Riverfront Park Trail 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

The City of Castle Rock will construct approximately 8,000 feet of asphalt trail on a levee along the Cowlitz River. The trail will be 8′ wide in most places, 6′ wide where site constraints dictate. A 300′ boardwalk will be constructed around the Rock, addressing a pressing safety issue. A paved access road and gravel parking lot will be developed for 20 vehicles at the Northwest Trailhead. Two ramps will provide additional access, one at Schintaffer Road and one near the north end of the Rock.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Castle Rock City of Category: Trails WWRP Grant: $81,221.00 Applicant Match: $81,221.00 Project Type: Development County: Cowlitz Legislative District: 19 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 98-1206

Location Details

To reach the project area, take Exit 49 from I-5. Go west into downtown Castle Rock on Huntington Avenue (SR 411). Turn right at "A" street SW and go four blocks. Turn right into the City Shop at 360 "A" St SW, just before the bridge over the Cowlitz River. Park is accessible from Dike Drive SW and Mosier Road.

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.