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 eight trees transplanted as part of the new park design – including four within the park, one from State property on North Congress Ave., one from the offices of the Austin Symphony Orchestra, and two from the University of Texas. All are acclimating very well to their new habitat.
Waterloo Park will be the first phase of the Waterloo Greenway park system to open in the summer of 2021. The 11-acre park features a great lawn, the Moody Amphitheater, over a mile and a half of trails, and a variety of garden and park spaces. It is designed to maximize the existing heritage tree canopy by locating trails, playscapes, gardens and seating areas in and around beautiful shade trees. Waterloo Greenway Conservancy will maintain and operate the park and will activate it with diverse and inclusive programming, cultural events, and public art.