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 Pasco will use this grant to enhance trail safety and connectivity along the Sacajawea Heritage Trail in Pasco. The City will build a tunnel under the Burlington Northern Santa Fe railway bridge that will allow trail users to connect with more than 7 miles of trail in Schlagel Park, the Pasco Marina, and the Port of Pasco’s Osprey Pointe riverfront bike path. The tunnel will divert trail users from using the highway for a section of the trail. Pasco will contribute $250,000 in cash and park impact fees.