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.
The Ellensburg Parks and Recreation Department will use this grant to develop .36 mile of the Palouse to Cascades State Park Trail in Ellensburg. This section will complete one of the critical missing links in the cross-state Palouse to Cascades State Park Trail. The trail also will serve as an important local recreational option, connecting residents to schools, neighborhoods, and businesses. Unlike the larger cross-state trail, the route is a gravel and paved trail with trailside landscaping. Ellensburg will contribute $270,000 in cash, staff labor, a local grant, and a donation of land.