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Putting the Green in Waterloo Greenway

This week, nearly 38,000 square feet of fresh grass is being spread out and packed onto Waterloo Park’s Great Lawn! Before the lush sod is installed, the landscape is thoroughly leveled and fertilized to create a perfect environment for grass to grow.

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Happy Waterloo Greenway Day!

One year ago today, surrounded by friends, neighbors, and community partners, we unveiled the new name for our signature urban park system: Waterloo Greenway. This exciting, bold vision symbolizes our vibrant community, celebrating nature and inclusion, while acknowledging history, and building connections to one another. Waterloo Greenway encompasses our ambitions to create a wondrous park […]

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Hillside Stone Slide Lands in Waterloo Park

This week, Waterloo Park welcomed the first of several playscape features! Take a look at this beautiful custom slide manufactured in Frasdorf, Germany by Richter Spielgeräte GmbH in coordination with our world-class landscape architects Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates. Each twist and turn was CNC cut from granite and carefully delivered to Austin. The special feature […]

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Final Live Oak Transplant Relocated From UT Campus

On August 1, Waterloo Greenway relocated a 16” Live Oak tree to its new home at Waterloo Park in downtown Austin. The tree was moved from its original home at the University of Texas at MLK and Red River to the west side of Waterloo Park along Trinity. This live oak is the last of […]

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Juneteenth in Austin

Today is an important day for reflecting on our history, in observance of Juneteenth’s 155th anniversary. Since 1865, the date has commemorated the occasion of President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation, official in 1863 and became enforced in Texas, marking a day of liberation and celebration for enslaved people. We would like to join our black community […]

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Heritage Live Oak Gets a New Home at Waterloo Park

Today, Waterloo Greenway relocated a nearly 150-year-old Live Oak tree to its new home at Waterloo Park in downtown Austin. Although a significant move logistically, the tree didn’t travel far, as it came just ½ a block from its original location at the site of the offices of the Austin Symphony Orchestra at 1101 Red […]

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Putting A New Roof On Symphony Square

While our team continues working from home, we’ve taken this time to make much needed improvements at our offices. We are thankful for our beautiful headquarters in the historic Hardeman House, originally built in the 1850s. The building was moved to Symphony Square in 1971 to serve as part of a cultural arts center and […]

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We Stand With You

Supporting Our Black Community As an organization, we believe it is our opportunity and responsibility to create public places that promote justice and fairness. We are committed to holding ourselves accountable, and we expect the community to hold us accountable, to make Waterloo Greenway an anti-racist, welcoming space where ALL of Austin can meet equitably, […]

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Discover the Family Pavilion at Waterloo Park

Michael Hsu Office of Architecture collaborated closely with MVVA to design the Waterloo Park Family Pavilion. Located adjacent to two expansive heritage trees shading a wooden deck, the project provides seating and facilities for the park’s trailer concession amenities while seamlessly blending into the landscape. The Family Pavilion reflects the park’s architectural language with a […]

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