Grass Lake Nature Park Trail Construction

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 City of Olympia will use this grant to construct an approximately 3,500 lineal foot asphalt multi-modal, ADA trail through Grass Lake Nature Park from Kaiser Road to a gravel City of Olympia maintenance road that leads to Harrison Ave. Project scope includes site preparation, 400-ft boardwalk, trailhead and parking, an information kiosk, interpretive signage, and habitat enhancement. The primary recreation opportunity provided by this project will be safe, sustainable non-motorized trail use.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Olympia City of Category: Trails WWRP Grant: $467,990.00 Applicant Match: $646,927.00 Project Type: Development County: Thurston Legislative District: 22 Status: Active RCO Project # 18-1243

Location Details

There are two access points to the worksite. The primary public access point is at 814 Kaiser Road adjacent to the parking lot planned for this project. A secondary pedestrian only access is available on the north side of Harrison Blvd, just over 1/4 mile west of the intersection of Harrison Blvd. and Cooper Point Rd.

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.