Pierce County, University Place, Lakewood partner for Chambers Creek Canyon trail

Pierce County, University Place, and Lakewood have agreed to work together to develop a trail through the scenic Chambers Creek Canyon, Pierce County officials announced this week.

On Tuesday, Pierce County Council approved a resolution that directs the three government entities to collaborate on seeking grants and other funding sources to plan and build the recreational trail. University Place and Lakewood approved the agreement earlier, according to Pierce County officials.

“The property borders our respective jurisdictions, and it would be very expensive for any single entity to construct all on its own, so this resolution allows us to join forces and build something great for our residents,” said Pierce County Executive Pat McCarthy. “We have such a wonderful, natural setting in the Chambers Creek Canyon and citizens have been asking for a recreational trail through the area for some time.”

Two years ago, Pierce County hosted a joint town hall meeting with University Place and Lakewood to listen to what the people had to say about the possibility of future trails through the canyon.

More information about the Chambers Creek Canyon trail is available online here.