Walsh Boat Landing Restroom Renovation is now complete and opened to the public. The improved restrooms are now ADA compliant with new baby changing stations, new drinking fountain, new plumbing fixtures and low voltage lighting. District 10

Update

Construction is now complete, and the restroom is open as of November 1st, 2022. 

Front of renovated restroom building

Interior of Walsh Boat Landing Restroom

Background

The Walsh Boat Landing is situated on Lake Austin and serves the community as a public boat ramp. Located at 1600 Scenic Drive near Enfield Drive, the existing park restroom was built in 1968 to service the surrounding park.

Project Description

The restroom configuration did not comply with several ADA requirements that allow use by persons with disabilities. All fixtures, lighting, and mechanics within the existing restroom were not up to current standards and reached the end of their usable life. The renovation to the restrooms includes (2) ADA accessible, gender-specific restrooms. Both restrooms provide a single toilet inside a private lockable partition, a new baby changing table, and a new lavatory sink. Interior upgrades include new accessible grab bars, mirrors, and energy-efficient LED lighting with occupancy sensors. Exterior upgrades include new LED sconce light replacements and a new accessible drinking fountain.  

Image of existing restroom, side view

Anticipated Schedule

  • January 2021: Start of the design phase for renovation drawings (complete)
  • June 2021: 100% construction drawings (complete)
  • Summer/Fall 2021: Permit submittal and bid phase (complete)
  • Spring/Summer 2022: Project construction (ongoing)
  • Fall 2022: Construction complete

As in any construction project, schedules are projected as accurately as possible, but all dates are subject to change due to the nature of construction and weather.

Funding

Project design and construction are funded by 2018 bonds.

Contact

PARD Project Coordinator: James Wheeler, james.wheeler@austintexas.gov