Idyllwild Town Restrooms Completed and Opening to the Public on Monday
December 15, 2023
IDYLLWILD – The Idyllwild Restroom Facility, a permanent restroom facility in Idyllwild’s downtown, has been completed and will be opened to the public on Monday, December 18.
The county-built, ADA accessible, facility is a benefit to the community, providing a much-needed service for visitors and residents and supporting local businesses, filling a need in one of Riverside County’s top tourism areas.
The project has been 20-plus years in the making, officially approved during Supervisor Chuck Washington’s leadership and carried to the finish line by Supervisor V. Manuel Perez.
“This is a great development for a town like Idyllwild that has a long history of tourism and it will support all the local businesses and be helpful for the community as a whole,” said Supervisor Perez. “Thank you to Supervisor Washington for his work on this over many years. And I thank the county team and the community of Idyllwild-Pine Cove on our first year representing the community, with these new restrooms, roads paved, and major work on the policy front, and I look forward to working on new efforts in the year ahead.”
The Idyllwild Restroom is located at 54321 N Circle Drive in Idyllwild. It will be open seven days per week.
Construction of the Idyllwild Restroom Facility was funded with $580,570 in federal American Rescue Plan Act funding allocated by Supervisor Washington and the Riverside County Board of Supervisors for tourism and economic recovery. The construction contractor was Reed Family Enterprises, Inc. The project was led by the Riverside County Office of Economic Development, County Service Area division.
Riverside County has entered into a maintenance contract for the restrooms with a local vendor, Idyllwild Professional Cleaning, which will maintain the facility seven days a week. Supervisor Perez will seek county budget funding to cover the costs of maintenance of the restrooms.
County staff would like to thank Mr. Shane Stewart for his role in siting the facility. The county has entered into a 49-year ground lease with his local company at $1 per year to provide this facility to the public and in a central part of the community.
While this facility was being built, Supervisor Perez worked with county departments to get temporary restrooms in place in the interim. Supervisor Perez thanks the management of The Fort, the Riverside County Office of Economic Development and Riverside County Department of Environmental Health who all helped arrive to a solution and funding to address the need for temporary restrooms for the community.
Having these permanent restrooms in place and newly repaved roads will enhance the community for residents and experience for visitors as they come up to Idyllwild during the holidays and throughout the year.
Supervisor V. Manuel Perez represents the Fourth Supervisorial District on the Riverside County Board of Supervisors. The largest district in the county by geography, the 4th District covers eastern Riverside County, from Whitewater, stretching across the entire Coachella Valley south to the Salton Sea, up Highway 74 to Idyllwild and the mountain communities, and heading east of the Coachella Valley to Blythe and the Colorado River.
Supervisor Perez’s office hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.