Chehalis Western Railroad R/W

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

Purchased an 8.5-mile abandoned railroad from Weyerhaeuser Company to provide a multi-purpose non-motorized urban trail system, connecting several other trail routes and recreation areas in the county.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Thurston County Parks & Rec Category: Trails WWRP Grant: $800,000.00 Applicant Match: $800,000.00 Project Type: Acquisition County: Thurston Legislative District: 22 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 91-202

Location Details

Runs 8.5 miles south from the Olympia/Lacey city limit line on Pacific Avenue to Offut Lake Area.

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.