FARMINGTON — It appears a restroom could be coming within the next year or so to relieve Legacy Parkway Trail users.
That possibility comes thanks to ratification by the Davis County Commission last week of a grant request to the Utah Department of Natural Resources State Parks Division.
The grant seeks $40,000 for construction of a restroom on the 500 South trailhead, said Scott Hess, county trails planner.
A $20,000 match will be paid by Davis County.
The cost of the restroom is far lower than it would be if the facility were connected to the sewer system, he said.
A letter of support for the grant from a resident who uses the trail was submitted with paperwork, Hess said.
“This is much needed. There are a lot of requests for this,” said County Commissioner Louenda Downs.
Users have raised the problem of a lack of restrooms along the 14-plus mile trail since the trail opened.
Money to fund the county’s portion of the construction will be taken from the 2014 fiscal year, which starts next January.
County Commissioner Bret Millburn raised a related trails issue:
“If people could be respectful with their dogs,” and take along a sack, he said, it would be better for others on the trail.
That goes not only for Legacy, but Bonneville Shoreline and other trails, the commissioner said.