October 5, 2015

Cranbrook, BC (October 5, 2015) – As the colder weather is upon us, all of the public washrooms in City parks around Cranbrook are in the process of being closed for the season.  None of the outdoor public washrooms are designed to be open in the winter months as both the pipes and fixtures can freeze and crack causing significant damage and large costs to replace.

Those parks affected include: Rotary, Gyro, Kinsmen, Lionsview and Moir Parks, the Kinsmen Quad Ball Park and the Confederation Park Visitor’s Centre at Elizabeth Lake.  Washrooms at Moir Park will be shut down by the end of this week, with Rotary Park being closed after Thanksgiving.  The remainder will follow over the course of the next week.

“Public Works staff usually turns the water on at all City parks in early May until early October of each year,” says Chris Zettel, Corporate Communications Officer for the City of Cranbrook.  “This is of course weather dependent, so if the threat of freezing temperatures arrives the washrooms are closed to the public.”

Discussion is ongoing around the design and building of new all season washrooms in Rotary Park, which will be able to remain open year round, but that could be a few years away yet.

If you have questions, please contact City of Cranbrook Public Works at 250-489-0218.

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