Waterloo Park
Now Open

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Waterloo Park is ready for you!

Get lost exploring 11 acres of revitalized greenspace, 1.5 miles of trails, stunning Hill Country Gardens, the Moody Amphitheater, and so much more. Waterloo Park is a natural haven where Austinites and visitors alike can enjoy the outdoors, gather with friends, and build community.


Working with the City

Waterloo Greenway has been working in close partnership with the City of Austin to ensure a fun, safe reopening of Waterloo Park.

Waterloo Greenway Conservancy encourages visitors to follow local, state and CDC COVID-19 health and safety guidelines. We hope you enjoy exploring Waterloo Park as you feel comfortable, and encourage wearing a facemask during your visit.

General Information

Waterloo Park is located at 500 E 12th Street, Austin, TX 78701.

Park Hours: 5:00 AM – 10:00 PM, including the Moody Amphitheater. Hours are subject to change on event days.

The Moody Amphitheater Box Office located at 1401 Trinity Street is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Tickets can be purchased at the Box Office by debit/credit card only.

Parking

Waterloo Park guests can find parking at the nearby Capitol Visitors Parking garage located at 1201 San Jacinto Blvd. and State Garage F.

Additionally, you can use the Trip Planner at capmetro.org/plan for public transit options.

Personal bike parking is available at 15th St. & Red River St. and along Trinity St. between 12th St. & 15th St.

Waterloo Park Rules

Park Rules Prohibit

  • Littering
  • Glass containers
  • Alcohol consumption outside of designated areas
  • Smoking, vaping, or illegal drug use
  • Off-leash pets
  • Skateboarding, scooters, or motorized vehicles
  • Climbing on buildings and railings
  • Entering Waller Creek or feeding wildlife
  • Entering garden beds or disturbing flowers and plants
  • Obstructing entrances, sidewalks, and trails
  • Performances or amplified sound, except by permit
  • Commercial activity including photography, except by permit
  • Camping prohibited, except by permit

All visitors are subject to City of Austin and Parks & Recreation regulations and ordinances.

To reserve a space, visit waterloogreenway.org/rentals.

Waterloo Park Accessibility

Waterloo Park was designed and built with people of all abilities in mind. It is our top priority to provide equitable access to guests with disabilities at Waterloo Park, and future park spaces along Waterloo Greenway. Upon opening, Waterloo Park will be in compliance with The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

If you have a question about ADA accessibility at Waterloo Park, please contact us at info@waterloogreenway.org.

ADA Entrance

There are multiple ADA Entrances along the perimeter of Waterloo Park.

ADA Parking

State parking garages have ADA parking spaces available first-come first-served on event nights.  Convenient venue access is provided immediately east across the street from the garages to the designated ADA entrance.

If you are receiving a Cap Metro Special Transit ride, please instruct the driver to drop you off at 1401 North Trinity street.  Expects delays at the end of night during public egress and traffic from the venue.

Capital Metro bus stops located near the venue include:

  • Stop ID 593: at Lavaca/15th St.
  • Stop ID 864:  at Trinity/12th St.
  • Stop ID 919:  at San Jacinto/14th St.
  • Stop ID 6382:  at Red River/11th St.

Interpreter Requests

If you will need an interpreter for an event at Moody Amphitheater, please give us at least 2 weeks notice to secure. Guests that request an interpreter will need to pick up their tickets at will call. When the tickets are picked up we will introduce you to your interpreter for the evening and take you to your seats. There is no charge for interpreter services. Please email info@waterloogreenway.org to arrange for an interpreter for your visit.

ADA Restrooms

ADA stalls are located in each restroom at Waterloo Park.

Rental Inquiries

Waterloo Greenway is currently not accepting rental inquiries at this time.

Please check back soon.

Upcoming Events at Waterloo Park

Enjoy a wild array of free and low-cost community programs for the whole family! From family-friendly activities to concerts and community festivals, there’s always something fun happening at Waterloo Greenway!

For general information about Waterloo Park including park hours, rules, accessibility, parking, and transportation, please click the Plan Your Visit tab.

Health & Safety

Waterloo Greenway Conservancy encourages visitors to follow local, state and CDC COVID-19 health and safety guidelines. We hope you enjoy exploring Waterloo Park as you feel comfortable, and encourage wearing a facemask during your visit.

