HiLine Lanes to Highline Lanes
When we had an opportunity to purchase the former HiLine Lanes next door to our central office, another opportunity opened up: a new team sport for high school girls.
Several bowling teams hit the lanes for their first week of practice this month. This is just the beginning, and we can't wait to see our girls bowling program flourish and our athletes shine on the lanes.
We must balance overall participation across our athletic programs for girls and boys. Increasing girls' participation in sports through bowling will help us meet Title IX, OSPI, and WIAA guidelines.
See more photos of the first girls bowling practice in our Facebook post.
We purchased the bowling alley and parking lot in front of it to reserve the needed parking for our central office. We are exploring plans to make use of the building for office and meeting space, in addition to salvaging 10 lanes for our new high school league. We've renovated the roof and painted to preserve the building. Another idea is to repurpose the kitchen and cafe space for future student learning by our Community Based Services (CBS) program.
Did you know in addition to owning a bowling alley, that the south part of our central office building was once an archery gallery?
Burien Archery Lanes opened in 1961 to great interest with 1,500 people attending the opening, but by 1964-65, it became the Target Ballroom for dancing and big-name bands.
Thanks to Highline Heritage Museum for posting about the history of the former archery gallery on their Facebook page, based on a 1961 Highline Times newspaper article.