Some new restrooms will soon be open at Dorada Park in Oakdale, with work continuing on the project.
Meanwhile, major street work is also limiting traffic on a portion of Cloverland Way in the city.
The Dorada Park Restroom Replacement was identified as a project that would qualify for the Per Capita Grant Program provided by the State Department of Parks and Recreation. This grant was funded via the Parks and Water Bond Act of 2018, through Prop. 68.
City officials said the grant provided $192,207 of the approximately $350,000 project cost.
The work was approved by the Oakdale City Council in October of 2022 and consists of demolition of the existing restroom, site and utility work, purchase of the new restroom building and installation, as well as improved sidewalks surrounding the building. The restrooms arrived with their own foundation and ready to connect.
Public Works staffers have now taken over and are preparing water and electrical connections.
The new building is 324 square feet and replaces an outdated, dilapidated facility. It provides four individual restrooms, two of which include baby changing stations. Each restroom has stainless steel fixtures, hand dryers, epoxy floors, automatic timed door locks, interior motion sensor lights and exterior LED lights controlled via photo cell.
The restroom is expected to be ready to open to the public by Wednesday, Sept. 27.
Also underway, the Cloverland Way Improvements Project, which is scheduled from Sept. 19 through Nov. 18.
The project will necessitate a road closure of Cloverland Way between A and C streets in Oakdale. The location will be closed to through traffic throughout the two-month construction period. Access to residents only will be maintained and officials advise motorists to use alternate routes through the area.
For more information, contact the city’s Public Services Department at 209-845-3600.