The Waterfront Trail follows the waterfront of the Port Angeles harbor.
This 6.5 section of trail
extends from the Coast Guard Station entrance gate on Ediz Hook to just west of the old Rayonier mill site before connecting to the Olympic Discovery Trail at Morse Creek.
This community project has been realized by the support of the City of Port Angeles, Jet-Set Soroptomist Rotary Clubs, and many local businesses and clubs.
The Trail has become a tranquil retreat for all who use it - whether hiking, jogging, biking, or just seeking a quiet respite from the daily grind.
WATERFRONT - OLYMPIC DISCOVERY TRAIL UPDATES
CSO CONSTRUCTION / DETOURS / STREET and TRAIL CLOSURES Street and the Waterfront/Olympic Discovery Trail closures and detours.
STREET CLOSURES & DETOURS Posted March 4, 2013 -
Oak Street between Railroad Avenue to Front Street reopened two weeks earlier than anticipated. Vehicles will be able to access businesses and parking lots from Front Street. Parking will be available on the east side of Oak Street (No parking will be allowed on the west side of Oak Street). The sidewalk on the west side of Oak Street will remain closed. Pedestrians can use the east sidewalk to access businesses. The road is currently gravel, therefore motorists should use extreme caution.
Railroad Avenue between Oak Street and Laurel Street will be closed during the project. At times, construction will require partial and often sustained closures along certain sections of the Waterfront Trail and some streets. Detours will be in place when safe and practical.
Thank you for your patience. Businesses in the area remain open.
UPDATES ABOUT TRAIL CLOSURES & DETOURS Posted May 3, 2013 - The Waterfront Trail has been reopened to its original configuration for public access between the City Pier and the Waste Water Treatment Plant. The trail has been detoured since October 15, 2012 while crews worked on the CSO Phase 1 Project.
Francis Street Park will remain closed and is expected to be reopen by June 14, 2013.
DETOUR - A trail detour is available around the Rayonier Mill Site, connecting to Ennis, then to Georgiana, Front Street, Lincoln Street and then reconnecting back to the Trail on Railroad Avenue.
Please download map below for details. Thank you for your understanding, cooperation and patience..
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The Marathon began at Carrie Blake Park in Sequim with the finish at the City Pier in downtown Port Angeles.
Participants come from not only our local area and Washington State, but also from Oregon, Colorado, New Mexico, Texas, Delaware, Pennsylvania, Alaska, California, Nevada, Florida, Montana, Arizona, Canada and parts of Europe.
Over 1200 participants, (800 competing in the full marathon) and 600 plus volunteers contribute to the success of this event. For more information visit: North Olympic Discovery Marathon
BE A VOLUNTEER with the Adopt-A-Trail Program
The Peninsula Trails Coalition and your Waterfront Trail needs volunteers to help keep it in shape.
Whether you're an indoor person, or someone who loves the outdoors; like to be alone or in a crowd; whether you're good with plants or a computer; there is a volunteer spot for you on the Waterfront Trail.
To volunteer or for more information please contact: Recreation at 360-417-4551.
OLYMPIC DISCOVERY TRAIL
The Waterfront Trail is a section of a larger trail system called the Olympic Discovery Trail. The Olympic Discovery Trail is planned to eventually run from Port Townsend to Forks, a distance of approximately 150 miles.
The Waterfront Trail is accessible from many places. The Francis Street Park, the City Pier and the Valley Creek Estuary Park are just three of the many ways your visitors can use the trail.
The City Pier is located at the north end of Lincoln Street on the Waterfront.
The Pier offers views of the harbor and Port Angeles. Besides a park atmosphere - the City Pier offers a marine life center and viewing tower.
Francis Street Park
This park is a main access point for Water Front Trail users.
Sweeping views of the harbor are what makes this a community show case park for our local citizenry and visitors. Features include, handicapped parking for easy access to the trail and lookout pavilion.
Valley Creek Estuary Park Combined effort between the City of Port Angeles and other local organizations.
The Friendship Bridge symbolizes the relationship between the cities of Port Angeles and Mitsu, Japan.
The Port Angeles Parks & Recreation Department is looking for volunteers to help with their new Waterfront Ambassador Program.
A Waterfront Ambassador Team Member is an official representative of the City and area businesses along the Port Angeles Waterfront. They will monitor activities and greet visitors to the Port Angeles Waterfront from Valley Creek Estuary Park, along the Waterfront Trail to the City Pier and beyond to Francis Street Park. They will have the opportunity to give the "Red Carpet" treatment to all who visit the area.
The program runs from June through September. To find out more about joining the Port Angeles Waterfront Ambassador Team call 360-417-4557.
MEMORIAL & DONATION POLICY
The Parks Commission adopted a new policy for memorials and donations as of October 20, 2005.
The purpose of this policy is to establish guidelines, standards and procedures for the installation and care of donated park improvements, either as a result of a cash or physical property donation.
These donations may include, but are not limited to, park benches, bicycle racks, picnic tables, public art, monuments (by exception only), drinking fountains, flags, and other types of park trails accessories. This policy does not apply to buildings or land.
The City desires to encourage donations while at the same time manage aesthetic impacts and mitigate on-going maintenance cost.
Guidelines established by this policy will apply to all donations made after the effective date of this policy. Donations made prior to the adoption of this policy shall be subject to applicable sections of this policy. This policy is also designed to provide guidelines for individuals or groups should they desire to decorate, landscape or adorn a donation, such as a tree, bench, or picnic table on city owned property.
Standards established by this policy will apply to purchased equipment, installation techniques, donation acknowledgements, decoration and long term care of all donations made after the adoption of this policy.
The entire policy and application forms are included below. For current prices and more information, please contact the Recreation office at 360-417-4550 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Memorial & Donation Policy
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Memorial & Donation Application Form
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