The following is a Voice of the People reader opinion
I visited the Indiana Dunes State Park twice this last weekend. I
walked through the women's side of the so called "comfort station" and was
shocked at what I saw. It has only been open since Memorial Day weekend and
the conditions are so disgusting that I can't even write it down. The
toilets do not flush even though people have tried. There is toilet paper
all over the floor and water (?) is leaking out of the toilets and out of
the building. The smell is putrid.
is my understanding that Pavilion Partners built this view blocking building
one year ago without going through the proper federal rules and regulations.
They are now in the process of getting proper approval after the fact.
"comfort station" should not have been built and the old pavilion should not
have been gutted. The toilet facilities on the first floor were fine. Just
needed upgrading. So now we are approaching the 4th of July and hundreds of
beach goers will visit the best state park in the country (2015) only to
find a non-functioning and non-attended "comfort station" and five porta
potties or as they call them "vault toilets"
is a showcase year for Indiana with our bicentennial, 100 years of Indiana
State Parks, and 50 years of National Parks. Shame on the DNR and where are
you Pavilion Partners? Go there and fix it.