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Summers to come

This week, Texas Architect Magazine interviewed Michael Van Valkenburgh on being the selected team in Design Waller Creek: A Competition. When asked to describe a successful element of a similar project to Waller Creek, Michael answered: “Right off the bat, the stone wall in Teardrop Park in New York City comes to mind. It is certainly a […]

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2012

Thanks to you, 2012 has been a remarkable year for the Waller Creek Conservancy. We are so grateful to the many Austinites who have donated, attended events, followed the design competition, submitted feedback, volunteered, and advocated for us this year. To name some highlights: Design Waller Creek: A Competition is complete; City Council unanimously affirmed […]

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Outstanding Austinites

This week, it’s hard to look at a local publication and not read about the Waller Creek Conservancy. We were thrilled to see two of our founders recognized as outstanding Austinites: Tom Meredith and Melba Whatley. The Austin Chamber of Commerce named Tom and his wife Lynn the “2012 Austinites of the Year,” noting, “Austin’s […]

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Play at Palm Park

When was the last time you visited Palm Park? Is your answer, “what is Palm Park?” If you have never been, Palm Park is the area between the frontage road of IH 35 and Waller Creek, next to the historic Palm School building. While the park is small, it is a site full of potential. MVVA’s […]

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Lucy’s notes from the underground.

Whenever someone asks what we do at the Waller Creek Conservancy, I inevitably hear, “oh, is that what all of that construction near Lady Bird Lake is about?” It can be difficult to give a brief, “elevator pitch” about the conservancy because the answer to this question is both “yes,” and “no.” The Waller Creek […]

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Inaugural benefit

Right in the middle of all of the design competition excitement this fall, we also hosted our inaugural benefit concert. On October 10th a crowd of almost 2,000 packed Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater to listen to great music and support the conservancy. Our inaugural concert, featuring Gary Clark Jr. and the Wheeler Brothers, was a terrific […]

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Austin Loves Waller Creek

While you can “like” a facebook post or re-tweet from the comfort of your home or office, it is another thing to brave traffic, parking, and sometimes the weather to come out in support of the conservancy. We have been inspired by all of the Austinites who have attended our design competition events this year. […]

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Future Waller Creek

  Life has been busy at the Waller Creek Conservancy this fall. To sum up: we unveiled the four final design concepts, displayed their design boards around the city for two weeks, witnessed presentations by the design teams to the jury at City Hall, hosted our inaugural benefit concert featuring Gary Clark Jr. at Stubb’s, […]

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Gary Clark Jr. Inaugural Benefit Concert

The Waller Creek Conservancy is excited to be hosting its inaugural benefit concert featuring Gary Clark Jr. and special guest Wheeler Brothers at Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater on Wednesday, October 10, 2012 (doors open at 7:00 pm). This is an exciting time for the Waller Creek Conservancy. The concert will closely precede the announcement of […]

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Waller Creek Op-Ed in Statesman

Melba Whatley posed some tough questions to the residents of Austin in the Statesman today as part of an op-ed piece titled “Waller Creek will gain from partnership project.”  The entire article is included below: Whatley: Waller Creek will gain from partnership project Melba Whatley, Local Contributor Published: 7:13 p.m. Thursday, May 31, 2012 Last week the Waller Creek Conservancy’s […]

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