the large heron rookery, according to the city’s website. “It’s a gorgeous walk down to the Puget Sound with a beautiful trail that ends up right at the beach,” Hutton said. “It’s not a big beach area, but it’s really gorgeous.” Adelaide has a quiet wooded area, tennis courts and a brand-new playground, while Palisades is tucked off the side of Dash Point Road and has a grassy area, walking trail, basketball court, parking and picnic and play areas on 4.5 acres. Hutton said most of the city’s parks have walking areas or trails, with West Hylebos Wetlands Park a popular destination for residents seeking a nature experience. Set on 120 acres off of 348th Street, the park features a large trail network through the Hylebos Wetlands. A 1.7 mile boardwalk takes visitors deep into the nature area, which is ripe with wildlife, Hutton said. The park is home to more than 80 bird species during the year, a protected species of frog, deer, owls, coyotes, bald eagles and otters. Dogs and bicycles are not permitted in the park. For a complete list of the city’s parks, locations, hours and picnic rental information, go to www.cityoffederalway. com and click on the Parks and Recreation link.

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PowellsWood Garden 430 S. Dash Point Road Open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday from April 1 to Oct. 31. General admission is free for members or $7 for adults, $5 for youth 6-18 and free for children 5 and younger Spread across three acres and nestled against another 35 acres of native successional forest, the garden has cobblestone walking paths, a winding stream and a pond that blends gently into the forest and ravines of Redondo’s historic upper Cold Creek watershed. A conservatory-style Garden Room is available to rent for business meetings, weddings, photos, classes, reunions and other events. This year, the popular two-day PowellsWood StoryTelling Festival will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 21-22. The first day, internationally renowned storytellers engage registered guests with workshops designed to turn everyday people into storytellers. The second day features storytelling all day long with special secret spots in the 3-acre garden set up with tents featuring storytelling tracks for adults, families and children. For more information about the site's gardens and events happening throughout the summer, visit powellswood.org.

Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden 2525 S. 336th St. Open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays. General admission is $8 per person, $5 for seniors and students with school ID. Children 12 and younger, school groups with ID, activeduty and retired military personnel, members and current Weyerhaeuser employees are free. More than 10,000 rhododendrons grow in the woodland setting covering 22 acres, with over 2,100 forms of approximately 600 species including non-hardy and tropical species. There are also numerous companion plantings of ferns, primroses, irises, heathers, maples, magnolias, conifers and many other exotic See

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Dash Point State Park is perfect mix of forest and beach By Raechel Dawson rdawson@fedwaymirror.com

Trails in Washington are diverse. Some meander up mountain ridge lines with 360 degree views – a lake on the right, a mountain range on the left. Other trails weave between trees older than any living person. Creeks trickle by or waterfalls take the stage, drowning out the sounds of the forest. Nestled to the far west between Federal Way and northeast Tacoma is also a diverse trail in its own right. Dash Point State Park’s 398 acres of forest creep up to a sandy beach on Puget Sound. The park’s 11 miles of hiking trails, eight of which are available to bicyclists, are a haven from a growing suburban city that’s cut through by Pacific Highway and Interstate 5. As a hiker in my second year, I no longer consider myself a novice. I’ve summited Washington peaks and one in Montana, and I’ve peered across more alpine lakes than I care to count. I’ve crossed rivers, climbed cliffs and felt the descent in my knees (it feels like Jell-O). But the trails of Dash Point State Park are special. The quiet solitude this hidden gem provides is worth every Discovery Pass day charge, annual pass investment or camping fee. On a sunny Saturday morning, I woke up at an ungodly hour

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of 7 a.m. and made my way to the state park. With my trusty annual Discover Pass in hand, my hiking partner and I drove down to the main parking lot. Like children who can’t wait to eat dinner before dessert, we hit the beach first. After passing a picnic table in a grassy area, we were greeted with a muddy walk through a small, dark tunnel. Light scorched our retinas on the other side. Note to self: Bring sunglasses. An expansive sandy beach was on the other side. While, of course, sand was on that beach, so was a trail of seaweed leading to a stream of water called Thames Creek, which would eventually turn into Kate’s Creek. Various sand dollars and shells sprinkle the sandy saltwater shoreline. Some park-goers were out with their children, flipping over rocks, presumably so they could see little crabs scurry out – a rite of passage in oceanic education. The beach has 3,301 feet of shoreline and is home to bullhead, clams, cod, crabs, red snapper, sea birds, shellfish and starfish. According to Washington State Parks, clamming is not recommended. Fishing is allowed, however, with the proper license, of course. If you’re into photography, the beach offers an excellent view of Poverty Bay and Vashon Island. The island seems incredibly

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Gardens from page 5 plants. The rhododendrons bloom beginning in January, with peak bloom typically occurring mid-March through mid-May. There is always something in bloom, however, at the garden. The Victorian Stumpery is filled with a variety of ferns and other plants and can be best enjoyed spring through fall. The Rutherford Conservatory is filled with hundreds of tropical plants set next to waterfalls, a stream and boulders. Flowers are in bloom throughout the year in the conservatory, so there is always something to see. The garden is closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. Self-guided and guided tours are available. Visitors can get a

quick overview of the garden in an hour, but serious plant and garden enthusiasts will want to spend more time. Tour groups must be scheduled in advance. To schedule a tour group, call 253-838-4646 ext. 140. For more information about the garden, visit www.rhodygarden. org.

