Overview

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 2026 completion goal 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 is open, park programming is in full swing, and Waterloo Park and Moody Amphitheater are opening in 2020!

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

Destinations

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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Phasing

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
Waterloo Park

12th St. to 15th St. along Red River St.

Size: 11 acres
Progress: Under construction
Target Completion Date: 2021


Phase 2
Creek Delta

Lady Bird Lake to Cesar Chavez St.

Size: 9 acres
Progress:
In design
Target Completion Date: 2023


Phase 3
Palm Park, Pontoon Bridge

4th St. to 11th St., and The Refuge

Size: 15 acres
Progress:
Predesign planning     
Target Completion Date:
Palm Park – 2024
The Refuge – 2026
Pontoon Bridge – 2026


Funding
Waterloo Greenway is funded by a combination of public and private funds. The total estimated project cost is $250M. The City of Austin has committed approximately $150M through bond funding, the Waller Creek Tax Increase Reinvestment Zone, and other sources. The conservancy will raise the remaining $100M from individual, foundation, and corporate contributions, grants, and more.

Capital Campaign Donors

These generous donors make the planning, design, and construction of Waterloo Greenway possible. Thank you!

$50K-$15MM+


$15,000,000 +

City of Austin
Moody Foundation


$2,500,000 – $14,999,999

Mattsson-McHale Foundation
Adria and Brian Sheth


$1,000,000 – $2,499,999

Suzanne Deal Booth
Susan and Gary Farmer
Lebermann Foundation
Manchester Texas Financial
Lynn and Tom Meredith
Kitty King Powell
Still Water Foundation

$500,000 – $999,999

BBVA
Rosemary and Russell Douglass
Luci Baines Johnson and Ian Turpin Family Challenge
Brenda and Jonny Jones
Jeanne and Mickey Klein
Melba and Ted Whatley
Texas Parks and Wildlife
Peggy and Matt Winkler


$100,000 – $499,999

Betsy and Hughes Abell
Janet and Wilson Allen
Laura and Kyndel Bennett
Laura and Steve Beuerlein
Paula and Kevin Burns/Urbanspace
Brown Foundation
The EGF Charitable Fund
Claudette Hartman
Stacy and Joel Hock
JP’s Love, Peace and Happiness Foundation
Carolyn Lewis
Jeanne and Lew Little
Carolyn and Jack Long
Perry Lorenz
Meinig Family Foundation
Colleen and Tom Terkel
Helen and Sandy Watkins
Wells Fargo

$50,000 – $99,999

3M Foundation
Anonymous
Charles Attal Tribute
City of Austin Urban Forest Grant
Carol and Charles Barnett
Julie Blakeslee and John Spong
Michelle and Alan Cline
Gallogly Family Foundation
The Meadows Foundation
Elizabeth and Rob Rogers
Eddie Safady
The Shelter Hill Foundation/
Betsy and Paul Shiverick
Shield-Ayres Foundation
The Wilson-Albright Family


$25,000 – $49,999

Austin Community Foundation
Austin Parks Foundation
Amanda Foster, Alexandra and Merritt Beck
Marian and Chris Casey
Quen and Jesus Garza
Nancy Scanlan and Laura Scanlan Cho
Jessica Slade and Paul D’Arcy
Tapestry Foundation/Carmel and Tom Borders
Hannah Temple and Christopher Sanders
T.L.L. Temple Foundation

Up to $24,999


Mary Allen and Kurt Joseph
America Alva and Bryan Z. Rubio
Stacey and Alex Andrawes
Melanie Barnes
Veronica Castro de Barrera and Martin Barrera
Bennack-Polan Foundation
Sinclair Black
Maya Browne and Laurence Pels
Chelsea and Tyler Buckler
Lara M. Burns
Amy and John Chronis
Sheryl Cole
Becky and Don Cox
Krista and Bobby Dillard
Ellen Dorsey and Jim Susman
Eric Dudley
Pam and Bill Fielding
Lee Ann and Steve Fowler
Leslie and Rob Gandy
Melissa and Rudy Garza
Deborah Green and Clayton Aynesworth
Caroline and Brian Haley
Grace and Justin Henry
Jordan Herman and David Porter
Laura Hernandez and John Holmes
Lisa and Sam Hildebrand
Geri and Matt Hooks
Reagan Jamail

Jan and Bobby Jenkins
Sarah and John Kaercher
Danielle and Jon Kasling
Heather Keating and Griffin Davis
Suzanne and Mike Kennedy
Kristin and Mike Knight
Mike Krell and Diana Baruch
Dillan Knudson
Wendy and Scott Lancaster
Laura and Kevin Larson
Kathleen and Chris Loughlin
Tim Love
Douglas W. Manchester
Greg and Mari Marchbanks Family Foundation
Diane and Jim McBride
Maline and Dudley McCalla
Stephanie and Kip McClanahan
Chris and Mike McConnell
Melanie and Peter Mullan
Eva Muñoz and Dr. George Martin
Stacy Miller and Philip Keil
Patti and Ken O’Meara
Johanna and George Peyton
Marian Powell Harrison
Pat and Tom Ricks
Magdalene Rood and Leslie M. Moore
Kirstin and Joe Ross
Cheryl and Matt Ryan

Weatherly and Chad Schroeder
Eric Schultz
Haylie and Jeffrey Schwartz
Kimberly Shrum and Kevin Lalande
Meghan and Chris Slover
Evan and Julia Smith
Lindsay and Ford Smith Jr.
Heather Stallings Little and John Little
The John B. & Ethel Templeton Fund
Margo and Grant Thomas
Leslie and Timothy Timmerman
Colleen and Frank Trabold
Kathy Steele and Jeff Trigger
Elizabeth and Alex Tynberg
Cindy and Gary Valdez
Virgo Capital
Carol and Adam Wagner
The Honorable and Mrs. Kirk Watson
Amy and Jerry Webberman
Tracy and Steve Wehmeyer
Lisle and Scott Whitworth
Catherine and David Wilkes
Linda and Mark Williams
Daniel Woodroffe
Paul P. Zanowiak Charitable Fund at the North Texas Community Foundation

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 enazro@waterloogreenway.org for more information.