Sequoia & Kings Canyon

JNRA provided long term recreational area development guidance to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks in the high elevation Lodgepole, Wuksachi and Wolverton District Development areas. The focus of the development planning was on the visitor center and arrival experience; the shuttle system, Transit Hub, and transit support facilities; Group and RV camping alterations; campground renovations, accessibility, and comfort station improvements; and potential visitor and employee housing opportunities.  In addition, we provided schematic level redesign of the vehicular circulation, parking, and trail connections for several of the primary recreational destinations, such as the General Sherman Tree.

JNRA also created a schematic master plan and phase 1 construction documents for the Foothills Visitor Center at Ash Mountain, a primary point of entry into the park. We were tasked with designing new outdoor amenities to complement the existing visitor center, a historical Mission 66 project of the post-war national park infrastructure program. The project included an amphitheater, outdoor classroom, accessible pathways and trail links, and California native plant demonstration gardens along an interpretive trail.

Location

Three Rivers, CA

Size

Lodgepole – 125 Acres, Wuksachi – 96 Acres, Wolverton – 7.75 Acres, Visitor Center – 8 Acres

Client

National Park Service Pacific West Region

Team

Siegel and Strain (Architect)
Nelson Nygaard (Transportation Engineer)

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