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 City of Port Townsend will use this grant to develop missing trail segments in the Port Townsend Loop Trail and nearby trail network. The City will build some trail, re-route trail segments from private and onto public land, and protect wetlands and habitat. The project is in the northwest area of the city, which has the fewest recreational facilities. The finalized loop will connect neighborhoods, schools, and parks into the existing 31-plus miles of trails in the city. Port Townsend will contribute $56,221 in cash, equipment, and staff labor.