Spokane River Centennial Trail NW Extension

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

State Parks used this grant to construct a 2-mile long, 10-foot wide paved trail extension from Spokane’s popular Centennial Trail that was planned and designed through a previous RCO grant. This trail segment links Avista Utilities’ Nine Mile Resort on Lake Spokane with the existing 37-mile Spokane River Centennial Trail and Spokane County’s Sontag Park. The primary recreation opportunity provided by this project is non-motorized trail use.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: State Parks Category: Trails WWRP Grant: $599,144.83 Applicant Match: $108,132.62 Project Type: Development County: Stevens Legislative District: 7 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 12-1240

Location Details

Sontag Park and the Nine Mile Resort are accessible from Charles Road, near Nine Mile Dam on the Spokane River, all located in NW Spokane.

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.