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 Yakima acquired and developed a trail system along 6th Avenue from I Street to the Naches River and also acquired parcels at two other worksites outside of the city limits for future development of the William O Douglas trail system. The project acquired eight properties totalling 114 acres. The William O Douglas trail will eventually link Yakima with the Wenatche National Forest. The primary recreation opportunity is trail use. The trail along 6th Avenue in Yakima will be maintained by the City of Yakima. The trail segments outside the city will be developed, operated, and managed by other William O Douglas trail partners.