Cushman Trail 14th Ave to 24th St NW

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

The Peninsula Metropolitan Park District will use this grant to extend the Cushman Trail by a half mile. The Cushman Powerline Trail (aka Cushman Trail) follows a portion of the Tacoma Public Utilities’ Potlatch transmission line from Lake Cushman on the western edge of the Olympic Mountains across the Narrows to Tacoma. The currently developed portion of the trail runs 6.2 miles from 14th Ave, just south of the City of Gig Harbor, to the northern edge of the city. This project will extend the trail further south, toward the Narrows Bridge, from 14th Ave NW to 24th St NW along the west side of the future PenMet Community Recreation Center. The primary recreation opportunities provided by this project will include non-motorized trail uses such as cycling, walking, jogging, and skating.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Peninsula Metropolitan Park Category: Trails WWRP Grant: $500,000.00 Applicant Match: $560,000.00 Project Type: Development County: Pierce Legislative District: 26 Status: Active RCO Project # 20-1867

Location Details

From Tacoma, cross Tacoma Narrows Bridge. Take first exit on Gig Harbor side, 24th St NW. At top of exit ramp, head east on 24th St NW toward 14th Ave NW, 404 ft. Turn left onto 14th Ave NW for 367 ft. Turn left into site. From Kitsap County direction, head southeast on WA-16 E to Exit 9 for 36th St NW toward Tacoma Narrows Airport, Continue onto 36th St, 0.1 mi Turn left onto 22nd Ave NW, 0.3 mi Continue onto 32nd St NW, 0.2 mi 32nd St NW turns right and becomes Jahn Ave NW, 0.5 mi Turn left onto 24th St NW, .3 mi Turn left onto 14th Ave NW for 367 ft. Turn left into site.

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.