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.
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.