Bay Street Ped Path–Mosquito Fleet Trail

Category Overview

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.

Project Highlights

The City successfully acquired a parcel of land measuring 1.88 acres, located on the waterfront in Port Orchard to the east of the Rockwell Street Right of Way/Waterway. The trail easement that was initially described in the grant application was also acquired, however this was acquired using federal funds from a subsequently obtained grant and through a dedication as a requirement of a Shoreline Substantial Development Permit. The City now possesses all of the required property and easements needed to facilitate construction of Segment 3 of the Bay Street Pedestrian Pathway. This acquisition will allow the City to connect previously constructed portions of the Bay Street Pedestrian Pathway. Segment 3 will measure approximately 950 feet when completed, but will connect existing segments resulting in a nearly mile long continuous waterfront trail. The acquisition of this property also provides beach access from the trail to the water and connectivity to the Kitsap Peninsula Water Trail.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Port Orchard City of Category: Trails WWRP Grant: $105,750.00 Applicant Match: $105,750.00 Project Type: Acquisition County: Kitsap Legislative District: 26 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 14-1439

Location Details

From Hwy 16 east, follow the Tremont exit. Turn right on Tremont and continue to the traffic light at Port Orchard Blvd. Turn left on Port Orchard Blvd and follow to the stop sign at Bay Street. Turn right onto Bay Street and follow through downtown until you reach the Marlee Apartments at 1029 Bay Street and the Comfort Inn at 1121 Bay Street.

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.