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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
The Waller Creek District, located in the eastern portion of downtown has been a central part of Austin’s fabric since the city’s founding. Read the full proclamation by Mayor Steve Adler 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.
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.
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.
Symphony Square was originally designed as a southeastward extension of Waterloo Park starting in 1971, now revived to serve as home of the Waterloo Greenway.
Creek Show, now in its sixth year, is a free, open-to-the-public display of light-based art installations along Waller Creek in downtown Austin. Come walk along Waller Creek between 9th St. and 12th St. to view the art designed to bring attention to the future revitalization of Waller Creek and its transformation into a series of urban parks. This family-friendly event attracted over 50,000 visitors from all over Austin last year.