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 University Place with the help of RCO purchased 16,468 sq. ft or .3781 acres of property on the west side of Leach Creek in University Place. The property was purchased from Mr. and Mrs. Rinsvold by Statutory Warranty Deed following a survey and appraisal. The property was landlocked and not accessible to the Riensvolds except through adjacent property owned by the City of University Place. The property serves as riparian buffer and was needed to create a trial corridor along Leach Creek. Since the City first applied for this grant in 2008 the City has acquired three additional properties along the trail corridor, one with RCO assistance. One property remains to be acquired from a willing property owner to complete a continuous 3 mile back-country hiking trail corridor in an urban area between Puget Sound and Cirque Drive.