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Thank You for an Incredible Drive-By Creek Show!

Thank you to all who drove by Waterloo Park to view the illuminated Moody Amphitheater from November 16-22, 2020. Last week, Waterloo Park’s world-class Moody Amphitheater came to life by illumination in honor of our beloved annual event Creek Show. Since 2014, our organization has commissioned dozens of local artists to create site-specific, light-based art […]

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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 Greenway Invites You to a Drive-By Sneak-Peek of Waterloo Park

Moody Amphitheater Will Come to Life By Illumination In Honor of Waterloo Greenway’s Annual Creek Show For the last several months, unbeknownst to many, the largest park in downtown Austin has been steadily taking shape between Red River and Trinity Streets and 12th and 15th Streets. Behind the construction fence, grass has been laid, plants are […]

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Waterloo Greenway in the News

Check out the latest news coverage featuring Waterloo Park below! The Latest Austin American-Statesman: What are ‘Dream Pants’? Find out at Austin’s glowing Creek Show 2022 Sightlines: This year, nine light illustrations return Creek Show to the creek Univision: Este parque de Austin tendrá un evento gratis de arte iluminada para tomar fotos y disfrutar en familia El Mundo: Parque Ofrece Variedad de Actividades Familiares […]

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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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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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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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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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