FOLEY –  Construction is underway for new restrooms in Foley’s central downtown park that will provide more than twice the space than the current facility.

The new restrooms will have 813 square feet of interior space. The project also includes a 200-square-foot porch and about 900 of concrete paving outside the planned buildings.

The building is being constructed in  John B. Foley Park in the center of the downtown historic district.

The current restroom building has 300 square feet of space.

The existing facility, located next to the Foley Welcome Center on the northeast corner of North McKenzie Street and East Laurel Avenue, will remain in operation until the new restroom building is completed and opened.

The Foley City Council voted in February to declare the old restroom building surplus and authorize the demolition of the structure as soon as it is no longer needed.

The council voted in 2023 to approve the construction of the new restrooms at the John B. Foley Park at the intersection of Alabama 59 and U.S. 98 at the center of the downtown historic district.