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New washrooms coming for pair of Delta parks

The replacements expected to be ready for use later next year
memorial park washroom
A Delta staff report last year noted that many of the park washrooms, including seven built around 1972, require funding to either replace or make capital improvements.

New washrooms are finally coming to a pair of Delta parks.

Council recently agreed to award a contract for the design and construction administration of new washroom buildings at Memorial Park and at Ladner Lions Park, a contract costing $120,151.

A report to council notes the design of the washrooms will be based on the recent Ferry Road washrooms building. 

The replacement schedule is for the design to be completed in early 2022 and for construction to be completed later next year.

The total cost including construction is estimated at $1.1 million.

A condition assessment was carried out by a consultant in 2020 for 33 city park washrooms and field houses.

That assessment recommended the washroom buildings at Ladner Lions Park and Memorial Park be replaced as they are at the end of their lifecycles.

The report also notes that the design and construction of other park washrooms, including the ones at Cromie Park and Gunderson Park, is proposed for subsequent years.

Community sports organizations that utilized the Cromie Park field house have been temporarily accommodated as that building is not suitable for use.

A previous report to council on the state of the city’s park washrooms notes, “These older facilities do not have the ventilation systems that are required by today's modern building code. The floors are stained through years of use and emit odours that are embedded in the old concrete flooring. Many of the sites are not accessible for those with mobility limitations.”