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Grand Canyon National Park

2009/2010 Accomplishment Report

Park-wide restroom improvements, Phase 2

Grand Canyon built four new composting toilets in the Inner Canyon and added five vault toilets along the South Rim. It also renovated the restrooms at Desert View. Past visitor complaints often focused on restroom conditions and inadequacies. The project was finished in the spring of 2010.

Above: New restroom facilities at Vercamp. At left: Renovated restrooms at Desert View. NPS photos

Desert View visitor contact station

The park designed and renovated an existing historic building for use as a visitor-contact station at Desert View, an area with no formal contact point for the 15 to 20 percent of visitors who enter the park from the east. A historic preservation crew from Bandelier National Monument in New Mexico did most of the work, with some portions under small contracts to keep the project moving quickly and affordably. Renovation was completed in April 2010.

The Desert View Information Center and Bookstore, at Desert View Point near the park's east entrance, offers a passport stamp cancellation station, and a large selection of publications. NPS photo

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