Herbert Hoover NHS News Release: Park Visitor Center Will Get New Restrooms and Windows This Spring PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Adam Prato   
Friday, 06 April 2012 08:57
WEST BRANCH, IOWA— The visitor center at Herbert Hoover National Historic
Site will get new restroom facilities and new windows this spring. The
renovation of the men’s and women’s restrooms will help the park meet
federal accessibility standards, and will use more environmentally-friendly
materials and fixtures like touchless faucets, low flush toilets, and
energy efficient lighting. The National Park Service will also replace the
present windows with double-pane windows to improve the building’s energy

Work will begin in April and may take up to 4 months. There may be periodic
closures of the visitor center during the construction. Closures will be
posted on the park website, www.nps.gov/heho . The park will provide
temporary restrooms during construction. Restrooms are also available
nearby at the park picnic shelters or at the Herbert Hoover Presidential
Library and Museum from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.

“We’re looking forward to our visitors benefiting from several improvements
to the visitor center this year,” said park superintendent Pete Swisher.
“We also plan to install a new permanent exhibit later this year about
Herbert Hoover’s childhood in West Branch and his involvement with
developing this park.”

Herbert Hoover National Historic Site and the Herbert Hoover Presidential
Library and Museum are in West Branch, Iowa at exit 254 off I-80. Both are
open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Central Time. For more information go
online to www.nps.gov/heho or call (319) 643-2541.

Herbert Hoover National Historic Site
110 Parkside Drive
PO Box 607
West Branch, Iowa  52358

319 643-2541 phone
319 643-7864 fax
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