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Celebrating One Year at Austin’s Restored Waterloo Park

One year ago, we celebrated the exciting renovation of Waterloo Park, unleashing a restored 11 acres of vibrant, welcoming parkland in the heart of downtown Austin.

Since reopening to the public on August 14, 2021, Waterloo Park has welcomed hundreds of thousands of people to explore the park and experience countless community events, festivals, and concerts at Austin’s newest outdoor entertainment venue, Moody Amphitheater.

Since 1978, Waterloo Park has been home to many authentically Austin experiences such as Spamarama, Pachanga, Fun Fun Fun Fest, Mess with Texas, and the Ice Cream Festival. The launch of the Moody Amphitheater last year represented a homecoming, building upon a legacy of live music and community festivals once hosted at Waterloo Park. We’re excited to continue hosting free, family-friendly programs for everyone in our community to enjoy this fall.

We’d like to thank everyone who played a part in the restoration of Waterloo Park and in making our first year of operation unforgettable. From our dedicated staff and Board, to the teams of exceptional architects, designers, and construction workers that recreated this magnificent park alongside our partners at the City of Austin. To the Downtown Austin Alliance and their friendly ambassadors, and most importantly, our community, to whom this wondrous space belongs. 

The opening of Waterloo Park and Moody Amphitheater marked the beginning of a new chapter for our organization and city. Construction on the second phase of Waterloo Greenway, The Confluence, begins this fall. You can help us continue to program, operate, and maintain this extraordinary urban park system by making a donation at

Waterloo Park Reopening CommUNITY Day Highlights

Waterloo Park Community Programming Highlights

Weekly Health & Wellness Classes at Waterloo Park

Early Childhood Education Programs

Earth Month Community Festival

Guided Waterloo Park Tours

Outdoor Movies and Live Music at Moody Amphitheater

Creek Show 2021