Monadnock Toilet Building Project
Oct. 4, 2019
New Hampshire Division of Parks and Recreaction offically opened the newly renovated and expanded Toilet building at Monadnock State Park headquarters with a ribbon cutting celebration on Oct. 4, 2019
The new facility doubles the number of toilet fixtures of the old facility and adds an accessible family bathroom. The heated addition will allow year-round use to address the increase in winter hiking at the park. The addition includes indoor space for hikers to prepare gear and the building’s design allows future expansion to include a visitor center in the future.
Funding for the Monadnock building renovations and expansion was made possible through $127,000 in Capital Budget Funds appropriated by the NH Legislature, $318,000 by NH Division of Parks and Recreation from state entrance fees and a $443,608 Federal Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) grant.
“This project is a great example of how federal, state and local efforts can work to improve outdoor recreational opportunities in New Hampshire,” said Sarah Stewart, Commissioner NH Department of Natural and Cultural Resources. “Land and Water Conservation Fund grant projects at Mount Monadnock have a long history of supporting outdoor activities and recreation attractions on the mountain.”
The park is comprised of lands owned by the State, the Town of Jaffrey and the Society for the Protection of NH Forests, who have protected much of the acreage on the mountain over the years.
We wish to thank the Jaffrey Community, project contractors, state and local elected officials and agencies for their support and assistance in making this toilet projects a success.
May 14, 2019
Over the winter the contractor framed the building, roughed in the plumbing and electrical and is now installing mechanical systems. The addition has been insulated and interior finishes will follow. The building has been roofed and new siding installed.
On October 31st, the Governor and Executive Council approved a contract with Seppala Construction Co. Inc., Rindge, NH, for the Main Toilet Building Addition at the Monadnock State Park, for a total price not to exceed $814,165. Work began in mid-November and the foundation has been excavated, formed, poured and stripped. Underground utilities will be installed next followed by framing of the building and roof.