The long-awaited, $550,000 toilet is finally being installed in Ballard Commons Park.
Seattle Parks is installing the permanent toilet, called the Portland Loo, because a public restroom is required within 100 feet of a water feature — in this case, the spray park.
The loo is designed to be graffiti-resistant, has angled slats that make it partially open-air, which is meant to discourage drug use. It has solar-powered lights, and an outdoor hand wash station.
Commons Park photo courtesy Brenda Reed | Loo photo courtesy Portland Loo