Vandalized restroom at Fort Hunt Park reopens with limited facilities


Pavilion A at Fort Hunt Park

The National Park Service reopened the men’s restroom at Fort Hunt Park’s Pavilion A on Sept. 2 following an incident of vandalism that damaged plumbing fixtures and cubicle partitions. Pavilion A is the large picnic facility near the entrance to the park that serves as the location for the park’s summer concert series.

According to an Aug. 26 message from the Superintendent of the George Washington Memorial Parkway, the criminal activity took place sometime on or before Sunday, Aug. 21. The damage was so severe that the Park Service had to close the restroom and install portable toilets nearby.

A representative from the Park Service told On the MoVe that on an earlier occasion, a hand dryer had been torn from the restroom wall.

While the facility is now usable again, park officials said two of the three cubicles will remain without doors until the park can initiate repairs. The fixes may take some time, noted the superintendent, due to supply chain and acquisition timelines.

Park visitors who see suspicious activity can report it to the U.S. Park Police at 202/610-7505 (for non-emergencies) or 202/610-7500 (emergencies).

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