Help improve park services with FOW’s Restroom Facilities Master Plan!

Current Projects // May 02, 2021

 

Help improve public services in Wissahickon Valley Park!

Friends of the Wissahickon (FOW) wants to know what you think about restrooms and other facilities in Wissahickon Valley Park! After years of increasing demand for facilities in the park, FOW is beginning the next stage of a long-term project to meet future needs for restroom access in the Wissahickon. (Quiere ver esta página en Español? Haga clíc aqui.)

Beginning in April, FOW will be counting the number of visitors in the Park at key park entrances, and starting in May, FOW is conducting a survey to better understand how many restrooms are needed and where best to put them. This study will help FOW plan projects over the next 10 years and secure needed funding for restrooms and operations staff in future years.

“Our goal is accessible, clean, and open park restrooms for every visitor when they visit the Wissahickon. This survey is the first step in understanding where the demand for restrooms is greatest and the resources we need to bring to the problem,” explains Ruffian Tittmann, FOW’s Executive Director.

The new survey takes less than 5 minutes to fill out, and those who do will be entered for a chance to win a swag bag of FOW gear if they complete it by August 15th, 2021. 

If you are interested in participating in the Master Planning process, please keep an eye out for information about our Public Meeting September 21st. To sign up for our e-news, click here!

Share your thoughts with FOW at fow.org/parksurvey – your answers will help improve restrooms in the Wissahickon!

FOW’s Master Restroom Plan

  • Project Consultant: NV5
  • Six existing facilities/structures will be evaluated for current operation, conditions, & potential adaptive reuse, if appropriate.
  • Trail counters installed April 2021 for 1 year of monitoring
  • In-park surveys through May – August 2021
  • Public meeting: September 21st
  • Demonstration project scheduled for 2022