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Nathan Chapman Memorial Trail
Trail entrance signIn Memory
Named in honor of Sgt. Nathan Chapman, a South Hill resident, the Chapman Memorial Trail connects South Hill Community Park with the Heritage Recreation Center.

Chapman's motto was 'Stand Up and Do Something.' He was remembered by his friends as dynamic, outgoing and charismatic. He told his wife he joined the Green Berets to fight against injustice and to help free oppressed people. The Special Forces motto is 'Liberating the Oppressed.' Nate Chapman served 12.5 years in the Army.

Visitors walking on trailAbout the Trail
This paved trail system is about 1.6 miles long and surrounded by large trees and beautiful scenery, creating an easy and enjoyable walk to either site. View a trail map online.

GPS Coordinates
  • South Hill Park Entrance
    y 659478.99796 Longitude - 122.31208
    x 1189387.43473 Latitude - 47.12753
  • Memorial plaqueHeritage Recreation Center Entrance
    y 663175.75775 Longitude - 122.3062
    x 1190937.23126 Latitude - 47.13776

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9112 Lakewood Dr. SW
Lakewood, WA 98499

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