Improve Visitor Accessibility in Yosemite at Bridalveil Creek Campground
This project will enhance accessibility for people with disabilities in the Wawona District of the park by modifying the 450 square foot easternmost restroom building and two adjacent campsites (#76 and #77) at Bridalveil Creek Campground off the Glacier Point Road.
The restroom remodel includes the following: 1) widening and replacing entrance doors to both men's and women's restrooms, 2) removing one water closet on the men's and one water closet on the women's side and making the remaining water closet on each side accessible with a new accessible toilet, sink, toilet paper holder, grab bars, soap dispenser, mirror, paper towel dispenser, diaper changing station and new partitions, and 3) making the restroom entrances accessible with the addition of grade compliant ramps.
Campsite modifications (sites #76 and #77) include the following: 1) adding an accessible wooden picnic table with galvanized steel frame, attached bench seating and extended accessible table top at each site, 2) installing a 200 square foot hardened campsite surface to stabilize the campsites, 3) Replacing food storage lockers for the accessible units, 4) providing 90 linear feet of a 3-foot wide accessible path of travel from each of the accessible campsites to the accessible restroom building. The park would re-grade existing paths to meet slope requirements for accessibility and install a hardened surface material to conform to the existing terrain. No ground cuts will be necessary. If fill material is required it will be acquired from an approved source. The team would use a Bobcat skid steer to accomplish work and would stage materials on hardened surfaces nearby. Hardened surface material will be decomposed granite or Park Tread. Park Tread (www.parktread.com) is an environmentally friendly alternative to asphalt and maintains a natural appearance.