Brooks County Safety Rest Area
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Brooks County Safety Rest Area

Texas safety rest areas feature many benefits for travelers in Texas.

Our 76 safety rest areas feature 24-hour restrooms. Most locations have attendants on duty 24 hours a day. Other locations have attendants on duty from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.

Brooks County

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Location

  • US 281, approximately 9 miles south of Falfurrias, southwest of Corpus Christi.
  • Latitude/longitude: 27.0942, -98.1464

Features

  • Two sets of men's and women's restrooms.
  • Picnic tables.
  • Drinking water.
  • Walking trail.
  • Handicap access.

Trivia

  • A featured stop on the Great Texas Coastal Birding Trail because of the year-round bird sighting opportunities.
  • The current facility opened in the year 1998, it was reconfigured with double sets of restrooms, enlarged parking, more picnic arbors, and walking trails.
  • Located in South Texas near the border with Mexico, the reconstructed facility derives its design relevance from the merger of the region's history and its two cultures. The broken perimeter wall of the "park" recalls the early Texas ranch and mission compounds, and the centrally clustered public amenity buildings frame a large "public" opening, re-creating a village scale similar to early towns along the Rio Grande in South Texas.
  • The design has won several state and national honor awards, including - Honor Award from the American Institute of Architects (A.I.A.) 1999 - Honor Award from Texas Society of Architects, 1998 - Award from the Brick Industry Association, 2001 - Honor Award from the American Institute of Architects (A.I.A.), 1999 - Award from the Brick Industry Association, 2001.