Breaking Ground on 37 Acres of Connected Green Space in Downtown Austin

The city of Austin is home to more than 300 parks, but there’s always room for more, especially when we’re talking about accessible green space in the highly urbanized and rapidly growing downtown area. Waller Creek is a one and a half mile riparian ecosystem that begins at Waterloo Park and travels south along the eastern edge of downtown Austin to converge with Lady Bird Lake.

In partnership with the City of Austin and thanks to a $15 million grant from the Moody Foundation–the largest amount for parks and public open space ever gifted in the city of Austin–Waller Creek Conservancy will break ground on Phase 1 of its revitalization project later this year, beginning with Waterloo Park.

Once complete, the Waller Creek District will feature pedestrian and bicycle paths that connect a chain of four distinct urban parks located along a restored and ecologically sustainable waterway. The one and a half mile stretch will also include an elevated promenade, Children’s Spring, Hill Country Garden, Wetland Terrace, Water Garden, and Moody Amphitheater at Waterloo Park.

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