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Stinky Situation: Frustrated Skaters Want Restroom Installed at Popular San Francisco Park

The request comes after skaters who visit the park have to deal with the smell left behind from people urinating in the area.

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    San Francisco residents are urging the city to install a restroom at a popular skate park in the city's South of Market Neighborhood. Jean Elle reports. (Published Wednesday, March 16, 2016)

    San Francisco residents are urging the city to install a restroom at a popular skate park in the city's South of Market Neighborhood.

    The request comes after skaters who visit the park have to deal with the smell left behind from people urinating in the area. No access to a restroom is ruining the experience for many who flock to the popular SoMa West Skate Park.

    "There's nowhere to use the restroom," said 10-year-old skateboarder Kia Dogan. "You don't want to leave to just go to the restroom."

    Some leave, but most do not go too far.

    "Most people go behind that triangle. It's our community designated bathroom," skater Asher J. Bell said.

    Fed up with the stinky skating, Travis Knapp-Prasek posted a video on Change.org that shows him scrubbing the pavement. He is asking skaters sign his petition requesting City Hall install a restroom.

    In the meantime, skaters are working around not having access to a nearby restroom.

    "This is a sport where you need water constantly," Bell said. "I go before or I'm running home to go."

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