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.
Sumner will use this grant to develop .4 mile, including a bridge crossing the White River, of the Sumner Trail. The Sumner Trail is a 12-foot-wide paved trail with gravel shoulders. This section of the trail is on Sumner’s north end and it runs along the White River on the west edge of Sumner Meadows Golf Course, then crosses to the west side of the White River via a 150-foot-long pedestrian bridge, and continues south through a future park site, to an existing trail at 16th Street East. This proposed trail will be a vital link to the Interurban Trail, Puyallup River Trail, and the Foothills Trail. The city will contribute $1,736,465 in cash and federal and private grants. (08-1297)