Mankato park restrooms are expected to close by October 19 depending upon weather conditions. Closures will begin with neighborhood parks; restrooms at Riverfront Park, 309 W Rock St., and Kiwanis Recreation Area, 2301 US-169, remain open year-round.

Annual closures help save repair costs by preventing extensive damage that can occur if the restrooms are left open through the winter, such as frozen pipes. Restrooms are expected to re-open around April 15 next year.