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.
The City of Sumner used this grant to construct approximately 3,900 linear feet of 12-foot wide paved trail, a bridge, and elevated approach on the north end of Sumner’s Urban to Mountain Trail. This section of trail follows the White River on the west edge of Sumner Meadows Golf Links for approximately 2,900 feet before crossing the river via a 150-foot span pedestrian bridge and a 200-foot elevated approach structure. The trail continues south to connect with a previously completed portion of the Urban to Mountain Trail at 16th Street E. The City also installed way finding signage and information kiosks; benches, trash cans, pet waste stations; mile markers; bathroom stations; bike repair stations; work out stations; barbeque stations and picnic tables; and landscaping. The primary recreational opportunities provided by this project are walking and bicycling.