San Bernardino, CA, August 24, 2012, 8:00am – The popular Falls Day Use Area in Forest Falls will be partially closed for about two months beginning September 4, while reconstruction work is completed. During reconstruction the bottom parking lot will be closed and the picnic loop will be closed Monday through Thursday as needed during reconstruction work.  The upper parking lot, which serves as the trailhead for the Vivian Creek Trail, will remain open. The Falls Day Use Area reconstruction project began last fall as part of a Forest Service National Infrastructure Improvement (CMII) program. The contract included improvements to access roads, parking areas, water systems, and accessibility.  A new entry station and picnic area host camp-site were also constructed. The final items to be completed are construction of a new restroom at the lower end of the site, finishing work at the restroom at the upper end, installation of picnic tables and pedestal BBQ grills in the picnic loop, and installation of a gate at the entrance. The Falls Day Use Area reconstruction project was selected as a national priority project, which is intended to address the Forest Service’s most critical health and safety infrastructure needs at areas heavily used by the public.

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