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Point Defiance Loop Trail - TR

Status
Awaiting Legislative Action
WWRP Applicant: Tacoma MPD WWRP Category: Trails WWRP Grant: $3,250,000 Applicant Match: $3,250,000 Project Type: Development County: Pierce  Legislative District: 27th 

Point Defiance 5 Mile Loop Trail project creates a safe, dedicated, pedestrian loop free of all vehicular conflicts around the 765-acre park. Over 5 miles of trail will be developed using a combination of striping, barriers, pedestrian bridges, new trail, and Pearl Street entrance improvements allowing walkers, runners and cyclists to be separated from or rise above vehicles. A trail head including parking and a restroom will also be developed.

The Tacoma MPD has applied for matching dollars through the federal Land and Water Conservation Fund.

RCO Project Number: 14-1694

Location

From Interstate 5, take exit 132 (Route 16 West) to the Pearl Street exit. Take right on Pearl (North) and proceed 2.5 miles to 51st Street. Take left and proceed 1 mile and take a right on Mildred Street, proceed straight into Point Defiance Park.

Red Marker Point Defiance Loop Trail - TR
Point Defiance 5 Mile Loop Trail project creates a safe, dedicated, pedestrian loop free of all vehicular conflicts around the 765-acre park. Over 5 miles of trail will be developed using a combination of striping, barriers, pedestrian bridges, new trail, and Pearl Street entrance improvements allowing walkers, runners and cyclists to be separated from or rise above vehicles. A trail head including parking and a restroom will also be developed.
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What is the WWRP?

The Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program (WWRP) is a state grant program that creates and conserves local and state parks, wildlife habitat and working farms. The Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office administers WWRP grants, and the legislature funds the program.

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