1120 SW Fifth Avenue, Portland, OR 97204
Project Update - April 2019
Parks Commissioner Nick Fish has approved additional System Development Charge funds for this project to allow for the installation of a Portland Loo (permanent restroom) as part of the improvements at Lynchview Park. The Loo will be located near the new playground, in a location that was previously planned to have a porta-potty. (The playground will be located along the eastern edge of Lynchview Park, near the park entries at SE 167th Avenue). View a map of the Loo location here.
In our outreach process during the design phase, we heard interest from many neighbors about having a restroom near the playground, and a Loo was rated as one of the top desired passive amenities.
Portland Loos have been installed in many Portland parks, including Waterfront Park, Gateway Discovery Park, Raymond Park, and Parklane Park. Made primarily of steel, they are a single-user restroom that is designed and manufactured in Portland to be ADA-accessible, safe, and graffiti-resistant. Port-a-potties do temporarily fill the need for a public restroom, but they are frequently targets of vandalism in neighborhood parks.
The Loo at Lynchview Park will be unlocked/locked daily and will be open on a seasonal basis (spring to fall). Here are some details about the Portland Loo’s features: portlandoregon.gov/parks/article/673319 and here: portlandoregon.gov/parks/59293
A new playground area, pathways, benches, irrigation improvements, and other park amenities will be added to Lynchview Park, thanks to funding from the Parks Replacement Bond and System Development Charges. Lynchview Park is located at SE 165th Avenue and SE Market Street.
Through a Project Advisory Committee and Community Open House events, the community will help guide the development of a concept plan for the layout of the park and the design of the playground.
Gary Datka, email@example.com, 503-823-5574
Public Involvement Coordinator
Maija Spencer, firstname.lastname@example.org, 503-823-5593
Project Advisory Committee Members
Andra Cassen, Yesenia Delgado, Brian Flores Garcia, Emily Garafalo, Jenny Glass, Jennifer Hopkins, Michone Moore, Madelyn Morris, Gayle Palmer, Ana Pineda, Amber Stadler.
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