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 Tacoma Metropolitan Park District will use this grant to construct approximately one-half mile of 20-foot wide trail and a pedestrian bridge over Pearl Street. This Missing Link project is the final one-half mile segment to create a 7-mile waterfront pedestrian connection from downtown Tacoma along Ruston Way to Point Defiance Park. Additional improvements include parking, lighting, utilities, landscaping, signage and trail amenities. The primary recreation opportunity provided by this project is non-motorized trail use.