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TTF to reveal preliminary design for Festival Beach restroom by Jobe Corral Architects

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Second public input opportunity for new restroom Aug. 22

AUSTIN (Aug. 1, 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 present the preliminary design schematics at a public input opportunity for the new restroom on Wednesday, August 22 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Community Health Center of Austin and Travis County, 1111 E. Cesar Chavez St.

This will be the second community input opportunity for the new restroom, and members of the public are invited to attend and share their input on the preliminary design. Jobe Corral Architects will also provide a brief project overview and respond to questions about the design.

In addition, a digital survey will be issued for further input and those who are not able to attend the presentation. The survey will be available at directly following the public input opportunity the evening of Aug. 22, and will remain open until Friday, Aug. 31 at 11:59 p.m.

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. Jobe Corral Architects is a local women-owned architecture firm founded by Camille Urban Jobe, AIA, and Ada Corral, AIA.

Heidi Anderson, executive director of TTF, says: “A replacement restroom that preserves the spirit, culture, and identity of this special neighborhood park space is critical. We’re beyond thrilled for Jobe Corral Architects to present their preliminary design, and we know they’ll create a successful restroom that takes the entire community’s needs and thoughts into consideration and enhances the Trail’s natural beauty.”

The Trail Foundation went through the City’s stringent procurement process to select Jobe Corral as the architect for the Festival Beach restroom replacement. The project is 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.

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.

“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 preserve, 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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