When Echo Park Lake reopened last summer, the public was treated to a sparkling and cleaned up lake, newly landscaped grounds and a renovated boat house. One thing that remained untouched, however, were the public restrooms, which are housed in two separate buildings on the north and east sides of the park. While the buildings look fine from the outside, the restrooms inside, like any other public restrooms, have their problems with odors and maintenance that have even been mentioned in Yelp! reviews. But it now appears those restrooms will get spruced up after the City Council committee that deals with parks approved transferring more than $103,000 for what’s called the Echo Park Lake Restroom Renovation project.
What will that $103,000 pay for? Waterless urinals? Baby changing tables? A large supply of those pine-tree shaped car fresheners? It’s not clear from online records how that money will be used, only that the renovation project is scheduled to be completed by the end of this year. The Eastsider has contacted the city’s Recreation and Parks Department for more info. Until then, hold your breath.