On Tuesday, February 13, 2023, the Fort Walton Beach City Council approved the purchase of a prefabricated concrete restroom building to be placed at Ferry Park.
- The decision was made to replace the existing restroom facility, which has been a topic of discussion for replacement for several years.
The current restroom, located by the playground and disc golf course, is beyond repair and in need of replacement, according to the city. The city had volunteers come forward to repair and upgrade the restroom located by the multipurpose field, but it was decided that a new facility was needed near the playground.
The new prefabricated concrete restroom building will be provided by CXT, Inc. through their annual contract with Sourcewell. The city has utilized the state contract through Sourcewell for multiple restroom buildings in the city, including:
- Garniers Beach
- Elenor Johnson Youth Center
- Mooney Park/Golf Course
The prefabricated concrete restroom facilities are vandal-proof and have received positive reviews from the public, according to the city. City staff will perform some of the work required for the preparation and installation of the restroom building, including the demolition of the existing building at the park.
The new restroom will be the same model as the one located at Mooney Park, with different colors. It will have:
- 4 separate individual restrooms
- Automatic lock system that can be set for open and close times.
The total cost of the prefabricated restroom facility is $141,456.69 and is expected to be delivered approximately 6 months from the time of the order.
Will the old restroom be closed while the project is going?