Otter Creek Road Causeway Observation Viewing Platform (April 18th, 2018)
Thanks to additional funding from the Tennessee Division of State Parks, Radnor Lake opened our new observation platform on Otter Creek Road on April 18th, 2018.
This project began in April 2017 and was badly needed due to erosion/water quality issues from damage to this portion of the roadway from wind, rain and unauthorized park visitor access to the waters edge. Since this location is an ideal spot to observe sunsets along Otter Creek Road and our management goals of providing scenic vistas for park visitors, this location was targeted for a planned observation platform in 2017. This project was done in two phases (concrete foundation and rail design/installation) to allow us to acquire funding and ensure that all of our project goals could be achieved. This included our top priority of visitors with special needs interpretive programming, wheelchair accessibility for park visitors, enhancing our wildlife observation opportunities for park visitors, user friendly photographer venue for scenic/waterfowl photography and provide a unique location for our park ranger staff to conduct interpretive spotting scope programs for park visitors at Radnor Lake.
Thank you to Tennessee State Parks Leadership for providing these additional funds to Radnor Lake so we could complete this project a year ahead of schedule.
Special thanks to the Radnor Lake Park Staff, Tom Street Construction along with Mid-State Welding for working with park management over the past year to ensure we maximized these funds and met all of our goals for this project at Radnor Lake!