The Waller Creek Conservancy aims to complete its Central Austin parks projects on an accelerated timeline after Mayor Steve Adler proposed additional funding for several downtown improvements.
Since Austin’s founding, Waller Creek has been characterized by flooding, erosion, neglect, and ecological degradation. In 2010, the Waller Creek Conservancy was created to revitalize the creek and the surrounding district.
The Conservancy and the City of Austin are developing a chain of parks around the creek. Running from Waterloo Park to Lady Bird Lake, the new Waller Creek parks district will include more than 37 acres of newly designed and connected urban parks and public open space, and more than three miles of new hike and bike trails, along with engaging art and educational programming. Founded on the bedrock of great design, the revitalized Waller Creek will renew the natural environment, foster the creative arts, and nourish authentic and uplifting experiences that reflect Austin’s diversity and dynamic spirit.
|Infrastructure Type||Waterfront / Waterway|
|Status||Advocacy & Design|
|Opening||2019 (Waterloo Park)|
|Design Team||Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates|
Managed by the Waller Creek Conservancy in partnership with the City of Austin
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