waterloo park unveils opening date

The Waterloo Greenway Conservancy announced that Waterloo Park will officially open to the public on Saturday, August 14. The opening marks the big reveal for the largest greenspace in downtown, which has undergone quite an exciting transformation.

Photo courtesy of Waterloo Greenway

“The grand opening of Waterloo Park is a tremendous milestone for the entire Austin community. This park is the result of years of hard work and dedication from our City partners, project team, donors, board members and many others who share our goal of reviving Waller Creek for the benefit of all,” said Kathy Miller, Interim CEO of Waterloo Greenway. “CommUNITY Day will be a true celebration of arts, culture and the natural environment, and we look forward to welcoming Austinites to explore all that Waterloo Park has to offer.”

The 11-acre urban park boasts a one-and-a-half mile hike and bike trail, multiple lawns, and custom built playscapes - all designed to immerse visitors into the surrounding Waller Creek habitat.

Photos courtesy of Waterloo Greenway

The opening showcases the first phase of completion for the ambitious Waterloo Greenway park system, which will ultimately stretch from 15th Street to Lady Bird Lake.

Rendering courtesy of Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates

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