Phase 2: Yelm Prairie Line Regional Trail

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

The City of Yelm will use this grant to build 1.2 miles of the Yelm Prairie Line Regional Trail. The new segment will extend the regional trail from the northeastern end of the Yelm Tenino Trail at Yelm Avenue (State Route 507) across the Centralia Power Canal and across the Nisqually River to the county line. The regional trail will provide the only nonmotorized and fully protected connection between Thurston and Pierce Counties. Completed portions of the regional trail connect Yelm, Rainier, and Tenino. The long-term goal is to link the trail networks in Lewis, Pierce, and Thurston Counties, improve access to Joint Base Lewis McChord, and alleviate dangerous pedestrian and cycling conditions along State Route 507. Yelm will contribute $360,002 in cash, equipment, and materials.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Yelm City of Category: Trails WWRP Grant: $1,440,000.00 Applicant Match: $360,002.00 Project Type: Development County: Thurston Legislative District: 2 Status: Active RCO Project # 20-1314

Location Details

From the Yelm Prairie Line Trailhead (within the City of Yelm), head northeast along the existing trail corridor until its current northern terminus directly east of the Mountain Sunrise Neighborhood.

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.