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Pop-Up Picnic raises funds and awareness for Waller Creek

Thank you to the entire Austin community for joining us on Saturday at the 5th Annual Waller Creek Pop-Up Picnic! The evening drew more than a thousand friends and neighbors to support the transformation of Waller Creek in downtown Austin. We at the Conservancy believe events like the Pop-Up Picnic allow Austinites to imagine the […]

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Spring + Summer Magazine

The realization of a new Waller Creek is igniting a vision for Austin that is exciting, diverse, continually changing, and yet true to the city’s spirit. 2017 will be an important year for Waller Creek––we will break ground on the transformation of Waterloo Park later this year––and it started off with some big news. In […]

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Waller Creek Conservancy Plants Heritage Live Oaks at the Waller Delta

Working with Waller Creek Conservancy and the City of Austin, The University of Texas and Dell Seton Medical Center provided five new trees for Austinites to enjoy on the parkland at the Waller Delta, where the mouth of Waller Creek meets Lady Bird Lake. Trees provide numerous benefits to the natural ecology of Waller Creek […]

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Annual Waller Creek Pop-Up Picnic returns on April 8!

The Waller Creek Conservancy is excited to announce the fifth annual Waller Creek Pop-Up Picnic at Palm Park on Saturday, April 8, starting at 6:30 pm. Families are invited to bring their blankets, mix and mingle with their neighbors, listen to music, and enjoy a wonderful night along Waller Creek at Austin’s favorite free community […]

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Amplify Austin Raises Funds for Free Programming on Waller Creek

Thank you for supporting Waller Creek during Amplify Austin––the 24-hour community-wide day of giving! This year, we exceeded our goal, bringing our Amplify Austin total raised during the past four years to $35,393. We couldn’t have done it without you! These dollars go to providing free and fun programs along Waller Creek, along with supporting […]

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Waller Creek Symposium

Earlier this year, the Waller Creek Conservancy joined University of Texas faculty and staff, along with students, private citizens, and partner non-profit organizations to ask the question: What’s happening on Waller Creek? The Waller Creek Symposium featured updates on ongoing research and data collection throughout Waller Creek, as well as a deep dive into the […]

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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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