West Seattle weekend scene: Alki Beach restroom-replacement ‘open house’

If you were among the many people walking, running, riding, driving on Alki late this morning – you might have seen the signs for the Alki Beach restroom-replacement open house. Maybe you even stopped to find out more.

If you didn’t – Seattle Parks promises the graphics shown today will be online Monday. As we reported earlier this month, the project replacing the little brick “comfort station” at 57th/Alki is planned for next year. Restroom renovations geared toward accessibility are also planned elsewhere in the city, including Lincoln Park.

9 Replies to "West Seattle weekend scene: Alki Beach restroom-replacement 'open house'"

  • West Seattle Hipster March 30, 2019 (2:12 pm)

    What the …..?     Just build it, it is a restroom for gawd sakes!  Why goes through so much wasted time and taxpayer dollars to build a place to go to the bathroom?.And the term “comfort station” is laughable.    Just call them public toilets.

    • AliAlki March 30, 2019 (7:13 pm)

      OMG….YES thank you for this! 

  • Bob F Forrest March 30, 2019 (6:39 pm)

    Yeah, when I was a kid (60 years ago), there was a huge Alki “Bathing” facility that allowed a place to change and poop, free to everyone.  I don’t recall if it was officially “open” or if we just used it as a giant out-house but, at least, nobody had to poop on the street.  Unsanitary as it may have been, everybody was content.

  • anonymous3 March 30, 2019 (8:50 pm)

     This bathroom has this bathroom been out of service for a long time, yet it is critical to the masses who visit the beach each summer. Why the delay in fixing, refurbishing, rebuilding. Has Seattle Parks and Rec requested expedited permit. Let us see the paper trail of decision making process so we can hold those accountable for the delays and poor performance in fixing this critical infrastructure in timely manner. How embarrassing this situation is to local taxpayers and visitor to this metropolitan city. Get with it Seattle!!

    • WSB March 30, 2019 (9:26 pm)

      A member of our household used the restroom within the past week. When did you find it out of service?

  • Karen Crnich March 30, 2019 (10:20 pm)

    Its been old since I was a kid..its not rocket science..its a bathroom!!

    • Azimuth March 31, 2019 (7:44 am)

      Perhaps it is historically significant and they want to be sure. Oh the things that little building has seen! Just imagine all the famous seattlites that have used that facility. ;-)

  • Mj March 30, 2019 (10:43 pm)

    WSH is correct just build it and stop wasting resources with process.  For all the money spent on process the City could actually add restroom facilities not just replace existing functional, albeit old, ones.

  • Duwamesque March 31, 2019 (8:07 am)

    I can’t decide what’s more hilarious: Parks going through a “Seattle Process” style open house over a minor public restroom upgrade or the overreaction of residents to said upgrade.

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