LETTER: Bancroft Park restrooms don't need to be 'technology-correct'Editor's note: This is in response to the Feb. 4 guest column (at this link), which expressed concerns about the Colorado Springs Parks plan to build a self-cleaning public restroom in Bancroft Park, facing onto Colorado Avenue.
Feb. 6, 2018
I don't see any reason why it should be such a technology-correct restroom in Bancroft Park. A simple, functional restroom is all that's needed and certainly doesn't need to be so close to the main street.
Because I live quite close to Vermijo Park, I would like to correct the statement that “the park gets little use.” It is a well-used park and also an entrance to the Midland Trail, which, despite the "creek people," gets a lot of use.
The traffic includes dog-walkers, frisbee games, kite-flyers, birthday parties, baseball, children using the playground, and many exercise groups.
The restroom has a lock on it to avoid being used as a sleeping area or drug exchange, As to cleanup, the Parks Department does a great job keeping the entire area cleaned on a daily basis.
Thanks for letting me have my say.