As towers continue to rise in downtown Austin, our neighborhood green spaces continue to grow alongside them. Local nonprofit organization Waterloo Greenway Conservancy is dedicated to restoring Waller Creek and creating a new vibrant urban park and trail system in partnership with the City of Austin.
The opening of Waterloo Park in August 2021 marked the completion of the organization’s first phase of its broader 35-acre Waterloo Greenway project that will soon stretch from 15th Street to Lady Bird Lake along a restored Waller Creek. This new green space will provide a new way for people to navigate the busy streets of downtown Austin by providing our community with a new series of parks and ADA Accessible hike-and-bike trails.
“Waterloo Park is an exciting addition to Austin’s treasured outdoor destinations, one that underscores our community’s love for nature, music, and the arts,” said Austin City Council Member Natasha Harper-Madison. “This park will connect our community not only to the rich history of the land, but to one another, while creating a safe, inclusive space that supports a more equitable Austin.”
The Waterloo Greenway plan prioritizes health, wellness, and play. That’s why the local nonprofit behind the project fills its newly energized green spaces with fun, open-to-all community events. People of all ages and abilities are invited to get moving and participate in various free health and wellness classes during Waterloo Greenway’s spring and fall programming seasons.
COMING UP: Join Waterloo Greenway for their annual Creek Show November 11-20! Stroll along Waller Creek from 9th Street to Waterloo Park and immerse yourself in a variety of illuminated art installations created by teams of visionary local artists, landscape architects, and designers. Plus, enjoy live music and family-friendly activities at Moody Amphitheater at Waterloo Park each night from 6pm – 10pm. Reserve your FREE tickets today at creekshow.com.