Public | Civic Court Hill Park Public Restroom Iowa City, Iowa

Morning Star Studio contracted with the City of Iowa City to provide a prototype restroom structure that could be efficiently utilized multiple times in varying locations in parks throughout the city.

Restroom facilities are a frequent request from users of the City’s extensive trail system. It was determined that the most economical structure was one which would be constructed by a local labor force and with local materials.

Having cordinated successfully on previous projects, Morning Star Studio teamed with VSP Engineeirng to provide building design services for the project. The 180 SF concrete block structure will provide single-user restroom facilities for both women and men and meets current ADA requirements.

Morning Star Studio worked closely with city staff to provide a design that aligned with their maintenance activities and experiences with users. Details of the building were fine-tuned to provide a functional and durable end product.

Construction of the first prototype, pictured here, is located in Court Hill Park.