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Chambers Creek trails and meadow closed to general public through Aug. 29

Post by Kris Sherman / The News Tribune on Aug. 19, 2010 at 2:27 pm with No Comments »
August 20, 2010 10:26 am

If you’ve got a hankering to walk or bicycle along the Soundview or Grandview trails at Pierce County’s Chambers Creek Properties in University Place, or if you’re thinking of letting Rover romp in the Central Meadow, you’ll have to wait until Aug. 30 to do it at no charge.

The popular Chambers Creek properties are be closed to the nonpaying public beginning today for the U.S. Amateur championship at Chambers Bay golf course.

The closure runs from through Aug. 29.

If you still want to get in your scenic walk or bike trip, you can do so, but you’ll have to pay $25 a day or $65 for the week to get through the gate. That’s the price of a ticket to the golf tournament. Children 17 and under are admitted at no charge with a paying adult.

Buying a ticket, of course, entitles you to watch all the golf you want during the U.S. Amateur. And unlike other tournaments, spectators are allowed to walk along the fairways behind the golfers in this one.

Some dedicated walkers have purchased one-week passes to the golf tournament so they can stick to their regular exercise schedules, Pierce County spokesman Hunter George has said.

Though the major trails will be closed, the sidewalks along 64th St West, Grandview Drive West and the trails around the county’s Environmental Services Center will remain open, county officials said.

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