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Grand Teton recognized for improving access to visitors

Grand Teton National Park has been recognized for increasing park access for visitors with disabilities.

The Jackson Hole News & Guide reports 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.

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