A new washroom is in the works for Belleville’s Zwick’s Park but some members of the public are concerned about accessibility for people with mobility issues.
Earlier this year, during the budget debate, city council approved a new washroom building for the park.
The old one is not hooked up to the city’s sewer system and therefore cannot handle large crowds.
A member of the public Alice Drenth complained to Quinte News that people with mobility issues attending the summer concerts at Lions Pavilion do not have access to the washroom or accessible portable toilets.
Councillor Garnet Thompson denies complaints about lack of facilities for people with mobility issues.
The draft budget had proposed $500,000 for new washroom facilities at West Zwick’s, a new building, designed for expansion in the future.
Thompson told Quinte News he thinks “the tender call has gone out” for the washroom building.
Thompson also answered criticism by Drenth about cars not being permitted close to the Lions Pavilion to accommodate people with mobility issues.