Foothills Trail groundbreaking set for June 7

A groundbreaking ceremony for additional trail improvements to the Buckley-to-South Prairie section of the Foothills National Recreation Trail will be June 7, from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Fitzer Mill Site, along Highway 165.

This unimproved section of the Foothills Trail opened in 2008. Construction work includes paving and installing pin-pile bridge sections over wet portions of the trail alignment. Once construction is completed, trail users will have a much improved trail experience, replacing the current muddy conditions along the trail with a solid surface suitable for pedestrians, bicycles, equestrians, and other non-motorized trail users.

Due to limited parking and to lessen impact on local residents, shuttles will leave from the Buckley Veterans Memorial Park, located north of the Buckley Foothills Trailhead on River Ave., beginning at 11:15 a.m.

— Pierce County Parks and Recreation

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