Monday, February 4, 2013

Laurelhurst Park

4554 NE 41st

I didn't think I'd ever post about a park bathroom, because for the most part, they're pretty terrible. I see a lot of them, because my preferred form of exercise is long walks. In a good week, I get in about 40 miles. I have to stop by park bathrooms a lot. The first one I noticed that was actually nice is at Seward Park, and I've been meaning to take some pictures there, but the one at Laurelhurst Park is the nicest one I've seen so far and the first one that made me think, I gotta post this.


I was really surprised to find two single-occupancy bathrooms in the bottom of a building there. Unheard of!

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Sure, it's a little grim inside, but consider the category. Being able to lock the door--hell, even having a door!--is quite luxurious.


When you exit, you're treated to a sweeping view, and just off to the right is a nice fire pit.

There is one problem, though. It's a problem with all park bathrooms, actually. There just doesn't seem to be any rhyme or reason to their schedule. I took these pictures on a Friday, but when I came back on the following Sunday, they were locked. Isn't Sunday a day that more people would probably visit? I just kept walking and found the weird, giant portapotty at Magnusson Park. At least at Green Lake, there are several, and about half seem to always be open, but it sucks when the only one is locked.