State Parks grants help preserve and develop our state’s best outdoor recreation areas by funding new campgrounds and amenities to increase the capacity of our parks, creating new parks, improving park resources, and protecting historical areas. These grants help our state continue to develop our world-class parks system to share our cultural heritage and natural treasures with all of its visitors.
State Parks will use this grant to install new concrete decking, railing, and safety fencing on the 680 foot long historic Renslow Trestle that connects two portions of the Iron Horse Trail separated by I-90 between the town of Ellensburg and the Columbia River. This project will improve safety and complete the “missing link” eliminating the last arduous and convoluted detour between Ellensburg and the Columbia River, resulting in 32 miles of continuous trail. The primary recreation oppotunity provided by this project is non-motorized trail use.