Moody Amphitheater

Moody Amphitheater is your new go-to destination for live entertainment in downtown Austin. Visit moodyamphitheater.com to purchase tickets to upcoming concerts.

For Box Office information, click here.

Newsletter Sign-Up

Something new is happening all the time at Waterloo Greenway as it continues to come to life. Sign up to get the latest updates on your park’s progress, special events, programs, and more.

Photography Permits

The 11-acre Waterloo Park is a beautiful location for your next photo shoot. Please review our photography guidelines before visiting the park to ensure the protection of our greenspace and the safety of all visitors.

Personal Photography/Video Guidelines

A permit is not required for personal photography.

Examples include but are not limited to:

• Family photos
• Pet photos
• Graduation photos
• Birthday photos

Personal photo/video cannot obstruct any park areas or restrict access to public facilities. Please note, Waterloo Park is an active space with regular special events and concerts, view upcoming events ahead of your visit. No additional fees apply.

Please respect Waterloo Greenway visitors and help us protect all trees, plants, grass, and structures during your visit.

Commercial Photography/Video Guidelines

A permit is required for all commercial photo & video shoots.

In order to photograph or film at Waterloo Greenway, you must first submit a completed permit application. Applications must be submitted 2-3 business days prior to the requested date. 

Fees are determined by the information indicated on the application; prices will not be provided via phone or email. Upon receipt of your application, you will be notified of the permit fee and arrangements for payment. Once your application is approved, you will receive a confirmation email with a Waterloo Park photography permit. Upon arrival at Waterloo Park, Park Ambassadors will ask for proof of a photography permit on the day of your photoshoot. Commercial photography conducted without a permit will be asked to leave Waterloo Park.

Rental Inquiries

Waterloo Greenway is currently not accepting rental inquiries at this time.

Please check back soon.

Upcoming Events

Waterloo Greenway is proud to produce free, year-round community programs. Visit waterloogreenway.org/events to see what’s coming up at Waterloo Park and Moody Amphitheater!

Volunteer Opportunities

Yes, we’d love some help!

Whether you flourish around flora, crave a good creek cleanup, or have a passion for meeting new people in our community, Waterloo Greenway has a volunteer opportunity that’s just right for you. It’s your support that keeps the park’s authentically Austin events and programs going and growing. 

Subscribe to our e-newsletter to stay up-to-date with new volunteer opportunities at Waterloo Greenway.

Sign up to volunteer at Moody Amphitheater.

Field Trips

We’d love to host you and your students at Waterloo Park!

Located just a few blocks away from the Texas Capitol, Waterloo Park is an ideal location to stop by and visit during your trip to Austin. The ADA-accessible greenspace features a local food truck, shaded seating area with tables and chairs, children’s playground, public restrooms, and other amenities.

If you’d like to learn more about how we can provide field trip accommodations, please email us at info@waterloogreenway.org.

Photography Permits

The 11-acre Waterloo Park is a beautiful location for your next photo shoot. Please review our photography guidelines before visiting the park to ensure the protection of our greenspace and the safety of all visitors.

Personal Photography/Video Guidelines

A permit is not required for personal photography.

Examples include but are not limited to:

• Family photos
• Pet photos
• Graduation photos
• Birthday photos

Personal photo/video cannot obstruct any park areas or restrict access to public facilities. Please note, Waterloo Park is an active space with regular special events and concerts, view upcoming events ahead of your visit. No additional fees apply.

Please respect Waterloo Greenway visitors and help us protect all trees, plants, grass, and structures during your visit.


Commercial Photography/Video Guidelines

A permit is required for all commercial photo & video shoots.

In order to photograph or film at Waterloo Greenway, you must first submit a completed permit application. Applications must be submitted 2-3 business days prior to the requested date. 

Fees are determined by the information indicated on the application; prices will not be provided via phone or email. Upon receipt of your application, you will be notified of the permit fee and arrangements for payment. Once your application is approved, you will receive a confirmation email with a Waterloo Park photography permit. Upon arrival at Waterloo Park, Park Ambassadors will ask for proof of a photography permit on the day of your photoshoot. Commercial photography conducted without a permit will be asked to leave Waterloo Park.