Cranbrook, BC (September 20, 2017) – An increase in vandalism to the new washroom facilities in Rotary Park means public access to the facility will be reduced following this weekend’s Cranbrook Fall Festival.
City Public Works staff have noticed an increase in people using the washrooms as a hangout space and are regularly finding the washrooms in poor condition. As a result, the City will be keeping the bigger washrooms locked during the winter months, with the small, single person use washroom open from 7:30am until 8:00pm. If a user group has Rotary Park booked or a larger public event is scheduled for Rotary Park, the City will ensure the full facility is open and available.
Vandalism was discovered in the Rotary Park washroom facilities in December 2016, which resulted in a similar closure. The City is exploring additional security measures at many City owned facilities and parks in order to minimize these types of events in the future.
The City of Cranbrook apologizes for any inconvenience this issue may cause and appreciates the understanding of our residents, park users and visitors.
Photos courtesy City of Cranbrook Public Works.