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Gender-Neutral Washrooms in Grand Beach Part of $10M in Upgrades to Parks

May 18, 2019 9:01 AM | News

Grand Beach Washrooms

New gender-neutral washrooms and showers have been installed in the Grand Beach campground. (@MIN_SQUIRES / TWITTER)

The Manitoba government is spending nearly $10 million on provincial park improvements, including gender-neutral showers and washrooms at the Grand Beach campground.

“Our provincial parks are popular travel destinations, and we want to ensure Manitoba families and visitors enjoy their experience for many generations to come,” said Sustainable Development Minister Rochelle Squires.

Squires said the government’s investments to parks stretch across the province, including accessibility improvements, upgrades to park offices, shower facilities and other infrastructure and amenities.

In Winnipeg Beach, new pedestrian scale lighting will be installed along the seawall promenade, which was heavily damaged by flooding in 2015. The $325,000 project is scheduled for completion by this summer.

Over in Asessippi and Spruce Woods provincial parks, new campground offices will welcome visitors this season. The budget for each new facility was estimated at approximately $490,000, and tout water- and energy-saving technologies, LED and dark sky preserve lighting fixtures, heat recovery ventilator systems and ceiling fans for maintaining air quality.