Come on folks. All this hating on the porta-potty is just cutting your nose off to spite your face. As BuddyCianci and GreatIdea say, really, what's the problem?
Am I the only one who needs to pee on the way home from downtown Ballard? Personally, I hate to have to tie up the dog at the library (the few hours it is open) or at QFC. Plus, I rarely shop at QFC, so it hardly seems fair to them.
Some things to think about...
Does QFC need to provide restrooms for park-goers? Which means..do their customers need to pay to provide me, a non-customer, with a bathroom? Don't your toddlers need to pee, and sometimes in a hurry? How about your skateboarding teens? SO what if a few homeless people use the bathroom? They gotta go too, and I bet the main use will be park-goers.
Just because a Human Services requested the porta-potty doesn't mean it's a bad thing for the park. Maybe, if things work out, the city could put in a small restroom similar to the one at Cascade park near REI. It's small, just one or 2 stalls for men/women, plus handwashing. It would be ideal, I'd think, on the East side of the park across from the church.