Vandalism Challenges in Payette's Public Parks Restrooms

Payette City Council is grappling with the issue of vandalism in public park restrooms. Currently, restrooms at Kiwanis Park and other parks remain locked even during daytime due to consistent vandalism. As a temporary solution, the city has deployed portable toilets, costing over $10,000 annually. Councilor Daniel Lopez highlighted the financial strain, suggesting the need for deterrents to prevent vandalism. Despite installing prison-grade toilets in Kiwanis Park, vandals continue to clog them with objects like water bottles, leading to labor-intensive maintenance. The council is considering security measures, including cameras, to curb the issue. Mayor Craig Jensen also pointed out similar vandalism challenges faced by nearby Ontario's parks.