Foothills Nat. Rec. Trail – Trailheads Development

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

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.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Pierce County Parks & Rec Category: Trails WWRP Grant: $ 1,161,428.00 Applicant Match: $ 1,161,429.00 Project Type: Development County: Pierce Legislative District: 25 Status: Proposed RCO Project # 18-1261

Location Details

from the intersection of State Route 167 and SR 410 in Sumner, follow SR 410 east for 1.3 miles. Take the SR 162/Valley Avenue exit toward Orting, and follow SR 162 for 0.5 mile south. Turn right onto 80th Street E. The East Puyallup trailhead is about 1 mile ahead on the right.

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.