Texas Safety Rest Areas feature a number of benefits designed to better serve travelers in Texas.

Each of the state's 80 Safety Rest Areas feature restrooms that are open 24 hours daily. Most rest areas have attendants on duty 24 hours a day. The remaining facilities have attendants on duty from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.

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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

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