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Discover the Latest Construction Progress at Waterloo Park

In the coming weeks, even more lush grass will be making its way onto the lower lawn that meets the Moody Amphitheater stage. As hundreds of plants continue to settle into their new home, imaginative play structures are being installed in the Kitty King Powell Lawn, nestled between Waterloo Park’s Great Lawn and Hill Country Garden. Urban landscape architecture firm dwg. has as […]

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Putting the Green in Waterloo Greenway

This week, nearly 38,000 square feet of fresh grass is being spread out and packed onto Waterloo Park’s Great Lawn! Before the lush sod is installed, the landscape is thoroughly leveled and fertilized to create a perfect environment for grass to grow.

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Hillside Stone Slide Lands in Waterloo Park

This week, Waterloo Park welcomed the first of several playscape features! Take a look at this beautiful custom slide manufactured in Frasdorf, Germany by Richter Spielgeräte GmbH in coordination with our world-class landscape architects Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates. Each twist and turn was CNC cut from granite and carefully delivered to Austin. The special feature […]

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Final Live Oak Transplant Relocated From UT Campus

On August 1, Waterloo Greenway relocated a 16” Live Oak tree to its new home at Waterloo Park in downtown Austin. The tree was moved from its original home at the University of Texas at MLK and Red River to the west side of Waterloo Park along Trinity. This live oak is the last of […]

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Heritage Live Oak Gets a New Home at Waterloo Park

Today, Waterloo Greenway relocated a nearly 150-year-old Live Oak tree to its new home at Waterloo Park in downtown Austin. Although a significant move logistically, the tree didn’t travel far, as it came just ½ a block from its original location at the site of the offices of the Austin Symphony Orchestra at 1101 Red […]

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Discover the Family Pavilion at Waterloo Park

Michael Hsu Office of Architecture collaborated closely with MVVA to design the Waterloo Park Family Pavilion. Located adjacent to two expansive heritage trees shading a wooden deck, the project provides seating and facilities for the park’s trailer concession amenities while seamlessly blending into the landscape. The Family Pavilion reflects the park’s architectural language with a […]

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Waterloo Park Welcomes a Live Oak Tree from UT Austin

Thanks to a partnership between The University of Texas at Austin (UT), the City of Austin and Waterloo Greenway, a mature Live Oak tree, previously located on UT’s campus, was moved to Waterloo Park in downtown Austin on May 2, 2020. Construction continues at Waterloo Park with increased safety precautions due to COVID-19. Once completed, […]

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Going Green at Waterloo Park

In celebration of Earth Day, we thought it’d be great to highlight the innovative, sustainable features that make Waterloo Park unique and recap some of the major construction milestones we’ve achieved this spring. Waterloo Greenway is part of a larger movement to “Imagine Austin” as a greener, healthier city where nature and people thrive in […]

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Discover the Southwest Corner of Waterloo Park

This fall, you’ll be able to stroll through the elevated promenade that snakes its way through the southwestern corner of Waterloo Park. Starting at the intersection of 12th and Trinity Streets, the elevated promenade — often referred to as the “S bridge” because of its shape — will provide a stunning view and entrance point to Waterloo Park’s endless trails, lush gardens, welcoming gathering spaces, and of course, the 5,000-person-capacity Moody Amphitheater.

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A Look at Moody Amphitheater Construction

Every day, we get one step closer to unveiling a revitalized Waterloo Park in the heart of downtown Austin.

This 11-acre green space, between 12th and 15th Streets and along Red River and Trinity Streets, will soon be home to more than a mile of tree-lined hike-and-bike trails, stunning Hill Country gardens, imaginative playscapes, and the 5,000-person-capacity Moody Amphitheater.

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