The project is currently in design. After securing permits, the project is anticipated to begin construction in 2023. The project team has been reaching out to property owners along the trail while working through design details and coordinating with utilities in the area.
The design includes a connection from Tule Lake Road to the west end of 129th Street South. This connection will not be included in this phase of construction, as we work with Pacific Lutheran University (PLU) to find a long-term solution that better serves PLU’s campus, area schools, and neighborhoods.
About the Project
The Parkland Community trail will connect Parkland neighborhoods to five schools, three County Parks, and Pacific Lutheran University. The Parkland Community Trail will provide a safe route for people of all ages and abilities to get around in an area that currently has few sidewalks or bike lanes.
The trail will be constructed from Tule Lake Road South, crossing Clover Creek at Parkland Prairie and heading south along 8th Avenue South and Yakima Avenue South through Sprinker Recreation Center to Military Road South (see proposed route map). The trail will be a 12-foot-wide asphalt surface largely within the existing County Roadway Right-of-Way with pedestrian crossing signals at Tule Lake Rd and 138th Street South.
The trail will connect the following schools and parks:
Washington High School
Keithley Middle School
Gates Alternative High School
Brookdale Elementary School
Pacific Lutheran University
Spanaway Regional Park (Sprinker Recreation Center, Bresemann Forest, and Spanaway Park)
Parkland Community Trail proposed route Click to enlarge
Parkland Community Trail Alternative Evaluation and Conceptual Design Report