Waterloo Greenway: For the Benefit of All

Waterloo Greenway is a 1.5-mile park system with the power to bring the entire Austin community together. Once complete, the 35 acres of connected green space – meandering from 15th St. along downtown’s eastern edge to Lady Bird Lake – will be home to a wild array of natural and cultural destinations. Amid epic gardens and rolling pathways, and a twinkling Waller Creek that links them, the environment, arts, health, and adventure will converge — and nourish authentic and uplifting experiences that reflect our city’s diversity. 

A significant public-private partnership between the City of Austin and, us, the Waterloo Greenway Conservancy, this park of all parks is being planned, designed, and built in a series of geographic milestones. Meeting each one by our completion within the next 10 years is ambitious and requires support from the entire community. There’s much work yet to be done, but we’re well on our way: Symphony Square, Waterloo Park, and Moody Amphitheater are now open! Phase II started construction in May 2023.

Waterloo Greenway is a 1.5-mile urban ecosystem with the power to bring the entire Austin community together.


Anything can transpire in Waterloo Greenway — the thunderclap of a concert crowd, a cabaret of birdsong, or the widening smiles of strangers as they discover common bonds. Explore the park’s many destinations being created for many different people. 
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Creek Restoration

A twinkling Waller Creek with banks that beckon is the foundation of Waterloo Greenway. Discover why a major environmental restoration of this beloved stream is opening up the future of our increasingly dense city. 
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Trails & Bridges

The best way to move across the city is to the sound of nature. Learn how meandering pathways and a series of bridges with breathtaking creek views will create a continuous way to traverse downtown without ever hitting pavement.
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Design Team: Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates, Inc. and Thomas Phifer and Partners
City of Austin Sponsoring Departments:
Austin Parks and Recreation and Watershed Protection

Phase 1
Symphony Square

11th St. to 12th St. along Red River St.

Progress: Renovation Complete 2018

Waterloo Park and Moody Amphitheater
12th St. to 15th St. along Red River St.

Size: 11 acres
Progress: Now Open, Complete 2021

Phase 2
The Confluence

Lady Bird Lake to 4th St.

Size: 13 acres
Construction began May 2023
Target Completion Date: 2026

Palm Park
2nd St. to 3rd St.

Size: 2 acres
Schematic design
Target Completion Date: 2028

Phase 3
4th to 12th St.

Size: 5.5 acres
Schematic design

The Refuge, Waterloo Park Phase II

Size: 3.5 acres
Concept design

Waterloo Greenway is funded by a combination of public and private funds. The City of Austin has committed approximately $150M through bond funding, the Waller Creek Tax Increase Reinvestment Zone, development fees, and other sources. The Federal Government has contributed approximately $11M. The Conservancy is committed to raising $100M from individual, foundation, and corporate contributions, grants, and more.

Capital Campaign Donors

as of December 31, 2023

Thank you to all of the generous donors who have contributed to the planning,  design, and construction of Waterloo Greenway.



Moody Foundation


C3 Presents & Live Nation


Mattsson-McHale Foundation
Still Water Foundation


Susan & Gary Farmer
Manchester Texas Financial Group
Kitty King Powell
Adria and Brian Sheth
Tejemos Foundation


Suzanne Deal Booth
Colin Corgan
Fondren Foundation
The Hartman Family
Brenda and Jonny Jones
The Lebermann Foundation
The Meredith Family
PNC Bank
Sugar Creek Foundation
Winkler Family Foundation


Charles Attal and Amy Corbin
Carmel and Tom Borders
Buena Vista Foundation
Rosemary and Russell Douglass
Luci Baines Johnson and Ian Turpin Family
Love, Tito’s
Kairoi Residential and Lincoln Property Company
Jeanne and Michael Klein
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
Melba and Ted Whatley


The Brown Foundation, Inc.
Stacy and Joel Hock
Carolyn and Jack Long
Sheridan and Perry Lorenz
Meinig Family Foundation

$100,000 +

Janet and Wilson Allen
Laura and Kyndel Bennett
The Laura and Steve Beuerlein Family
Paula and Kevin Burns
The Cline Family
Eloise and John Paul DeJoria
The EGF Charitable Fund
Deb and Rex Gore
Carolyn Lewis
Lauren and Tom Moorman
Shield-Ayres Foundation
Tom Terkel
Helen and Sandy Watkins
Wells Fargo



3M Foundation
Paul J. D’Arcy
Jamie and Jeff Foster
Gallogly Family Foundation
Jeanne and Lew Little, Jr.
Susan and Richard Marcus
The Meadows Foundation
Magdalena and Leslie Moore
Nelson Puett Foundation
The Ricks Family
Elizabeth and Rob Rogers
Eddie Safady
Frank D. Schubert and Greg Fedro
Betsy and Paul Shiverick
Spong-Blakeslee Family
STG Design
The Wilson and Albright Families



Interested in making a gift to the capital campaign to bring Waterloo Greenway to life? 

We have naming opportunities and other exciting support options. Email Evelyn Nazro at enazro@waterloogreenway.org for more information.