LACEY PLANS DEDICATION OF LACEY WOODLAND TRAIL: PHASE II ON JULY 8
LACEY, WA, July 2, 2010: The City of Lacey will dedicate Phase II of the Lacey Woodland Trail during a 1:30 p.m. public ceremony on Thursday, July 8 at Woodland Creek Community Park (6729 Pacific Avenue SE).
Construction of Phase II totaled $2,475,000. The project was financed through a combination of grants and funding partners. Senator Patty Murray secured approximately $445,000 in Federal Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development funding; the Washington State Department of Transportation Surface Transportation Program (STP) allocated $637,000; and the City contributed $392,000 toward the project. In addition, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) directed $1 million to the trail improvements. Les Russell Construction LLC from Orting, Washington, was awarded the bid to construct Phase II of the trail.
The trail features a 10-foot-wide asphalt surface for walkers and bicyclists, gravel shoulders, marked crossing islands at major streets, and extensive landscaping. This commuter and recreational trail spans 2.2 miles connecting Woodland Creek Community Park to the east crossing through Lacey’s core area eventually linking to the Olympia Woodland Trail to the west; the trail also intersects the popular Chehalis-Western Trail system.
The public can access Lacey Woodland Trail at the newly established trailhead at Woodland Creek Community Park. Baker Underground from Olympia, Washington, constructed the trailhead and connecting pathway. The trailhead is marked by a kiosk constructed by Boy Scout Hunter Burbidge as part of his Eagle Scout Advancement project. Funding for the $57,000 trailhead project was made possible with a Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program grant from the Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office, and matched by City funds.
Earlier in the day, the City of Lacey will also dedicate a Stay Active and Independent for Life (SAIL) exercise station at 11:00 a.m. SAIL is a program specifically tailored for seniors that promotes exercise to strengthen and improve balance. Dedication ceremonies for the new exercise station will be held along the north side of Long’s Pond next to the Senior Center, 6757 Pacific Ave SE.
Lewis-Mason-Thurston Area Agency on Aging (AAA) provided the funding for the SAIL exercise station. And, soldiers in the 21st CTC Unit from Joint Base Lewis-McChord partnered with Lacey parks and recreation staff to install the project.
For more information about the dedication, or Lacey's parks and trails system, please contact Lori Flemm, parks and recreation director, at 491-0857, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.