Trails are being improved in Bresemann Forest in 2020!
As shown on the proposed trail map below, the planned trail system will include a 0.8 mile loop trail, a 0.3 trail across the forest’s center and a variety of primitive trails all named for bird species that inhabit the forest.
Trail head signs with maps will be installed, along with way finding and habitat protection signage throughout the trail system. As part of the trail improvement project, invasive plants will be removed and native habitats restored.
During construction, please stay on main trails. Do not access areas that have been marked “Trail Closed”, are replanted, or have been covered in vegetation. Trail construction and signage installation will be complete by early summer of 2020.
About the Project
Bresemann Forest, adjacent to the Sprinker Recreation Center, includes 60 acres of mature and old growth Douglas-fir forest. In an effort to improve visitor experiences and protect critical habitat areas, Pierce County Parks is improving the existing trail system at Bresemann and closing user trails with native plants. Visitors to Bresemann will notice widened trails with improved connectivity, select vegetation management to improve visibility, and new signage to provide maps and allowed site uses.
This project by the Natural Lands program strives to protect Pierce County’s natural places while providing opportunities for residents to connect with nature. Improvements to Bresemann Forest are part of a larger plan to renovate Sprinker Recreation Center’s outdoor areas. The trail system will connect Spanaway Regional Park to neighboring communities through the planned Parkland Community Trail.