Centennial Trail Development Phase 2

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

Snohomish County Centennial Trail Development: Phase 2 represents the construction of 4.5 miles of County-owned abandoned railroad right-of-way between the City of Lake Stevens and the City of Arlington. The trail will include a 10-foot paved pedestrian/bicycle trail and a separated 6-foot soft surface equestrian trail. Snohomish County has completed and manages 7 miles of the Centennial Trail from Snohomish to Lake Stevens. The health, recreational, environmental, and transportation benefits of non-motorized trails is well documented. Snohomish County has recognized those benefits and prioritized trail construction in its Comprehensive Parks and Recreation Plan and its Capital Finance Plan.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Snohomish County Parks Dept Category: Trails WWRP Grant: $1,531,871.77 Applicant Match: $2,000,000.00 Project Type: Development County: Snohomish Legislative District: 39 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 96-1219

Location Details

From the South: Take I-5 north to exit 208 (State Route 530). Turn right on SR 530 and travel eastbound approximately 3 miles to the City of Arlington. Turn left and travel northbound on State Route 9. The trail corridor is on the right about 1/3 mile north on SR 9 approaching the Highway 9 bridge across the Stilliguamish River.

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.