The Black Pot Beach Park bathroom and a couple trucks damaged during the April 14, 2018 flood. Photo by Léo Azambuja

The County Department of Parks and Recreation is announcing that construction for the Black Pot Beach Park comfort station is set to begin Thursday, Aug. 29 and last through the month of November, weather permitting, according to a county news release.

“We thank the public for your patience, as construction for this $1.6 million project is set to begin,” Mayor Derek Kawakami said. “Mahalo to the North Shore community for your engagement, input, and feedback on this project after the previous comfort station was destroyed by the April 2018 flood.”

Black Pot Beach Park, along with its comfort station, was heavily damaged during the unprecedented rain and flooding April 14, 2018. The beach park only reopened last month.

The project was designed, permitted, and will be constructed under an emergency proclamation requested by the County of Kaua‘i’s Department of Public Works Building Division.

Yamasato Higa Architecture and Planning, Inc. is the project’s architect, while Shioi Construction is the project’s contractor.

Anyone with questions may contact Doug Haigh at 241-4849 or