As a mother raising three kids in the age of technology, I make sure to ensure my children are getting plenty of time outdoors away from the screens of their electronic devices. We all enjoy camping, as well as heading out into our community to find new things to do. We visit the ice skating rink, a pottery studio, and the local swimming pool fairly often, but the place we frequent most has got to be the community’s playground. Unlike other playgrounds with only basic equipment, our playground was actually built as a large community project years ago, built by volunteers in the community working together for a common cause. It was professionally designed with a fantasy castle theme, and it’s simply gorgeous. However, I’ve noticed is that the public restrooms are not well taken care of. One of the biggest issues it faces, aside from graffiti artists tagging the walls, is that its air quality is absolutely horrendous. My eldest daughter once complained that she has to hold her breath in the bathroom there, and I can’t blame her. The building does not have air conditioning, so on hot days it gets sweltering in there, which makes the typical public bathroom odors so much worse. I believe that the building needs an HVAC system installed in order to provide cooling to the bathrooms, as well as an air purification system to help ensure the air is clean. We should be raising the standards of public amenities everywhere, not settling for such poor conditions. I fully intend to raise my concerns over the playground’s bathroom’s air quality during the next city council meeting, and hope to do my part to make a change for the better for the sake of my children and everyone else’s.