1120 SW Fifth Avenue, Portland, OR 97204
Construction will begin on Monday, June 25, 2018 and will take approximately six weeks to complete. An area around the future Loo site will be fenced off for safety, but all other park activities will remain accessible, including the playground, splash pad, basketball courts, and the Lunch + Play summer program.
The splash pad will be closed for 1-2 days near the end of the project to allow delivery of the Loo by truck and crane. We will strive to give advance notice when we have date for this work.
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.
Winter 2016/17 - Spring 2017
Design and Public Involvement
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Winter 2017/18 - Spring 2018
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