South Gorge Trail

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 Spokane used this grant to renovate two trailheads/parks within Spokane’s Peaceful Valley neighborhood and to construct approximately one mile of a non-motorized trail along the Spokane River between the trailheads. Additional primary elements included the development of the Glover Park boat slide and portions of the Peaceful Valley Conservation Area between the proposed trailheads, which included the addition of picnic areas and natural landscaping. Connection to several short spur trails provides new access to the Spokane River. This trail segment links neighborhoods, parks, and other trail systems and created a new 3.5-mile loop with the Centennial Trail that can be accessed from downtown Spokane. The primary recreational opportunity created by this project was non-motorized trail access along the south shore of the Spokane River.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Spokane City of Category: Trails WWRP Grant: $490,012.00 Applicant Match: $680,500.00 Project Type: Development County: Spokane Legislative District: 3 Status: Active RCO Project # 16-1471

Location Details

Peoples' Park entrance to the site is approximately 200 lf from the Riverside Avenue and Clarke Avenue intersection; Glover Field Park entrance is located at the east leg of the Water Avenue and Cedar Street intersection; The Peaceful Valley Conservation Area in the vicinity of the Clarke Avenue Pump Station may be accessed near the intersection of Clarke Street and Bennett Avenue; The River Walk Park (part of the Peaceful Valley Conservation Area) entrance is located just north of Water Avenue and Ash Street intersection.

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.