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Waterfront Trail Extension
Waterfront Trail Extension
Vancouver wins state award for Waterfront Trail Redevelopment (Photo) - 11/04/19

Vancouver, Wash. – The Vancouver Waterfront Trail Redevelopment was named Best Special Project in the 2019 Awards of Excellence program by Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). This annual awards program recognizes federally funded local agency transportation projects that have achieved excellence in innovative practical design and construction, environmental sustainability, and community engagement.

The trail invites the Vancouver community to access more than 30 acres of former industrial land – reconnecting the City’s downtown to the waterfront after more than a century of disconnect. In addition to restoring the city’s connection to the Columbia River, the trail redevelopment project addresses train related safety and noise downtown, improves rail efficiency and energizes new, private development and amenities along the Vancouver Waterfront.

The award will be presented at the City Council meeting on Monday, Nov. 4 by Kathleen Davis, WSDOT Local Programs Director; Dan Mathis, FHWA Washington Division Administrator; Michael Williams, WSDOT SW Regional Local Programs Engineer; and Keith Molyneux, Assistant Local Programs Engineer.

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About Vancouver Parks and Recreation

Vancouver Parks and Recreation builds upon the City’s strong legacy of parks, natural areas and recreation dating back to the dedication of Esther Short Park in 1853. Each month, the Parks and Recreation Department provides hundreds of recreation opportunities for youth, adults, seniors and persons with disabilities at its two community centers. Parks and Recreation operates 1,600 acres of parkland at 113 sites, including 91 parks, 20 miles of trails and many natural areas for the City of Vancouver. The Parks and Recreation Department cultivates community in the City and beyond through on-going special events and volunteer programs that celebrate the City’s natural spaces.

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