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.
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.
Waterloo Park and Moody Amphitheater
12th St. to 15th St. along Red River St.
Size: 11 acres
Progress: Now Open
11th St. to 12th St. along Red River St.
Progress: Now Open
Lady Bird Lake to 4th St.
Size: 9 acres
Progress: Construction began May 2023
Target Completion Date: 2025-2026
Palm Park and The Refuge
3rd St. to 11th St.,
Size: 15 acres
Progress: Outreach summer & fall 2023
Waterloo Greenway is funded by a combination of public and private funds. The total estimated project cost is $265M. 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.