City beach will get new showers
The City of Port Aransas is expected to soon finish replacing the outdoor public showers on the beach at Avenue G. The set-up will remain an outdoor facility and will have the same number of shower heads – six. But it also will include something that the old showers didn’t have: Two changing rooms.
Construction on the showers is expected to wrap up within about a week or so, according to Garrett Kypke, superintendent of T. Kypke Builder, the Port Aransas firm selected as the contractor on the project.
The new showers were built in accordance with accessibility requirements under the Americans with Disabilities Act, while the old facility was “not really” compliant with the act, according to Deputy City Manager Dave Parsons.
Folks using the showers will stand on a treated lumber floor raised about 18 inches off the ground.
Beach showers also are located at Beach Access Roads 1 and 1A. The city has budgeted $30,000 for rebuilding two sets of showers this year. The ones at beach Access Road 1A probably will be rebuilt next, Parsons said.
Money for the shower replacements comes from the city’s beach fund, which gets its money from sources including beach parking permit sales revenue and hotel-motel tax income, according to Darla Honea, the city’s finance director.
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