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The City of Lubbock says that they have plans to renovate multiple bathrooms in local parks over a period of several years.

Back in April of 2022, KAMC News reported that the bathrooms across parks in Lubbock had not been touched since October of 2021. Park bathrooms were described as having no doors, dirty toilets and unusable mirrors. Lubbock Parks and Recreation was aware of the need for renovation.

Now, since there is funding from the American Rescue Plan Act, the City of Lubbock is pushing for bathroom renovations to happen sooner rather than later.

Kalee Robinson, Development Manager for Parks and Recreation, said:

Through the new ARPA funding, we were able to come to the City Council with seven different projects that we really thought would be beneficial towards the city and the community as a whole, and we know that our restrooms are at the top of that priority list.

She says that out of the 35 park bathrooms in local parks, 5 of them are going to be completely replaced. 7 of them are set to be renovated.

When it comes to bathrooms without stall doors, curtains will be placed for temporary privacy before these bathrooms are torn down.

The City of Lubbock is still in the developmental phase, so updates will be given at a later point in time when the plan has been finalized.

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