Tommy Thompson Parkway

Status: Completed 2005


     15,500 feet trail

     2,000 feet trestle

Cost estimate: $1,800,000

Construction started on the Tommy Thompson Parkway in 2000 and is a 3.3 mile stretch of rails to trails project that connects downtown Anacortes along Fidalgo Bay to March's Point.  Used by hundreds of people on peak summer days it provides a safe non-motorized path for people to enjoy the beauty of Fidalgo’s inner harbors and working shoreline with views of the Cascade Mountains and wildlife that call the Salish Sea home.  Funding for the portion of the trail along Q / R Avenues came from the Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program.  Funding for the portion from 22nd Street to the March's Point Road including the trestle came from Federal Highway Administration Transportation Equity Act tor the 21st Century through the Skagit Council of Governments and an Real Estate Excise Tax Grant from Skagit County.