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Take a Scenic Stroll Down the Suzanne Deal Booth Skywalk

Starting at the intersection of 12th and Trinity Streets, the Suzanne Deal Booth Skywalk 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-capacity Moody Amphitheater. The Suzanne Deal Booth Skywalk is an artful ADA-accessible path that winds its way into the […]

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Adventure Awaits in the Kitty King Powell Lawn

The Kitty King Powell Lawn at Waterloo Park will soon be a space for engaging play and endless exploration. In this area of the park, children (and young-at-heart adults alike) can let their imaginations run wild while exploring the playground’s Log Jam climbing structure, hillside stone slide, and Mega Grass maze. Surrounded by pleasant shade trees, […]

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A Sneak Peek at Waterloo Park, Opening Summer 2021

Discover the latest progress at Waterloo Park As 2020 comes to a close, Waterloo Park is coming to life. Next summer, the construction fence surrounding Waterloo Park will come down and you’ll be able to explore 11 acres of wondrous parkland featuring over a mile of hike-and-bike trails, nature-inspired playscapes, lush Hill Country Gardens, and […]

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Discover the Kitty King Powell Lawn at Waterloo Park

Set to open next summer, the 11-acre Waterloo Park will feature a variety of unique spaces to immerse yourself in nature in the heart of downtown Austin. In the Kitty King Powell Lawn, kids can get active while letting their imaginations run wild exploring the playground’s nature-inspired play features. Click through the photo gallery for […]

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Waterloo Park Flourishes with Brand-New Greenery

A whopping 91,904 plants and 524 trees will fill the revitalized, 11-acre Waterloo Park in downtown Austin by spring 2021. More than 95% of the plantings are native to the area and were selected in a collaborative effort between local landscape architecture firm dwg., world-renowned architects at Michael Van Valkenburgh and Associates, Inc., and the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center.

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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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