The Parks Foundation is pleased to announce its new Trails Fund, dedicated to expanding the island’s growing trail network.
Bainbridge Island’s public trails network now offers some 39 miles of trails for hiking, biking and walking, and new trails are being added each year. As infill development continues across the island, the process of developing new trails, and connecting existing trails with one another, becomes more challenging and expensive. The Trails Fund is a restricted account dedicated to trails development, funding the “hidden” costs – legal fees, surveys, title searches, permits, staff time, and the purchase cost of trail easements – incurred in the lead-up to trail construction.
The Trails Fund has been seeded with a generous $50,000 donation from anonymous donors. We hope to triple this fund to support development of another 10 miles of island trails over the next five years.
Do you love trails? Do you walk, run, or exercise your dog by hitting the trails in your neighborhood or on longer excursions? Do you like to be in touch with the natural beauty of our Island? Support the Parks Foundation’s new Trails Fund and help us plan, build and support an exceptional public trail system.