Fabricate Accessible Replacements for 40 Year-old Exhibits at Lodgepole Visitor Center
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks would like your input on the preferred design alternative for the Lodgepole Visitor Center. The HealyKohler Design firm, which was selected to do the exhibit planning and design, developed three alternatives (Schematic I) for the exhibits and reconfiguration of the space. Then, in February 2017, the firm worked with a team of park staff, tribal representatives, and other partners, to formulate the preferred alternative (Schematic Design II). Please take a look at the attached Schematic Design II and let us know what you think about the project.
The current exhibits were installed in the 1960s as part of the National Park Service's Mission 66 project, and are well beyond their intended lifespan. This project is funded through entrance fee revenue, and is an investment the park is excited to make for visitor enjoyment.
"This is an exciting opportunity to create exhibits that tell the story of our extensive and varied landscapes. Lodgepole is not only a popular place for campers, but also a starting point for wilderness trips," said Colleen Bathe, Chief of Interpretation, Education, and Partnerships. "We envision exhibits that engage people of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds."
The project is a collaboration between Sequoia and Kings Canyon, exhibit planners from the National Park Service's Harpers Ferry Center, and the Sequoia Parks Conservancy. Tribal partners have also been involved in the development of themes for the exhibits, and will continue to provide input throughout the project.
Erika Williams 559-565-3729