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New washroom facility for Revelstoke

The new washroom facility is located in Woodenhead Park
Ribbon cutting ceremony for new washroom facility at Woodenhead Park (City of Revelstoke)

A new washroom has opened in Revelstoke.

The city explained the new facility opened on Friday, May 17, at Woodenhead Park. The washroom facility was needed due to increased demand in the area.

In 2023, Steve Black the director of engineering recommended a permanent washroom facility, and that it be funded with a Tourism Dependent Communities grant from the Ministry of Tourism, Arts, Culture & Sport, and Resort Municipality Initiative Funds.

The facility is located at Woodenhead Park, near Highway 1 and the Victoria Road entrance to Revelstoke.

“The iconic woodenhead sculpture was created back in the 1930s by a local resident, Mr. Peter Fuoco. When he wasn’t working on the Big Bend Highway Project, Peter used a double-bitted axe and some chisels to create a wooden-sculpted piece of artwork. Once he was finished, Government Officials were so impressed by his creation that they took the finished sculpture to the highway as one of the first road safety warnings in B.C. The sign advised speeding motorists ‘not to be a Woodenhead’ and to slow down,” read a press release on the history of Woodenhead Park.

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