Iron Horse-Renslow Trestle Decking and Railing

Category Overview

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.

Project Highlights

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.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: State Parks Category: State Parks WWRP Grant: 1235663 Applicant Match: 10600 Project Type: Development County: Kittitas Legislative District: 13 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 16-1886

Location Details

Travel east on Stevens road from the town of Kittitas. Take a right turn on the gravel road just before you drive under I-90. Follow the gravel road west to the Renslow Trestle worksite

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.