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 project is the acquisition of a .81 acre parcel and a 30 x 120 foot trail easement. This acquisition will complete the 1/4-mile Avondale & Union Hill Road trail segment. This project will link the existing trail underpass at Union Hill Road with the roughly graded trail across two developed parcels. The Avondale & Union Hill Road segment ties into the Trail at Bear Creek Park segment which will be constructed in 2005 and is 1/3 mile. The Trail at Bear Creek Park will cross Redmond Way at a new light in 2004 and flow into the constructed 1-mile Town Center Trail segment. The Town Center Trail connects directly with the Sammamish River Trail. Thus this acquisition will complete a 1.6 trail portion of the Bear Creek Trail corridor. These segments and others constitute the Bear & Evans Creek Trail & Greenway which consists of two main trail corridors, the Bear Creek Trail and the Evans Creek Trail. Redmond’s current project is part of the Bear Creek Trail corridor. Bear & Evans Creek Trail & Greenway is 9 mile trail project being acquired and developed in phases. The overal project connects to other Redmond and King County trails and will create loops in and around the city.