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Trail Foundation announces Jobe Corral Architects for Festival Beach restroom replacement project

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First public input opportunity for new restroom May 16

AUSTIN (May 9, 2018)— Sometimes nature calls while Trail users are outside enjoying nature, and The Trail Foundation’s award winning locally designed restrooms help them answer that call. TTF’s latest restroom project will replace an existing inadequate lavatory at Festival Beach, east of I-35. Jobe Corral Architects will design the new restroom, and the first public input opportunity will be held May 16 from 6- 7 p.m. at the Austin Public Library- Terrazas Branch, 1105 E. Cesar Chavez St.

The Festival Beach restroom, which was identified for replacement in the Holly Shores Master Plan, is one of the 15 projects The Trail Foundation announced earlier this year in honor of its 15th anniversary. 

The Trail Foundation went through the City’s stringent procurement process to select Jobe Corral as the architect for the Festival Beach restroom replacement. Jobe Corral Architects is a local women-owned architecture firm founded by Camille Urban Jobe, AIA, and Ada Corral, AIA.

The initial community input opportunity will take place during the East Cesar Chavez Neighborhood Meeting, and members of the public are invited to attend and share their ideas about the replacement of the existing Festival Beach restroom facility. Jobe Corral Architects will provide a brief project overview and respond to questions regarding the project. A digital survey will also be issued for additional input and those who are not able to attend the meeting.

The Festival Beach restroom replacement project is already 100 percent funded through a City of Austin bond that was earmarked for The Trail Foundation by the Parks and Recreation Department in support of its ongoing partnership with the nonprofit.

Heidi Anderson, executive director of TTF, says: “The selection of an architect that is sensitive to the depth of history and cultural identity of this special park space was critical. We’re thrilled Jobe Corral Architects was chosen for this exciting new restroom, and we know they’ll create a successful design that takes the entire community’s needs and thoughts into consideration and enhances the Trail’s natural beauty.”

Once completed, the new Festival Beach restroom will join the ranks of The Trail Foundation’s various other critically acclaimed restrooms, including the Miro Rivera Restroom near Rainey Street (2007), the Heron Creek Restrooms just west of Lamar Blvd. (2015), and the Johnson Creek Restrooms near Mopac (2013).

“The Trail Foundation hopes to break ground at the beginning of next year, barring any delays in the permitting process,” Anderson says.

Regular project updates will be provided on TTF’s website and social media. For more information, visit


About The Trail Foundation

Celebrating its 15th anniversary this year, The Trail Foundation’s mission is to protect, enhance, and connect the Butler Hike-and-Bike-Trail at Lady Bird Lake for the benefit of all. The Butler Trail is the 10-mile lush, urban path in the heart of Austin that gets more than 2.6 million visits every year. Since its founding, The Trail Foundation has achieved restoration and beautification projects to the Trail’s infrastructure and environment, while honoring the original vision of the Trail’s founders and ensuring its vibrancy for generations to come. #TTFturns15



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