A recent “06880” post on beach
stuff junk left in the Compo bathhouses brought a flood of comments — less about Westporters’ tendency to not clean up after themselves, than about the aging bathhouses themselves.
It also brought a note from Debbie Parnon. As chairman of Darien’s Weed Beach Building Committee, she recently oversaw the renovation of a bathhouse in 06820.
“We replaced an outdated, dirty old bathhouse with an amazing building that reflects how much we value our beach,” she says.
The project included construction of a new paddle warming structure, and an outdoor fire pit for the public to use when renting the building.
The budget was $3.3 million. The final cost: $3.1 million — $200,000 under budget.
“Would love to see Westport enhance the Compo Beach facility,” Debbie says.
So would many others.