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Behind the Fence at Waterloo Park: Mockups on the Rise

Curious about the eye-catching structures you can see rising above the construction fence at the southeast corner of Waterloo Park?  One of them is a 25’-6” pre-construction mockup of the amphitheater’s massive steel and aluminum canopy. The Moody Amphitheater, designed by Thomas Phifer and Partners, will be an iconic 5,000-person-capacity music and performing arts venue when […]

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Waterloo Greenway wins 2019 Preservation Merit Award

Established in 1960, Preservation Austin’s Preservation Merit Awards program honors visionary approaches to preserving Austin’s unique architectural, cultural, and environmental heritage. The jurors are recognizing Waterloo Greenway with a Stewardship Award for the renovation and revitalization of Symphony Square. “Putting down roots at Symphony Square has been a wonderful milestone for the organization. We seek to honor […]

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ULI Austin Honors Waterloo Greenway with Next Big Idea Award

We are incredibly honored to have received The Next Big Idea Award at ULI Austin’s 2019 Impact Awards on August 27, 2019. This award recognizes an upcoming project that will transform the land use industry and our community. Check out this short video from the event featuring community leaders’ reflections on what makes this project […]

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Waterloo Greenway Launch Party

On August 21, we celebrated the next chapter of our project and organization with over 300 friends and supporters at Symphony Square. Last week’s Waterloo Greenway brand launch was a huge success! Thanks to everyone who attended: members of our board, volunteers, partners, City of Austin leadership, and elected officials including Mayor Adler, Council Member Tovo, and […]

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Travis County is Preparing to Sell Palm School

Over the past few months, Palm School has been in the news as Travis County debates the future of the site. This historic building stands on the corner of Cesar Chavez and IH-35, best known as an elementary school in service to East Austin communities of color for over 80 years.

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Waterloo Greenway is here!

The future of Austin’s iconic environmental and cultural project has officially been unveiled.
This evening, Waller Creek Conservancy publicly introduced the future of its organization and announced for the first time the name of its signature project: Waterloo Greenway.

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Just Announced: Fall Events at Waterloo Greenway

Waterloo Greenway is your new go-to destination for family-friendly fun in Austin. All are welcome to join us at our free community events this fall. It is with your continued support at these events that we are able to create this marvelous, transformative, and enduring community asset for all of Austin to revel in.

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History of Palm School

On the corner of Cesar Chavez and the IH-35 frontage road stands the Palm School building, best known as an elementary school that stood in service to communities of East Austin for 84 years before closing in 1976. Palm School and Palm Park have played important roles in the life of communities along Waller Creek.

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