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Size: 11,000 sq ft (3,700 sq ft of street course and 7,300 sq ft of transition) - Transition: 20-ft diameter full-pipe with a mouse hole in the side. Connects an 11½-ft-deep bowl with a 9½- ft-deep bowl. Has additional 6-ft and 3½-ft-deep bowls. - Street Course: granite hubbas, 7-stair, handrails, ledges, and banks. - Entrance: 10-ft-wide, 200-ft-long curvilinear skateable entry with ledges and banks. Entitled Walkwave by artist Adam Kuby.
Pier Park Loo Project
Thanks to funding from the Parks Replacement Bond, a new Portland Loo was installed to replace Restroom A (also known as the "Tin Shed") at Pier Park. Pier Park is located at N Bruce Avenue and Lombard Street. The project also included a new drinking fountain and new ADA accessible pathways to improve access to the Loo and informational kiosks.
Why install a Loo?
Portland Loos have been installed in many Portland parks, including Waterfront Park, the North and South Park Blocks, Gateway Discovery Park, Parklane Park, Raymond Park, and Wilkes 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. 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 Pier 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 2017/18 - Summer 2018: Design
- Summer 2018 - Fall 2018: Permitting
- Fall 2018 - Winter 2018/19: Bidding
- January 24, 2019 - Summer 2019: Construction
The park was named for Stanhope S. Pier, who served as a Portland city commissioner in the late 1920s and as acting mayor in 1931. In 1930, Commissioner Pier proposed several improvements, including a pool in Albina, the expansion of Mt Scott and Lents Parks, and the development of Pier Park in the style of Laurelhurst, then considered the most beautiful park in the city.
- Street parking
- Paved pathway with a moderate slope
- 800 feet to play area
- Ramp into the play area
- Engineered mulch
- Rubberized surface for spinning buckets
- Sensory play elements
- Rope climbing structure
- Accessible restroom
- Accessible picnic tables
- Accessible splash pad
- Picnic site