New Entrance Sign In Progress for Olympic National Park at the Visitor Center in Port Angeles

Artist depiction of Olympic National Park entrance sign
Entrance sign sketch

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News Release Date: May 17, 2017

Contact: Penny Wagner, 360-565-3005

Entrance signs at national parks welcome people and provide popular stops to take photos marking their visit. Entrance signs also remind visitors that the area is part of a whole system of parks across the United States that are cared for by the National Park Service.
To provide that iconic photo opportunity for visitors, a brand new entrance sign with a river rock base and hand-peeled log support structure is under construction near the main park visitor center in Port Angeles.  The entrance sign was designed by the park’s Landscape Architect Jack Galloway and welcomes visitors in two languages, English and Klallam. The park consulted with the local Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe to translate “welcome”, which is “come inside” or ʔənʔá č’ə́yəxʷ in Klallam. A paved trail from the Olympic National Park Visitor Center will provide access to the entrance sign for photos.
The award amount for this contract is $81,850 and the contractor is HCS, Inc. out of Chehalis, WA. An additional component of this project will be minor directional sign improvements. This improvement project is part of a larger plan which installed signs on the North and South Shore Roads of Lake Quinault and also at Rialto Beach. In addition, a new entrance sign will be installed at Lake Crescent next year. These projects are funded by park entrance fee revenue.
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Last updated: May 18, 2017

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