URBAN TRAILS TO CONNECT NEIGHBORS WITH NATURE, EACH OTHER

You don't have to leave the city to enjoy nature.  A new investment in Rainier Valley is revitalizing urban trails in south Seattle and making hitting the trail something you can do without a car. 

Washington Trails news - Community members in Seattle's Rainier Valley know that you don't always have to go far from home to get a great trail experience. Sometimes, you can even create one in your own backyard. At the end of September, Seattle City Council approved a $100,000 grant for the Cheasty Greenspace Trails and Bike Park, bringing an urban trail experience to one of the city's most diverse neighborhoods. New urban trails revitalize Cheasty Greenspace Since 2008, neighbors in Rainier Valley and Beacon Hill have been working to make Cheasty Greenspace a welcoming community gathering place after it had suffered years of neglect. Overgrown with invasive ivy and occasionally used as a dumping ground, it was not an inviting space, but the grant from the city will help realize a trails plan. "This grant [is] the first major step in its fund-raising process to restore and reclaim Cheasty Greenspace while engaging with the community to reimagine and reconnect the park for everyone," the Friends of Cheasty Greenspace at Mt. View said in a press release. A plan has been proposed to construct new trails in the greenspace in order to increase walkability in the surrounding neighborhoods and take...

10/15/2015 - 19:55

 

URBAN TRAILS TO CONNECT NEIGHBORS WITH NATURE, EACH OTHER

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