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 Kirkland used this grant to acquire 12.8 acres of the 13.7 acres of a former railroad corridor, currently referred to as the Cross Kirkland Corridor, to develop a recreational trail. Sponsor will use 5.65 miles of the corridor (known as the “Trail Area”) begins/ends in Bellevue and bisects Kirkland north/south from 108th Avenue NE to Slater Avenue NE (132nd Avenue NE), runs through eight of Kirkland’s thirteen neighborhoods, and is adjacent to many of the cities’ parks and schools. The primary recreation opportunity provided by the project will be for non-motorized recreational use.