The previous staircase, a wooden railway-tie version, had aged to the point where it needed to be completely replaced. This capital improvement project was expanded to include an accessibility ramp, with preservation of the existing, healthy trees in the area a top priority in design proposals.
Several proposals later, the final design was selected; construction started last fall and the final finishing work completed earlier this month.
We couldn't be more delighted with the final results. This project has truly beautified this section of the park and has greatly improved access from the south. If it's your habit to stick to the north or central areas in the park, do make the time to stroll over and have a look.