Sacajawea Heritage Trail Safety Upgrades

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 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.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Pasco City of Category: Trails WWRP Grant: $ 203,500.00 Applicant Match: $ 250,000.00 Project Type: Development County: Franklin Legislative District: 16 Status: Proposed RCO Project # 18-1362

Location Details

From SR-397 Ed Hendler Bridge Northbound, turn right (East) onto W. Ainsworth St in Pasco, WA. Turn right (South) onto S 2nd Ave, then turn right (West) once more onto E. Washington St. Turn left (South) into Schlagel Park parking lot loop, opposite S. 4th Ave.

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.