Public has a say in planning community trails

Feb 6th, 2020 | By | Category: News

The Pierce County Parks and Recreation Department is asking the public to give its thoughts on two new trails – one in Parkland, the other in the Waller and South Hill areas.

The Parkland Community Trail, which officials say would give people a place to walk, bicycle and roller blade, will be the subject of an open house Feb. 6 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Brookdale Elementary School (611 132nd St. S.) for input on the trail that would run from Pacific Lutheran University to Sprinker Recreation Center. Information and input is also available at

The project is in the design stage, and funding for it is being discussed. Citizens’ comments will be considered in the design and concept of the project. Parks and Recreation officials said they will report on the feedback and give a project update this spring.

The proposed route for the Parkland trail currently has few sidewalks or bike lanes.

A separate open house for the Pipeline Trail, a pedestrian and bicycle trail along the Tacoma Water Pipeline No. 4 right-of-way between 72nd Street East and 94th Avenue East, is scheduled for Feb. 12 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Mid-County Community Center, 10205 44th Ave. E. Plans call for the trail to eventually reach Heritage Recreation Center and the Foothills Trail.

Citizens can get more information on the project at

Anyone who can’t attend the open houses can submit comments via e-mail at