Lacey Woodland Trail 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

This project completed the connection of the Lacey Woodland Trail from Carpenter Rd into the existing Lacey Woodland Creek Community Park. The project included: developed and paved 1/3 mile of new connecting trail from Woodland Trail into the park and 1/4 mile from the park entrance to the connecting trail; installed trail amenities along 2.5 miles of existing trail, and developed a new trailhead with 40 parking spots. Local volunteers constructed and installed two new interpretive kiosks and conducted restoration activities along the stream bank. Native drought tolerant plants were be utilized throughout the project. The completed trail will connect the Lacey Community Center, Senior Center, and neighborhoods which are situated at the eastern end of the trail to the Central Business District and the Chehalis Western Trail at the western end. The trail will be the City’s critical link to the regional trail system in Thurston County that connects the southern communities of Yelm, Rainier, and Tenino with the urbanized northern communities of Lacey, Tumwater, and Olympia.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Lacey City of Category: Trails WWRP Grant: $154,167.94 Applicant Match: $154,167.94 Project Type: Development County: Thurston Legislative District: 22 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 06-1797

Location Details

Take exit 107 off of I-5 and turn East onto Pacific Ave. Follow Pacific Ave. approximately one mile to the Lacey Corporate limit (Entry marker and kite girl sculpture). Turn right into Taco Bell parking lot and go to the back of the parking lot next to the large gray warehouse building. Follow small informal pathway south about 20 feet to the intersection of the Chehalis Western trail. This is the Western boundary of the portion of the trail through Lacey. The trail can be accessed at various points along Pacific Avenue, such as the intersections of College St., Ruddell Rd., Franz St., and Clearbrook St.

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.