Romtec is working hard to complete two new buildings for the City of Martinez in California. Martinez is located northwest of the Bay Area and has purchased a number of Romtec restroom buildings over the past several years. The City of Martinez has shown a long-term commitment to parks improvements, and these two new projects continue to demonstrate its focus on offering fun outdoor resources for its residents. Romtec has already completed a restroom at Cappy Ricks Park, and a larger restroom is nearing completion at Hidden Valley Park.
Cappy Ricks Park
This park commemorates a former mayor of Martinez from 1940-1945, Clarence “Cappy” Ricks. The small, 1-acre park got a major renovation including this new restroom building. Other aspects of the renovation included resurfacing the basketball and tennis courts, building a new playground structure, and adding other new park amenities like tables and benches. The restroom building is a Romtec Sierra II ES model with an 8’ rear storage room. This model offers two, unisex restrooms and an ample storage room that provides access to the building’s utilities. Since this building is an ES model, it includes several “green” building considerations, such as the SIP roofing panels and high-efficiency toilets that use just 1.28 gallons-per-flush. The concrete block construction provides this building with security, durability, and significant cost savings.
Hidden Valley Park
This park received a lot of attention as part of a city funding initiative called Measure H, which also funded the Cappy Ricks project. The 16-acre park is getting a lot of new structures and amenities, including shade structures, tables & benches, and playground equipment and more. Not least among the improvements is this Romtec building, which is a custom Sierra III Mutli-User Restroom with a 6’8” central mechanical/storage room. As you can see, they building is currently under construction.
This drawing shows an elevation view of what the completed building will look like. It includes a large elevated gable that runs the length of the building with board and batten siding, vents, and windows. The drawing also shows a large roll up door for park maintenance vehicles so that they can be stored in the building along with additional maintenance supplies. The restroom portion of the building includes separate men’s and women’s facilities designed to meet ADA guidelines for accessibility.
The building at Hidden Valley Park is on schedule to be completed this spring, and we look forward to being able to share the finished product. These projects represent a great working relationship between Romtec and the City of Martinez because we are always working to help cities get the buildings they want for park improvements.