Rotary washroom officially opened
Hundreds of people were on hand to celebrate the grand opening of the new washroom facility in Rotary Park July 1, part of the City of Cranbrook’s Canada Day ceremonies.
Acting Mayor Wes Graham was joined on the Rotary Park stage by members of the Rotary Club of Cranbrook, to officially ‘open’ the facility, which has been open for several months.
An upgraded facility is a great thing for the city and park, Graham said.
“Festivals, markets, concerts, picnics and leisurely activities make Rotary Park a focal point in the community. Now, the busiest park in downtown Cranbrook has new washrooms. The Rotary Club of Cranbrook, working in liaison with the city’s Public Works crews and dozens of local suppliers have built new washrooms that are accessible, clean, safe and available to all the citizens of Cranbrook to utilize during their visits to the park,” he said.
The new washrooms are 960-square-feet, with heated wheelchair accessible washrooms and change rooms for the Splash park. There are separate washrooms for use by families, and those with special sanitation needs. The new facility throughout most of the year, 18 hours per day.
“Rotarians achieved this project collectively. It is under budget and a great resource for the park,” Graham said, before a plaque bearing the names of over 70 different local businesses, Rotarians and in-kind supporters who made the project a reality was unveiled.
Speaking on behalf of the Rotary Club, Sandy Zeznik said it was a true community effort to finish the project and she made special note about how well-built the facility is; saying if a natural disaster was imminent, she’d head to Rotary Park washroom.
Pictured above: John Zimmer, President of the Cranbrook Rotary Club, with fellow club members Sandy Zeznik, Carla Nelson and Russ Kinghorn. Carrie Schafer and Ian Cobb/e-KNOW photos