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WALLER CREEK PARK RECEIVES $15 MILLION GIFT FROM THE MOODY FOUNDATION

The Waller Creek Conservancy is pleased to announce a $15-million grant from The Moody Foundation––the largest philanthropic gift for parks and public open space ever in the City of Austin––to support its revitalization of Waller Creek into a connected chain of parks in downtown Austin. The Moody Foundation’s gift will fund the creation of an […]

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Creek Show 2017 Call for Ideas

Waller Creek Conservancy is excited to announced––for the first time––a public Call for Ideas for installations for Creek Show 2017. This annual, light-based art exhibit, held every November on Waller Creek, draws more than 10,000 Austinites and visitors to downtown during a ten-night event designed to bring awareness to the Conservancy’s future revitalization and transformation […]

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Waller Creek announces new additions to Board of Directors!

We are pleased to welcome Theresa Alvarez and Michael McDonald to Waller Creek Conservancy’s Board of Directors. These distinguished community members bring a wealth of knowledge, expertise, and decades of experience working in community service to the Conservancy’s mission. Theresa Alvarez Theresa joins the Conservancy’s Board with more than 20 years of experience in the […]

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Creek Show 2016 welcomes 10,000 to Waller Creek!

The Waller Creek Conservancy welcomed more than 10,000 attendees to Waller Creek during the ten night light-based art event, Creek Show! Neighbors, families, and friends enjoyed live music, kids’ programming, and art––many learning about the Conservancy’s revitalization effort for the very first time. Creek Show 2016, the third annual event, featured five installations along Waller […]

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Public Art, Dance, and Music combine for Dance Waterloo’s performance!

Audiences of all ages are invited to come watch dancers at Panorama Playground, a unique performance that combines public art, dance, and music. We sat down with Dance Waterloo’s Artistic Director, Morgan Teel, to find out more about Dance Waterloo and how they are transforming dance in Austin. Why are initiatives like the Dance Waterloo […]

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A Closer Look at the Artists of Creek Show 2016

By Guest Writer Dan Gentile Waller Creek has held many different significations over the years, from the natural border of the city to a turbulent source of flooding, but for the third year, the creek has been transformed into something entirely new: a canvas. For Creek Show 2016, five teams of local architects and artists […]

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Support the City of Austin’s Children’s Outdoor Bill of Rights

Friends of Waller Creek: The Austin Parks and Recreation Department, in collaboration with the Cities Connecting Children to Nature Initiative, created Austin’s Children’s Outdoor Bill of Rights. This resolution will be brought to City Council for their vote and adoption on November 10 and we encourage you to show your support. Research shows that children […]

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Sunday Funday is October 30!

Fall is here and we are loving the cooler temps! Come join Waller Creek Conservancy at our second family-friendly Sunday Funday at Palm Park on October 30. Families and kids of all ages will enjoy an array of fall activities, including a hay bale maze, performances, arts and crafts, a bounce house, face painting, food […]

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Waller Creek Conservancy supports a lowered I-35

Dear Friends of Waller Creek: The Waller Creek Conservancy supports a lowered I-35 and we encourage you to show your support too! Built more than 50 years ago, I-35 will soon undergo a complete overhaul to accommodate the unprecedented growth and traffic congestion in Central Texas. The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is conducting an […]

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There’s a lot happening this month on Waller Creek!

New to Waller Creek? Come check out our upcoming events. There’s something for everyone at our free programs. Waller Creek Live! Sept 7 from 6-7:30pm at Palm Park Enjoy an evening of free comedy, music, prizes, and more at Waller Creek Live! The fun starts at 6pm on September 7. Invite your friends! #genwaller — […]

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