FOLEY – The city of Foley is planning new restrooms at the municipal park in Aaronville as part of a series of improvements in the community.

The Foley City Council approved a capital project for improvements at the park. Jeff Lee, Foley parks and recreation director, said the upgrade will allow the city to replace worn out and outdated facilities at Aaronville park.

“This is to move forward with us replacing the existing bathroom building with a prefab CXD building,” Lee said. “This usually takes about six months for this to get here so we’d like to get the ball rolling now.”

Lee said the new restrooms will also comply with all the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act. He said the new facilities will also reduce the need for repairs and maintenance in the parks.

Mayor Ralph Hellmich said replacing old facilities such as restrooms in older parks with similar prefabricated structures also allows the city to standardize services and maintenance.

“Those will be replaced with these new pre-fabs,” he said. “They’re a lot nicer.”

The project calls for the city to demolish the current restrooms and install the new building. 

The new building will include steel doors, lavatories, water closets, water heater, hand dryers, floor drains, exhaust fans, stainless steel mirrors and baby changing stations.