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Safety Rest Areas: Donley County Northbound

(New facility opened November 2003)
Donley County Southbound is the partner for Donley County Northbound
2 sets of Men's and Women's Restrooms Drinking Water Family/Assisted Restroom Handicap Access Interpretive Displays Picnic Tables Storm Shelter

Image Gallery

The stylized locomotive in the foreground serving as restrooms and a picnic arbor
Design of the new facility as envisioned by a local school student
View of the lobby with interpretive display kiosks
The stylized locomotive water tank actually collects rain water from roofs and run-offs for conservation purpose
spacer The new Donley County Safety Rest Areas on US-287
The new Donley County Safety Rest Areas on US-287
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Location

  • US 287 - Northbound, 4 miles east of Hedley
  • Latitude = 34.8269 Longitude = -100.6101

Features

  • 2 sets of Men's and Women's Restrooms
  • Interpretive Displays
  • Air-conditioned lobby and restrooms
  • Picnic Tables
  • Diaper Changing stations
  • Playground
  • Drinking Water
  • Separate Truck and Passenger Parking
  • Family/Assisted Restroom
  • Storm Shelter
  • Handicap Access

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    Miscellaneous

    • New facility opened in November 2003
    • The railroad design theme reflects nearby Hedley's historic role as a "railroad hamlet" where cattle were loaded onto rail cars for transportation to distant markets
    • Interpretive display kiosks in lobby area with public wireless internet access "Hot Spot"
    • Water from roofs and run-offs is collected and recycled for irrigation