parks and recreational facilities

Tyler Bend Picnic Pavilion

National Park Service
Buffalo National River, Arkansas

JFSA provided structural engineering design for a comfort station, picnic shelters, outlook structure and other recreation facilities throughout the park.

Project Highlights:
Tyler Bend Picnic Pavilion
Wilkerson Pass Visitor Center
Mexican Canyon Trestle Overlook

Tyler Bend Picnic Pavilion

National Park Service
Buffalo National River, Arkansas

JFSA provided structural engineering design for a comfort station, picnic shelters, outlook structure and other recreation facilities throughout the park.

Project Highlights:
  • Grouted stone foundation
  • Glulam open frame structure
  • Exposed steel connections
  • Floodplain

Wilkerson Pass
Visitor Center

Park County, Colorado

JFSA provided the structural design for a new replacement visitor facility. This facility, designed to meet the needs of the projected 450,000 annual visitors, provides year-around accessible restrooms, interpretive displays, a mile long hiking trail, and a seasonally staffed visitor center.

Project Highlights:
  • Heavy use visitor center and rest area
  • (2) 600square foot enclosed structures (restroom and visitor center
  • 5,000 square foot central canopy expanding between enclosures, shelters, walkways and interpretive signage

Mexican Canyon Trestle Overlook

Near Village of Cloudcroft, New Mexico

The Mexican Canyon Trestle is a historic railroad bridge in the Lincoln National Forest, near the village of Cloudcroft in New Mexico. This trestle bridge not only provides a link to the past history of the area but also offers a wonderful opportunity for the Forest Service to create an educational and recreational area that seeks to involve the community.

Project Highlights:
  • One-foot contour topographic map of the area
  • Three conceptual designs for parking and viewing area alternatives
  • Structural design for the viewing platform and deck
  • Traffic and roadway analysis for proposed access to the viewing area
  • Roadway design for the realigned highway
  • Site design for the parking lot – including accommodation of a bus, an RV, and handicap accessible parking
  • Construction cost estimate
  • Construction phasing plan for the highway realignment and parking lot construction