Parks projects might be ready for Lafayette Juneteenth holiday weekend

LAFAYETTE, Ind. — A pair of big projects through Lafayette Parks and Recreation are nearly complete after earlier weather and supply-chain delays, according to Monday afternoon’s Lafayette Parks and Recreation board meeting.

Back in September 2021, Jenk’s Rest was demolished to make room for the much-needed restroom building at Columbian Park. The new structure was originally projected to be completed by the end of 2021, but because of staffing and supply chain issues, that completion date has been moved a few times.

According to Jon Miner, director of operations for Lafayette Parks and Recreation, the new restroom building is looking to be “substantially complete” by Friday. The arrival and installation of partitions are the last major pieces of construction still to be finished.

“Whether … it’ll be available for use this weekend or not,” Miner said, “we don’t know. We’ll have to see. Hopefully the partitions arrive on time and they don’t have issues with installing . “.”

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