Image courtesy Pierce County.

Image courtesy Pierce County.

Foothills Trail, Sumner park plan get Healthy Community Award

The public event is 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, at the Washington State Fair Events Center.

The Buckley-to-South Prairie stretch of the Foothills Trail will be highlighted, as will the city of Sumner, when the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department hands out its annual Healthy Community Awards.

Pierce County will receive the award for the popular Foothills Trail segment, which was significantly upgraded during 2018. Sumner’s award was in recognition of its Parks and Trails Plan, which provides open spaces and accessible trails for residents and area employees.

In all, seven jurisdictions will receive awards for things ranging from adding parks and open spaces to addressing homelessness, from encouraging healthy food choices to promoting affordable housing. It’s all geared toward making a community healthier.

Other recipients are Fife, Lakewood, Tacoma, University Place and Metro Parks Tacoma. The health department ranked the winning projects on public engagement, social connection, economic prosperity and environmental stewardship.

The awards ceremony is planned for 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 21, at the Washington State Fair Events Center in Puyallup.

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