We did it! RPD has agreed to provide porta-potties at Dolores Park for the summer!
No more ridiculously long line requiring you to hold it till it hurts — or peeing under the bridge or in a driveway, though I’m sure none of you have ever done those unseemly things.
On non-event weekends (event producers are required to provide portable toilets), RPD will provide five portable toilets and a hand washing station.
We’re pushing for eight toilets, but we’re happy with these for the moment. The toilets will be placed along Dolores Street between 18th and 20th.
We’d like to thank those of you that signed our petition! We couldn’t have done it without you. We’d also like to give a big shout out to Supervisor Dufty and Bob Palacio with RPD for hearing our cry and finding money in the budget to give us a respectable place to relieve ourselves in a timely manner.
Now, for the love of all that is holy, please please please keep ‘em clean and use them – not driveways, park trees or under the bridge. If the porta-potties aren’t used or respected, they will be taken away. If there are any issues with them, please let us know.
Now, everyone stand as we do the i-have-to-pee-but-i-don’t-have-to-wait-forever happy dance.
Weekends when they will be present: May 29, 20, 31; June 5, 6; July 10, 11, 17, 18, 31; August 1, 14, 15, 21, 22; September 11, 12, 25, 26; and October 9, 10, 16, 17.
Because you may not know it unless we told you, this outcome is a result of advocacy work done by a new organization with the singular mission of improving and preserving the (tangible and intangible) beauty of Dolores Park — Dolores Park Works.
If you are happy with this result, please consider making a donation. How much? Well, here’s an equation to help: (the $ amount you would be willing to pay to have a place to pee and not wait in line forever) X (the number of times you pee each time to go to the park) x (number of times you go to the park each year) = $XX (or whatever you feel like giving).
Also, get involved! We’re doing a clean up of the park this Sunday. It’s fun. There’s food. You feel good. The park looks great. We also need volunteers to help with general organizational needs: marketing, communications, tech support, website development and maintenance, volunteer recruitment, clean ups, advocacy. If you’re interested, email us at volunteer at doloresparkworks dot org.
Dolores Park Works, but it doesn’t work without you.