Public Restroom Review: Western Colorado Botanical Gardens/Las Colonias Park

View when you walk in the door of the public restrooms at the Western Colorado Botanical Garden parking lot

View when you walk in the door of the public restrooms at the Western Colorado Botanical Garden parking lot

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 sinks in the facility

The sinks in the facility

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.

Handicap stall - spacious, clean, brightly lit and...automatically flushing toilets

Handicap stall – spacious, clean, brightly lit and…automatically flushing toilets

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.

It works.

Regular stall

Regular stall – enough room to turn around

6 comments for “Public Restroom Review: Western Colorado Botanical Gardens/Las Colonias Park

  1. American Patriot
    February 18, 2016 at 5:52 pm

    Holy Hale Bop. Here we are with the holiest of holies, no less than the Pope himself calling Donald Trump an infidel and all I’m reading about here is bathroom habits.

    Don’t you at least think you owe it to Bernie or barking Hillary to whack the Donald once or twice? Not so much eh? Well how about recognizing the enormous opportunity for atheists to make a point about the influence of religion in government?

    Now, I’m only an old, uneducated country boy, really just a simple Tea Party member, but it certainly appears to me that what we have here is a target rich environment. But as most of you have already pointed out, there’s something that is just wrong in my thinking. Right!!

    • Scott
      February 18, 2016 at 6:20 pm

      Trump has enough problems without atheists piling on.

      • American Patriot
        February 18, 2016 at 6:23 pm

        Alright Scott! I’ll put you down as a definite maybe.

  2. February 13, 2016 at 4:39 pm

    Nice and may they be kept like new for a very long period of time.

    True about Boulder-the music and sound level??

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