Hold your nose, open the door and peer into the new public restrooms at the Western Colorado Botanical Gardens parking lot, and you’re in for a big, pleasant surprise.
The facility is brightly lit, remarkably clean, spacious, and warmed just enough in February to take the edge off toilet seat butt shock. All the stall doors are intact, have sturdy latches and, in a huge plus, the toilets are automatic flushers! No more being forced to look at the objectionable results of the last user’s (or should I say “loser’s”?) failure to flush.
The City also took a decidedly humane turn this time and installed sturdy plastic toilet seats, instead of the prison-style stainless steel toilets lacking seats they force women to endure in the horrible downtown public restrooms off Main Street.
Clearly, these are among the best public restrooms in the City. They demonstrate great respect and value for citizens.
So fear not, folks. If you need to “go” while down at Las Colonias Park or taking a stroll around Watson Island, go ahead and do it. Open the door without fear and enjoy your brand new public restrooms at the Western Colorado Botanical Gardens parking lot.
Thanks, City of Grand Junction!
P.S. I might suggest that if vagrants occupying the restrooms become a problem, that the City do the City of Boulder, CO to deter this problem: Install a sound system and play country western or other music at a decibel level just under the pain threshold.