Visitors to Pepper Park, located on San Diego Bay near the Sweetwater Channel in National City, will soon have the convenience of a new, modern restroom. Construction will begin Wednesday, August 12 on the new facility which will incorporate current accessibility requirements and architecture that will complement the theme of the future National City Aquatic Center.
During construction, the existing restroom will remain open. That facility will eventually be taken down because it is in need of repairs. In addition, the City of National City needs the space the restroom currently occupies for the new aquatic center, which will begin construction in early 2010.
The new restroom will be about 800 square feet and include four stalls in both the male and female areas. It will feature split-faced masonry walls, a curved concrete roof and an aluminum shade trellis. A drinking fountain will be installed just outside the building.
Pepper Park, the public boat launching ramp and the fishing pier will not be affected by the construction and will remain open during the project’s duration. The cost of the new restroom is approximately $399,000. The restroom will be finished by May 2010.