This project will provide expanded accessibility for all people to the Rest Area and create an enhanced space for interpretive programs and demonstrations. Physical improvements include accessible routes to and from the parking lot to the Rest Area and the Visitor Center, introducing tiered group seating and a pergola style wood shade structure over the viewing area.
Programmatic improvements include improving and expanding the park's interpretive programs and demonstrations by providing a formal outdoor seating area for park visitors. Designs include retaining historic Mission 66 landscape features of this area in tandem with the Visitor Center features.
Information on these facility improvements is available at parkplanning.nps.gov/cabrballast. The public may comment on this proposal during a 30-day comment period ending March 21.