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The City of Portland, Oregon

Portland Parks & Recreation

Healthy Parks, Healthy Portland

Phone: 503-823-7529

1120 SW Fifth Avenue, Portland, OR 97204

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1120 SW Fifth Ave., Suite 1302
Portland, Oregon 97204

503-823-PLAY (7529)

Maija Spencer, Public Involvement Coordinator

503-823-5593

Jill Hutchinson , Project Manager

971-940-5733

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Raymond Park

  • Playground and Splash Pad at Raymond Park

  • Current Portable Toilet Location in Raymond Park

photo of Loo

PROJECT OVERVIEW

Thanks to funding from the voter-approved Parks Replacement Bond, funds are available to install a Portland Loo (permanent restroom) to replace the portable toilet at Raymond Park. The Loo will be installed near the splash pad and playground (Option A on map).

Raymond Park is located at SE 118th Avenue and Raymond Street. This park offers a wide range of activities, including a playground, splash pad, basketball court, and hosts a free summer lunch and play program for neighborhood children.


WHY INSTALL A LOO?

Portland Loos have already been installed in many Portland parks, including Waterfront Park, the South Park Blocks, the North Park Blocks, Khunamokwst Park, Wilkes Park, and Parklane Park. Made primarily of steel, they are a single-user restroom that is designed and manufactured in Portland to be safe, secure, and graffiti-resistant. Read more about their design and features here. Port-a-potties do temporarily fill the need for a public restroom, but they are frequently targets of vandalism in neighborhood parks.

While most of the downtown Loos are open 24 / 7, Loos in neighborhood parks such as Raymond Park can be locked and open only during park hours. When open for use, they are typically unlocked every morning by Parks maintenance staff, cleaned and stocked, and locked in the evenings.


PROJECT SCHEDULE

Winter 2016/17 - Spring 2017
Design and Public Involvement

Summer 2017 - Fall 2017
Construction Documents

Winter 2017/18 - Spring 2018
Permitting and Bidding

Summer 2018 - Fall 2018
Construction


Public Involvement Coordinator
Maija Spencer, maija.spencer@portlandoregon.gov,
(503) 823-5593

Project Manager
Jill Hutchinson, jill.hutchinson@portlandoregon.gov, (971) 940-5733


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