A screenshot from the Oct. 18, 2021, Parksville city council meeting depicting what the new washroom facility to be constructed at the Parksville Community Park might look like. (Submitted photo)

A screenshot from the Oct. 18, 2021, Parksville city council meeting depicting what the new washroom facility to be constructed at the Parksville Community Park might look like. (Submitted photo)

Parksville council approves $499K for additional washrooms at community park

Amount had been previously considered to replace current facility

The Parksville Community Park will see additional public washrooms in the near future.

Belinda Woods, director of operations for the city, went before Parksville city council on Oct. 18 to present the ‘Community Park Sports Courts and Washroom Facilities’ report.

“Pre-grant, we had funding to replace the Kin Hut washrooms. Our new facilities manager has reviewed it, and we feel that our Kin Hut facilities are able to stand for a much longer period of time. Work staff is recommending that we have the estimated costs that we had for the Kin Hut to be allocated instead to a new facility,” said Woods.

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In order to stick within the already allocated amount, the new washroom facility will need to be constructed where the infrastructure for water, sewer and electrical already exists.

“This would be a workhorse washroom. These are not fancy washrooms. These are workhorse, cinder-block washrooms that have low maintenance and high capacity. We can put some pretty things on the outside of it to make it more palatable, but the goal of this washroom is to be a workhorse,” said Woods.

Council voted unanimously in favor of allocating $499,000 for the new washroom facility.

mandy.moraes@pqbnews.com

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