Rotary's project to build a new ADA Restroom Building at Carson Park
In 2015, in addition to hosting the annual Rhododendron Parade, Old Town Rotary held its first Festival in the Park which was held directly after the Parade. The event provided a family-centric event for the community to attend after the parade and included family games, jump houses, and lots of food. The proceeds from the Parade and the Festival were donated to the Sequoia Park Bathroom project.
The Festival however identified that Carson Park was in dire need of help. Topping the list was the fact that the park no longer had functioning, let alone ADA-accessible restrooms. The remainder of the facility was well-worn and in need of rehabilitation and upgrades, so it was at this point that Old Town Rotary jumped into action.
While the primary improvement that Old Town Rotary identified was to develop a restroom facility, a number of other less expensive improvement projects were identified and have been accomplished by Old Town Rotary, with assistance from Southwest Rotary and Rotary District 5130 include:
Our primary focus at this time is the construction and completion of the new restroom building.
This step was associated with the development and distribution of a Community Survey. Via the survey, the Community was able to provide insight on improvements that they would like to see within Carson Park
Over time, a number of phases and associated stakeholders were identified and included:
Park Building & Event Area- Rotary
Field Area- Benefactor/Public
Playground- Public Groups
With help from the City and input from both the Community Survey and the Stakeholder group, a Conceptual Plan has been developed.
As the plan involves significant improvements within the distinct areas of the Park, the project has been broken into a number of different phases, with stakeholders assuming responsibility for each
Old Town Rotary, in partnership with the Southwest and Eureka Rotary Clubs, have committed to the development of the Restroom
As the larger project continues to develop momentum, so does Rotary's effort to raise funds and solicit donations to build the new ADA Restroom Building
If you have an interest in helping more, please contact Old Town Rotary!
Designed after the Historical Carson Lodge to which the restroom will reside next to
Dedicated Women's & Men's multi-stall restrooms
Construction of the new ADA Restrooms began in the fall of 2023. The College of the Redwoods Building Technology Program is providing the labor to build and wire the building at "no cost" to the community.
A majority of the building materials are being provided by "Community Partners".
OTR is proud to announce that we are proud to have Shafer's Ace Hardware as a Premier Partner. Shafer's is donating a majority of the Building Materials for the Restroom
CR Construction Technology Program