Grand Teton Recognized for Improving Access to Visitors
JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Grand Teton National Park has been recognized for increasing park access for visitors with disabilities.
The Jackson Hole News & Guide reports that the park won a 2018 National Park Service Architectural Design Accessibility Achievement Award for its Jenny Lake Renewal Project.
The $18 million project restored infrastructure and improved accessibility at one of the park's most iconic destinations. Jenny Lake attracts nearly 1.9 million people each year.
The project included paving a lakeshore area, where visitors can roll wheelchairs into the lake. Eroded shorelines were also transformed into accessible overlooks.
At two lakeshore overlooks, raised-relief maps have been installed for the visually impaired.
The Jenny Lake Renewal project is expected to be finished this summer.