Restrooms at a Brunswick County park are taking a plunge in sanitation

Reported by Kristy Ondo - bio|email
Posted by Debra Worley - email

BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WECT) - People who visit a local park along the Cape Fear River say the view is great, until you head into the public restrooms.

Though most park bathrooms aren't as sanitary as the Taj Mahal, there are varying degrees of dirty.

Visitors say the bathrooms of Brunswick River Park off Highway 133 in Belville have crossed the line.

Wayne and Janet Adams of Virginia were visiting their grandchildren and took them to the park.

"I thought it was a very nice park and the children had not been here before," said Janet.  "When we drove up I noticed there was a bathroom and I thought that was nice.  My granddaughter said, 'Gigi I have to go potty,' so we came down and when we walked in we were rather shocked. She said, 'There's no way I'm using this bathroom.'"

There was extreme filth around the commode in the women's restroom, and in the men's room only one stall was free.  Wasps nests and loose electrical wiring hung from the walls.  Needless to say, there was no soap to wash your hands from the germs.

"I think it just really needs to be repaired and just fixed up," said Janet.

The county-owned park is directly across from Belville Elementary school.  With kids stopping by to play and use the facilities is just another reason for the bathroom to have a sanitary overhaul.

Director of Brunswick County Parks, Jim Pryor, plans to check into the issues and get the restrooms cleaned up.