McAdam Park washrooms should be open all winter

I was shocked to see that the public washrooms at McAdam Park are now closed until May 1.

McAdam Park washrooms should be open all winter

I was shocked to see that the public washrooms at McAdam Park are now closed until May 1.

It is amazing that the powers-that-be do not do any thinking in regards to this closure. There are always two sides to every decision making. They close these washrooms on assumption only without any thought.

Sporting teams take time off in the off-season, so why keep the washrooms open? What about the people that take their dogs for a walk next door at the Rotary Park? People take their dogs to the park 365 days per year. The dogs do their bathroom business in the park and their owners clean it up. Now, what about the dog owner side to this equation? They also have to use the washrooms because of a well known phrase that all of us know as “Mother Nature”. No one can fight off mother nature. If you have to go, you have to go, no second chances.

The powers assume that with no sporting teams in the off-season, closing the washrooms saves on expenses. Hogwash! Zero savings.

Not one public works employee is laid off or loses an hour of pay from their paycheques, when these washrooms are closed. Plenty of staff is available to open, maintain, and close these washrooms. These washrooms should stay open in the off-season from at least 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.

People hate to talk politics, but politics is everywhere. Just imagine if our local city mayor of Duncan, was a person that took his dog to the Rotary Park every day of the year. You could bet your bottom dollar that the McAdam Park washrooms would be open to the public for use by the human side of the visitors to Rotary Park. We all pay our fare share of property taxes each year and for that reason only, McAdam Park public washrooms must remain open all year round, with shorter hours as mentioned above in the off season.

Just plain everyday common sense.

Muriel McManus

Duncan

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