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 Race Street shared use trail is a development project began in 2009 with 10% design scoping that has grown from a complete street concept to an extension of the Olympic Discovery Trail. This extension will bring the concept of a regional shared use trail within an urban setting and connect local and regional travelers to the doorstep of the Olympic National Park Visitor and Back Country Information Center. As the first trail spur to bisect Port Angeles in a north/south manner, the Race Street Trail will provide an essential spine for an trail network that will connect residents and regional travelers to recreational opportunities both within and outside the City. The project has been designed as a showcase that demonstrates that a visitor or resident does not have to drive to a trail head when the trail head is at your front door. Special care has been given to the landscape elements to extend the National Park further into the community, and the trail is being used as an opportunity to connect two major parks, Civic Field and Erickson Park, through a seamless and curbless design that will celebrate and protect pedestrians using the facilities.