In 2008, the OCWC turned over the new public roadside restroom facilities to the USFS at Indian Gardens, Oak Creek Canyon. The restrooms are adjacent to the renovated Visitors Center.
The restrooms were completed and are now open by the collective efforts of members of the Oak Creek Watershed Council. Without the construction expertise of Morgan Stine, the project would not have been viable.
Coconino County, and Salt River Project (SRP), made substantial financial contributions that were supplemented by donations from many residents and businesses in the Canyon, and Sedona.
The restrooms were just one of several projects in the grant we were awarded by the ADEQ/EPA, but it was the most complex because we also had to drill a very deep well close by in order to provide water.
As a side project, a fire hydrant was installed there, too, so the Sedona Fire District had a water source in the event of a fire emergency in the area.
Other projects in the grant included a new shower disposal system at Cave Springs campground; sediment traps at two recreation areas; trailhead signs at twelve locations; development of the first web site dedicated to the Canyon, as well as the expansion of the Keep Oak Creek Canyon Beautiful anti-litter program.
Coverage in Sedona Red Rock News, April 4, 2008 JPG
Visitor Center Site Plan PDF
Visitor Center Restroom Floor Plan PDF
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