Curecanti National Recreation Area includes a series of three reservoirs along the once wild Gunnison River. The reservoirs that make up Curecanti today are a destination spot for water-based recreation, best known for salmon and trout fishing but also offering hiking, boating, camping, and bird watching. Elk Creek Visitor Center is located within the recreation area and provides park information, boat permits, interpretive displays, a book store, reservations for boat tours, etc. DHM was hired to design improvements for accessibility to the visitor center as well as a general rehabilitation for the facility and its adjacent courtyard. Three design concepts were generated for the courtyard, options including elements of rock wall, seat wall, and an amphitheater.