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 Powerline Trail a half-mile from14th Avenue Northwest to 24th Street Northwest. The trail segment will be paved, 12 feet wide, and include trailhead parking, benches, bike racks, and landscaping. The new segment is at a former golf driving range and will provide a missing link to connect the existing trail to Narrows Bridge. The Cushman Powerline Trail follows the Tacoma Public Utilities’ Potlatch (also known as Cushman) transmission line route, which runs from Lake Cushman on the western edge of the Olympic Mountains to Tacoma. The Cushman Trail is used by hikers, bicyclists, skaters, and families with strollers as they connect to the Tacoma Narrows Bridge. The Peninsula Metropolitan Park District will contribute $560,000.

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.