Trail Builder’s Fund

The Trail Builder’s Fund leverages essential community-based fundingState line realignment and provides matching funds for Spokane Centennial Trail gap completion, sustainability and enhancement projects.  Funds are distributed for projects as determined and approved by FCT’s Board of Directors.

The Trail Builder’s Fund has funded $110,550 in Centennial Trail improvements:
2017
$18,500 gift to the City of Spokane for Mission gap Phase 1 surface improvements. Construction in fall,2017.
2016
$5,000 pledge to City of Spokane for South Gorge Trail construction.
2015
$20,000 gift to Washington Parks & Recreation Commission for Nine Mile Falls Centennial Trail Northwest Extension.  Construction in 2016.
$10,000 pledge for the Centennial Trail gap realignment at Carlson Road in Nine Mile Falls.  Construction between 2018-2020.
$9,200 gift to City of Spokane Parks and Recreation for thermoplastic asphalt decals for the Centennial Trail between Mission Park and TJ Meenach Bridge.
2014

$1,300 gift for Centennial Trail logo mile marker signs.
$1,600 gift for a Wayfinding Internship Study with Eastern Washington University.
2013
$450 gift to Spokane County for three Bike Route, three directional and two Stop signs at state line Gateway Park.
$5,000 gift for updated Centennial Trail maps, Google map, 19 Trail kiosk maps & upgraded FCT website.
$12,500 gift to Riverside State Park for an asphalt repair machine.
2012
$7,000 gift for Barker area washout repairs.
$17,500 gift to Spokane County for the State Line Gateway Park Trail realignment.
2011
$1,500 gift to Washington Park and Recreation Commission for parking lot construction for Islands Trailhead, at Maringo Drive.
$1,000 gift for bump repairs at Barker Road area.

Trail Sustainability Projects
Asphalt Upgrades, Repairs & Seal Coating
The Centennial Trail is showing signs of age.  Friends of the Centennial Trail collaborate with our Coordinating Council partners (Washington State Parks & Recreation Commission, Spokane County Parks and Recreation, City of Spokane Valley and City of Spokane Parks and Recreation) to put long-term funding streams in place to assure Trail sustainability.
Signs and Wayfinding?
Friends of the  Centennial Trail believe that directional signs or asphalt markers should be posted wherever there is a change in direction.  Over 400 signs are needed for the Centennial Trail, and it’s our goal to provide them to our Coordinating Council partners so every part of our Trail is consistently signed.
Trail Mapping?
In 2013, Friends of the Centennial Trail launched a new website to host a digital map, so users could navigate by smartphone.  We updated the Centennial Trail printed maps and installed new large maps in the 19 Trail kiosks.  Our goal is to update maps every three years.
Enhancement Projects
The Centennial Trail is the backbone of our region’s trail system and welcomes 2.4 million users annually.  It is important to upgrade trailheads, landscaping and offer educational, historical and cultural information along its span.

Many eastern Washington residents and visitors make financial contributions to support your Centennial Trail.  Please make your charitable contribution today!
Two ways to give:
1.  Mail in your donation (payable to FCT Trail Builder’s Fund):  Friends of the Centennial Trail, P.O. Box 351, Spokane, WA 99210
2.  Make your secure online donation here.