Ship Canal Trail & Park

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

This project involves the acquisition of 500 feet of waterfront property located along the Ship Canal in Seattle. Development of the site included construction of a trail which connects the Burke-Gilman regional trail to routes to downtown Seattle.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Seattle Parks & Rec Dept Category: Trails WWRP Grant: $319,500.00 Applicant Match: $390,500.00 Project Type: Acquisition County: King Legislative District: 36 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 91-249

Location Details

South side of Ship Canal, Fremont Bridge to 3rd Ave. Drive N on Westlake Ave N and cross Fremont Ave to Nickerson St. Continue on Nickerson St to right on 3rd Ave north to park and trailhead on Ship Canal adjacent to Ewing Mini Pk.

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.