You have supported us as we have worked to restore the historic Waterloo Park and create a new iconic greenspace for Austin, and for that we could not be more grateful.
Though we wish we could celebrate the years of hard work with the fanfare this park and our community deserve, your health and safety are and always will be our number one priority. Given the rising cases of COVID-19 and re-entry into Stage 5, we have made the difficult, but necessary decision with our partners at the City of Austin to postpone our Land Acknowledgment and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, and all programming for the day. We truly believe this is in the best interest of all of our staff, volunteers, vendors, artists, performers, partners, and countless community members and neighbors who have helped bring this park to life.
August 14th will not look like what we had planned, but it will still represent a momentous occasion for Austin. Starting this Saturday, the park will re-open its gates to a beautiful newly reimagined outdoor space. From this pandemic, we know how critical fresh air and open greenspaces are to our mental, physical and emotional well-being. With construction of the park complete, and despite the need to wait for a true community-wide celebration, we want to offer these 11-acres as a sanctuary for Austinites to be one with nature and to safely enjoy a new Austin landmark.
As Waterloo Park opens to the public, Waterloo Greenway Conservancy encourages visitors to follow local, state and CDC COVID-19 health and safety guidelines. We hope you enjoy exploring Waterloo Park as you feel comfortable, and encourage wearing a facemask during your visit. Thank you for your continued support – and we hope to see you in the park soon. Stay safe.
Waterloo Greenway Conservancy