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 Spokane used this grant rehabilitate the Don Kardong Pedestrian Bridge located within the downtown core of the City of Spokane, on mile 22 of the Spokane River Centennial Trail. These improvements extended the life of the bridge by over 50 years replacing the bridge decking and timber framing with new concrete decking, repairing bridge structural steel, painting bridge steel components, and replacing the bridge guardrail. The project also increased pedestrian safety by installing new pedestrian scale bridge lighting and enhanced the bridge aesthetics & accessibility by replacing existing scenic overlooks with contemporary, ADA compliant material & design. The project also installed a new bicycle and pedestrian counter.