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North Tahoe Regional Park to get $500,000 restroom overhaul

Special to the Sun

TAHOE VISTA, Calif. — Construction to replace the current aging restrooms in the North Tahoe Regional Park will begin after Labor Day weekend in preparation for the installation of the new, prefabricated modular facilities. The restrooms in the upper parking lot will close on Sept. 6, but the lower parking lot restrooms will remain open. Portable restrooms will be placed in the upper parking lot until the new restroom is open.

At its Aug. 9 meeting, the North Tahoe Public Utility District Board of Directors awarded the contract for site preparation to Longo, Inc. of Tahoe City. The contract, in the amount of $140,634, includes demolition of existing restrooms, relocation and installation of utilities, and construction of the foundations for the new buildings.

At its May 27 meeting, the board awarded a contract in the amount of $369,296 to Public Restroom Company, of Minden, Nev., for the purchase of two prefabricated restrooms. The one in the upper parking lot area will have three stalls in each of the men's and women's restrooms, and the restroom in the lower lot will have two stalls each in the men's and women's restrooms.

"Replacement of the existing restrooms with new ones is a timely project," said Loren R. Holt, Administrative Manager for the North Tahoe PUD, "as the recent completion of the dog park, the opening of the Tahoe Tree Top Adventure Course and the ever popular disc golf course has brought a steady stream of visitors to the Regional Park this summer."

Construction is expected to be completed by the end of September, and the new restrooms will be set into place near the beginning of October. The replacement restrooms, designed with a "Tahoe" look, are engineered to be vandal resistant, reduce maintenance, will be heated for use during the winter months and meet ADA guidelines for accessibility.

The NTPUD received over $550,000 in grant funds for the planning, design and construction of this project that supports the dog park and a trailhead for the North Tahoe Bike Trail. Funds have been received from Placer County Park Dedication Funds and Transient Occupancy Tax funding made available through the North Lake Tahoe Resort Association.

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Information on Park facilities in the District including the North Tahoe Regional Park and Tahoe Vista Recreation Area is available at northtahoeparks.com.

This article was provided by the North Tahoe Public Utility District. Visit ntpud.org to learn more.