Pipeline Trail Design

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Project Update

Thanks to everyone who has engaged with the Pipeline Trail Project over the past several months. Since we kicked this project off in late 2019, we’ve developed trail concepts and asked for your feedback in a number of ways.  To date, we have:

  • Met directly with nearby landowners twice to discuss property issues
  • Hosted an open house for the general public in February
  • Collected feedback through an on-line opinion survey
  • Posted all exhibits and public comments on our project web site

We appreciate everyone’s input and suggestions! With the COVID-19 health crisis, we cannot meet with you in person, but are still hard at work on a concept design and grant application. We expect to have the preliminary design ready to share by the end of May. In the meantime, we hope you’ll take a moment to explore the materials presented at our public meeting in February, 2020.

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Trail Alignment

Trail Alignment

Road Crossings

Road Crossings

Alternatives and Examples



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About the Project

Pierce County Parks is designing a paved, non-motorized trail along the Tacoma Water Pipeline between 72nd St E and 94th Ave E. This trail will provide an important connection between existing City of Tacoma trails and South Hill’s Nathan Chapman Trail.This trail will provide opportunities to enjoy a new place to exercise, commute, or take in the view of Mt. Rainier.

Later connections will be explored to include Meridian Habitat Park, the Hopp Farm, Hundred Acre Woods, and ultimately to the Foothills Trail.

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Outreach Summary

Thanks to everyone who has joined us for an outreach event. We’ve had great turnouts with a lot of good questions and conversation. For a summary of each outreach event, please click on the links below.

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Project Contact

Brianne Blackburn
Trails Coordinator
(253) 798-4261 | email