Toilet blocks in seven Leicester parks are set to be revamped.
The city council is considering spending nearly £140,000 on refurbishing the facilities in Abbey Park, Aylestone recreation ground, Humberstone Park, Knighton Park, Nelson Mandela Park, Spinney Hill Park and Western Park.
Many of the toilet blocks have been targeted by vandals, and some residents are reluctant to use them because of their unappealing appearance.
The work will see new toilets installed, new external doors and grab rails fitted to help people with limited mobility.
Ventilation will be improved, and all the sites will be repainted.
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Deputy city mayor Councillor Piara Singh Clair said: “We want our parks to be places where people enjoy spending their leisure time, so it’s really important that all the facilities on site are of a good standard.
“This investment in the toilet facilities in these parks is much-needed, and I’m sure the improvements will be appreciated by the hundreds of people who visit our parks every day.”
A decision on the proposals is due to be taken on Monday.
Work to refurbish the toilets could get underway in January 2021, with all seven facilities due to be completed by spring 2021.
Paul Maynard, who lives near Western Park, said improvements to the toilets were long overdue.
He said: “There’s only so much you can do with public toilets. Nobody expects a palace, but you want a certain standard.
“I suppose we should be happy that they’re not just locking up the doors because of the cost of running them.”