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We Stand With You

Supporting Our Black Community As an organization, we believe it is our opportunity and responsibility to create public places that promote justice and fairness. We are committed to holding ourselves accountable, and we expect the community to hold us accountable, to make Waterloo Greenway an anti-racist, welcoming space where ALL of Austin can meet equitably, […]

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Juneteenth in Austin

Today is an important day for reflecting on our history, in observance of Juneteenth’s 155th anniversary. Since 1865, the date has commemorated the occasion of President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation, official in 1863 and became enforced in Texas, marking a day of liberation and celebration for enslaved people. We would like to join our black community […]

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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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Putting A New Roof On Symphony Square

While our team continues working from home, we’ve taken this time to make much needed improvements at our offices. We are thankful for our beautiful headquarters in the historic Hardeman House, originally built in the 1850s. The building was moved to Symphony Square in 1971 to serve as part of a cultural arts center and […]

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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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Symphony Square’s Hardeman House Gets a New Door

Earlier this year, the Hardeman House at Symphony Square got a brand-new front door, thanks to a grant from Preservation Austin and additional funding through the City of Austin Heritage Grant. Originally built in the 1850s, the Hardeman House was moved to Symphony Square in 1971 to serve as part of a cultural arts center […]

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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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You’re Invited to Waterloo-In-Place: A Series of Free Online Events

Waterloo Greenway is all about community and if we can’t be together in person, we will find other ways to stay connected. That’s why we’re so excited to announce Waterloo-In-Place (W·I·P), a series of free online experiences that will bring you closer to our community and keep you up to date with everything happening at […]

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