Pipeline Trail Phase 1 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

Pierce County will use this grant to expand the existing Pipeline Trail into unincorporated Pierce County and set the stage for future phases to complete the full Pipeline Trail vision. Construction will include 1.6 miles of paved, multi-modal trail building on the City of Tacoma’s recently completed 5 1/2-miles of trail and will also include much needed trailhead facilities at Orangegate Park for both vehicles and trailers. This will directly connect to the 160-acre Orangegate Park which will offer access to soft surface trails, a dog park, and other recreational amenities.The Pipeline Trail will deliver over 15 miles of recreational and commuter trail connecting communities, both rural and urban, to employment centers, transit networks, parks, and public lands. The completed vision will link downtown Tacoma to Puyallup’s South Hill, an area planning for a walkable urban experience while anticipating considerable growth in the next decade. The Pipeline trail will not only be a local trail for over 15,000 households within a half mile but it will serve as the Regional Trail and active transportation network spine with a planned connection directly to the 21-mile Foothills National Recreation Trail.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Pierce County Parks & Rec Category: Trails WWRP Grant: $1,500,000.00 Applicant Match: $3,611,957.00 Project Type: Development County: Pierce Legislative District: 25 Status: Active RCO Project # 22-1311

Location Details

Site is located within the Pipeline Rd property beginning on the SE corner of the intersection of 72nd St E and Waller Rd E following the Pipeline maintenance road SE through Orangegate Park, terminating at approximately 50th Ave E. To Access the West end of the project site, located in the Summit-Waller Community: From 1-5, get on WA-512 toward Puyallup. Take the Portland Ave exit toward Midland. Turn right on 104th St e, followed by a left on Waller Rd. Continue on Waller Rd for about 2 miles until you intersect 72nd St E. To access the Orangegate Park and Trailhead location: From 1-5, take exist 127 to merge onto WA-512E toward Puyallup. Take the Canyon Rd exit toward Summit and turn left onto Canyon Rd E. Drive to 84th St E and turn left onto 84th. In approximately 1/2 mile, the project site will be on your left.

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.