The Portland Loo could be coming to Riverside Park.
City facilities and business operations manager Jeff Putnam said Tuesday he has looked into options for a gender-neutral washroom for the park that is also safe from a police perspective.
The order to explore a gender-neutral washroom for handicapped people and their caregivers came from the co-ordinated enforcement task force earlier this year.
But police had concerns about a washroom that could be locked and would create a space where illicit activities could occur in the park.
Putnam said the Portland Loo seems to be the best way to solve all the problems.
It's a fully serviced washroom made of steel that has grates on the bottom and top so that some view of the goings-on inside can be had without violating privacy.
But the potential park potty is pricey.
Initially, he thought two gender-neutral washrooms could be created in Riverside Park for $40,000. But one Portland Loo is three times that amount, costing $120,000.
Putnam said the washroom options will be presented to council in the near future.