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Portland Loo Open House and Lucas Spivey’s Mobile Incubator at Ballard Commons Park

Seattle Parks and Recreation(SPR) invites the community to come learn about a new project at Ballard Commons Park and visit Lucas Spivey’s Mobile Incubator. Please stop by the Open House from 11 3 p.m. on Saturday, November 17, 2018 at the park, 5701 22nd Ave NW and learn about the Portland Loo project.

The goal of the project is to install a restroom at the southeast corner of Ballard Commons Park. A Portland Loo has been selected as the new restroom for this site. A Portland Loo is a unique, patented outdoor bathroom that is easy to clean and maintain. After extensive community outreach in 2015, access to a convenient public restroom facility was determined to be critical for the economic wellbeing and livability of the business district and central Ballard neighborhood. Additionally, in order to continue to have a water feature at Ballard Commons Park, SPR must comply with public health regulations to have a restroom available to park users. The restroom will be installed during the summer of 2019.

Also, at Ballard Commons Park on Nov. 16 through Nov. 18 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. is the Mobile Incubator funded by the Arts in Parks program, an initiative of Seattle Parks and Recreation and the Office of Arts and Culture. The Mobile Incubator is a mobile office where artists, designers, performers, writers and other cultural entrepreneurs can come to seek free business advice for their creative ventures. This is free and open to all.

For questions about the project contact CJ de Leon at or 206-684-8568 or visit