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Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Zion Park Updates

Zion National Park staff members are using Twitter to provide informational updates. Go here to see their Twitter page, and to follow.

The park is also building two new restrooms/comfort stations in Watchman Campground. The park provided the news release below.

Zion National Park to Begin Construction of Two New Comfort Stations in Watchman Campground

Zion National Park will begin the construction of two new comfort stations in Loops A and B of Watchman Campground on January 30, 2011. The construction of these 900-square-foot buildings will include the restroom facilities, sidewalks and adjacent landscaping. The replacement of the deteriorating comfort stations is necessary to improve visitor safety and resource protection. The project is expected to be completed by July2011.

The new comfort stations will be designed using the National Park Service Rustic Style and will incorporate sustainability principles used in recently completed comfort stations at the Temple of Sinawava and Watchman Campground. The project will also include the removal of the existing comfort stations.

Four campsites will be closed in Loop A and one campsite in Loop B in Watchman Campground beginning February 1, 2011. These closures will remain

in effect for the duration of the project. The remaining campsites in Loops A & B will be open as scheduled throughout the construction period. Visitors camping in sites near the project area may experience construction noise during daytime hours.

The work will be completed primarily by contract which was awarded to BeXar Advanced Solutions Group, LLC from Kaysville, Utah. Funding for this project came from the National Recreation Fee Demonstration Program which provides monies collected from park entrance fees and other fees for use in park maintenance, repair projects and public service programs.

For more information on this construction project, contact Jim Valentine at 435-772-0191. For information on Watchman Campground, visit the park website at www.nps.gov/zion/planyourvisit/campgrounds-in-zion.htm

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