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.
Pierce County will use this grant to build a new trailhead and expand a trailhead along the 21-mile Foothills Nation Recreational Trail. Pierce County is working with the City of Buckley to build a new trailhead within the city at the intersection of State Route 410 and Jefferson Avenue. The Buckley trailhead will have 40 parking stalls and a public restroom. Pierce County also will expand the existing trailhead in east Puyallup to 72 parking stalls, up from 28 stalls. The trailhead improvements will help ease overcrowding. Pierce County will contribute more than $1.1 million in cash, park impact fees, and donations of cash.