Buncombe County Parks such as Lake Julian have not been in full operation because of the COVID-19 pandemic, and that impacted when bathrooms were open. In this file photo, Finn Hilgeman, 2, and his dad, Spencer, toss feed to a pair of geese at Lake Julian Park on Jan. 30, 2020. (Photo: ANGELI WRIGHT/ASHEVILLE CITIZEN TIMES)
Today’s batch of burning questions, my smart-aleck answers and the real deal:
Question: With Buncombe County’s parks, the bathrooms still haven’t reopened. Why is that?
My answer: Hey, I’m sure all the little tykes “holding it” till they get home have not used any alternate “facilities.”
Real answer: Lillian Govus, director of communications and public engagement with Buncombe County, answered this one.
“We open most restroom facilities only when those facilities are under full operation (i.e. pools, sports facilities, etc),” Govus said. “With COVID-related closures, we obviously were not at full