Trails grants help communities and recreation areas fund the creation and improvement of trails for walking, hiking, cycling, horseback riding, and cross-country skiing. These grants help make communities more livable, create regional trails systems, and open up beautiful outdoor spaces for people to enjoy. WWRP is the largest source of trail support in the state of Washington.
The city of Seattle will use this grant to renovate, rebuild and replace portions of the floating boardwalk trail system on Foster Island in Seattle’s Washington Park Arboretum. The trail system, which includes a boardwalk, new gangway, and floating walkway segments, will provide barrier-free access and the existing floating walkway will be retrofitted for safety and ADA compliance. The project will address deficiencies in public access, protect and enhance the wetland and Riparian Protection systems through which the trail passes, and better connect users with the habitats they are experiencing. The primary recreation opportunity supported by this project is passive recreation.