The new permanent toilet at Ballard Commons Park is almost ready for business.
The pricey Portland Loo cost the city $550,000, and has been in the works for awhile now — it was backordered earlier this summer, which delayed its installation.
The loo is being installed 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.
The loo should be open by the end of September, according to Seattle Parks.