Lava Tree State Park Delays Reopening

Media Release:

Lava Tree State Monument will remain closed for another three weeks to allow additional tree trimming work while at the same time Division of State Parks is completing park improvements that include comfort station renovations, loop trail and pathway resurfacing, pavilion reconstruction, rest stop repairs, removal of tree hazards, and the construction of a new interpretive informational kiosk.  It is expected to reopen by April 6.

“The closure is necessary to ensure the safety of our park users and we appreciate everyone’s understanding and patience,” said Dan Quinn, State Parks Administrator.

The park closed from February 1 and portions were to reopen March 15 to allow residents and visitors to use facilities where repairs were completed, while work continues in areas that would not affect users, such as the loop trail.

Last year the park was closed for three months from mid-September through mid-December, for tree trimming around the parking lot, reconstruction of the park entry road and parking lot, including ADA parking stalls, and repaving and striping.

The contractor is Central Construction Inc., and the project cost is $614,123.00.  Tour companies that bring visitors to the park have been notified of the park closure and signs will be posted at the entrance.

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