Thanks to the generosity of many donors and our partners, we have met our fundraising goal!
ForeverGreen Trails and the Foothills Rails-to-Trails Coalition matched $7,000 of those donations to help Pierce County show strong community support for the development of the Pipeline Trail and Orangegate Park. This helped Pierce County earn strong rankings for its grant applications to develop these projects helping them to earn a total of $3 million in grants!
This phase of the Pipeline Trail development is a 1.6-mile extension from the Tacoma city limits at 72nd Street East and Waller Road to Orangegate Park in unincorporated Pierce County. Trail construction is planned for 2023 and will include a paved multi-use trail within the Tacoma Water Pipeline right-of-way with safe roadway crossings and a trailhead including restrooms and car and horse trailer parking at Orangegate Park. Eventually, Pierce County will extend Pipeline Trail to South Hill and beyond. More Pipeline info here.
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Orangegate Park is an approximately 150-acre mostly forested property near the intersection of 46th Avenue and 84th Street. The property includes an extensive soft-surface trail system open to non-motorized uses, including equestrians. In 2024, the portion of the park north of 84th Street will be developed with a universally-accessible nature play area, fenced off-leash dog park, parking, picnic shelters, and paved connection to Pipeline Trail, including a safe pedestrian crossing at 84th Street.
These two exciting projects will bring recreation and active transportation access to underserved communities, providing a safe, non-motorized link to employment centers, transit networks, schools, and parks. More Orangegate info here.