Pier Park Restrooms Need an Upgrade

Toilet at Pier Park
"Tin Palace" toilet at Pier Park.

The current – virtually open-air – Pier Park restrooms are unsafe, unsanitary, inaccessible for handicapped folks and rusting. In the images below we will compare our restroom facilities with those at Gabriel Park, Laurelhurst Park and Mt. Tabor Park – all Portland Parks and Recreation facilities.

On July 8, 2015 Friends of Pier Park will speak with City Council to remind our elected officials about Pier Park and to give them the signed petitions asking for new restroom facilities. Please join us in the City Hall gallery. Friends of Pier Park t-shirts will be available beginning at 9:00 a.m. for all supporters. Thank you for your support.

Exterior Restroom Examples for Gabriel, Laurelhurst, Mt. Tabor and Pier Parks:

Interior Restroom Examples for Gabriel, Laurelhurst, Mt. Tabor and Pier Parks.

Please join us July 8, 2015 at City Hall, 1221 SW 4th Ave., to support Friends of Pier Park as we testify before the City Counc!il. Arrive at 9:00 am to receive your very own Friends of Pier Park t-shirt

By Mary Ann Aschenbrenner

Mary Ann Aschenbrenner is President of Waterlink Web, a web development firm located in the St. Johns neighborhood of North Portland. An active neighborhood volunteer, Mary Ann served on the Friends of Pier Park board for over eight years and is the designer and administrator of this site.