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 summer of 2021!
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.
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.
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.
12th St. to 15th St. along Red River St.
Size: 11 acres
Progress: Under construction
Target Completion Date: Summer 2021
Lady Bird Lake to Cesar Chavez St.
Size: 9 acres
Progress: In design
Target Completion Date: 2023
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
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.