Celebration to be held for opening of Noe Valley public restroom


SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — The controversial public restroom installed last month in San Francisco’s Noe Valley neighborhood is getting “a blowout celebration of the opening of our world-renowned toilet.”

Dubbed “The Toilet Bowl,” the ceremony is scheduled for Sunday, April 21 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at 3861 24th St.

“It’s taken a lot longer than anyone would have hoped, but it is very much needed. Many thanks are due to Assemblymember Haney for finding the funding in the first place,” SF District 8 Supervisor Rafael Mandelman said in a statement about the public restroom’s opening.

District 8 includes the Noe Valley, Castro and Glen Park neighborhoods.

Signage was posted to promote Noe Valley’s “world-renowned” toilet opening on Sunday, April 21.

Mandelman will attend and speak at the event, his office told KRON4 via email. The event will take place a little over a month after the restroom arrived at the site on March 7.

The project was met with controversy when the initial price tag of the toilet was $1.7 million. Thanks to contributions from multiple companies, that price tag has been reduced to $300,000.

There will be a Toilet Tree ceremony and an ornament crafts table during the April 21 event. The celebration will also include activities such as yoga, face painting, live music and a “toilet bowl toss.”

According to the poster, the San Francisco Recreation & Parks, San Francisco Office of Economic & Workforce Development and San Francisco Public Library are among the event’s sponsors.

The public restroom is located between Sanchez and Vicksburg streets.

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