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Safety Rest Areas: Kenedy County

(Reconstructed facility opened 2001)
2 sets of Men's and Women's Restrooms Drinking Water Family/Assisted Restroom Handicap Access Picnic Tables

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The tree-like roofing structure of a picnic arbor seems to rhyme with the existing live oak trees
A circular medallion atop a column features a local cattle brand among others
A tile mural decorates a "banquette" (bench) inside a restroom
View of entrance plaza at dusk
spacer View of Kenedy County Safety Rest Area
View of Kenedy County Safety Rest Area


  • US 77, about 20 miles south of Kingsville, located in the median serving traffic both directions
  • Latitude = 27.1335 Longitude = -97.7928


  • 2 sets of Men's and Women's Restrooms
  • Family/Assisted Restroom
  • Diaper Changing stations
  • Handicap Access
  • Drinking Water

  • Picnic Tables



    • Reconstructed facility completed and opened in 2001 on existing site - Received Honor Award from the Texas Society of Architects 2002
    • The site's live oak trees, usually held low by the coastal winds, set the tone for the new design with tree-like metal roofing canopy and details best viewed from below
    • The linear facility aligns its length to an existing tree arcade to create a state of undisrupted continuity
    • Kenedy County was named after the local Kenedy family that founded King Ranch in 1847 which was the largest ranch in the area