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 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.