Gibson Park restrooms close for remodel

Renovation begins on the Gibson Park restrooms on Oct. 7.

The restrooms will be closed during the project and portable toilets will be provided.

Minor improvements will also be made to the concessions area that’s in the same structure.

With savings on park district projects, staff working to complete additional projects this year

The renovation project is part of the park maintenance district.

The Park and Recreation Department contracted with L’Heureux Page Werner Architecture to design, bid and manage the project. That was a $17,000 professional services agreement.

In June, City Commissioners awarded a $71,500 construction contract to Wadsworth Builders Company for the remodel.

Once construction is finished, the restrooms will reopen.

Park district projects continuing; plus golf course, dog park and tree trimming improvements

The project includes adding another urinal in the men’s restroom and another toilet on the women’s side. The project will also update lighting and plumbing fixtures, add an air conditioning unit and add an ADA accessible serving window to the concessions space.

The city received four bids for the project in late May and the prices ranged from $71,5000 to $112,443.

Wadsworth submitted the low bid.

Park and Rec improvements underway, through park district, grants, CDBG funds

The 2016 Park and Recreation Master Plan identified $2.9 million in critical needs in Gibson Park, part of the total $12.6 million of needs department wide.

The restroom project will be the first of those critical needs in Gibson Park. A trail overlay project is next on the list for that park.