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Cape Disappointment State Park

Ilwaco, Washington

MacLeod Reckord provided master planning and design through implementation for the complete redevelopment of the "core" visitation areas at this historically significant park. Much of the first phase of work was completed for the 2005 Lewis and Clark Bicentennial celebration. Primary design goals included celebrating the multiple layers of natural and cultural elements within the park while exploring opportunities for revenue generation to make the park more self-sustaining. Elements include new administration and maintenance buildings, pedestrian promenade and overlook for the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center, trails, concessions, rental cabins, amphitheater, campgrounds and all new internal circulation and parking. Tasks included development of Design Guidelines that reflect the natural and cultural history of the site, master planning key redevelopment sites, and final design for development of new elements.