Pacific Bonsai Museum 2515 S. 336th St. Open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays and from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. March to September the third Thursday of the month. Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. General admission is by donation. The museum displays 60 of the 150 bonsai trees that

comprise its collection, making it the most geographically diverse collection in the United States. With a deep commitment to free access for all, the museum welcomes 30,000 visitors a year. The museum offers 30-minute private guided tours to groups of 10 or more Tuesdays through Fridays. A private tour is $5 per person, with a $50 minimum. Free public tours are offered at 1 p.m. Sundays. The Weyerhaeuser Company, which built and owned the campus that houses the museum, opened the bonsai collection in 1989 during the Washington State Centennial. The Pacific Bonsai Museum was established as a nonprofit organization in late 2013. For more information, visit pacificbonsaimuseum.org.

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Blues festival hopes to hit high note for city By Jerod Young

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Last year, Federal Way Symphony President Rene Ewing felt a duty to her city. After shootings and other negative happenings started to define Federal Way, Ewing decided it was time for a perception makeover. Ewing had attended the Des Moines Rotary Music Festival with her children. She became inspired by how the festival was organized and how the proceeds aimed to help local music efforts, and Ewing decided it was time for Federal Way to have a music festival of its own. After receiving city and symphony board approval, the Federal Way Symphony will host its first-ever blues festival, “Rhythm and Brews,” from noon to 8 p.m. Sept. 16 at Town Square Park. The festival, which Ewing has been

pitching to city officials since February 2015, will feature blues music from local artists and bands like Mark Riley, Stickshift Annie, Chris Stevens Band, featuring Jay Mabin, and the Federal Way Symphony Big Band. That's not all. The Blues Festival will feature between 12 to 20 craft beers and wines from local wineries, and there

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will be three local food trucks on hand: Stacks, 314 Pie and Nibbles Southwest Fusion. “I've been very disappointed on the publicity this city's gotten, which has been very negative,” Ewing said. “I feel like this will draw people to Federal Way. It's something that can give people a positive experience and do a lot for our community.” Over the course of the last year, Ewing has visited other blues festivals, such as those in Des Moines, Auburn and Tacoma. She discovered that the combination of local music and local brewing brings together a widely diverse audience. With this pitch, she convinced the parks department to rent the symphony the park for the event. For the music, Ewing connected with Highline music teacher and drummer Todd Zimberg, who helped line up the bands. The goal for the Federal Way Symphony is to raise money, but the “for what” is two-fold. The symphony needs to raise money for itself to keep up with costs as it prepares to move into the Performing Arts and Event Center. The other goal is to raise money to benefit local youth programs the Federal Way Symphony supports, such as providing private music lessons for students who cannot afford them. The symphony hopes to raise enough money to extend the private lessons program from six to eight weeks. “I've had no one tell me this is a bad idea,” Ewing said. “People generally got excited.” Ewing and the Federal Way Symphony hope the festival will make Federal Way a better place while improving musical opportunities in the city. “I think this helps our city,” Ewing said. “It's my intrinsic belief that this is all about helping Federal Way be a better place.” For more information on the 2017 blues festival, visit federalwaybluesfestival.com. Tickets cost $30 if pre-ordered or $35 at the door.


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The hand that feeds: Dr.Jekyll and Señor Taco By Kellen Burden For the Mirror

Growing up in Southern California, winter was just a word you put in front of “sports” and it meant you were going to have to drive somewhere. Winter was something you watched on television. Seventy degrees and Christmas trees. Frosty the beer, not the snowman. Pacific Northwest Kellen misses the naive young man he was in those days. The boy who looked out the window when it hailed. The kid for whom splashing through a puddle was cause for cheering, not swearing. Southern California Kellen. Don’t get me wrong. I love my new home. I love its greens and its blues and its grays. I love its people and its history and its food. But, naiveté is the condition of not knowing you didn’t know something, and there are a few things Southern California Kellen never knew he had. For example, Pacific Northwest Kellen wants to tell Southern California Kellen he doesn’t know what damp is. Pacific Northwest Kellen wants to tell him turn off the Xbox and go unfurl in that honeydew sunshine while he’s got it. And more than anything, Pacific Northwest Kellen wants to tell peacoat-in-50-degree-weather, bonfires-for-marshmallows-not-warmth Kellen to sell everything he owns, march over to the taqueria down the way and put that family’s kids through college by mashing tacos into his face. Tacos, are my “Rosebud.” Asada and lengua off a spitting grill and into a warm tortilla, fresh off the press, still steaming in the sultry heat of the kitchen. Salsas off the blade of a knife and out from beneath the pestle. Lime hissing out of a palm into the fire. I can do without the sunshine, and Washington has its beaches, but if there is one thing that

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