Only a few blocks from the Texas State Capitol, verdant and flourishing Waterloo Park welcomes entertainment seekers and families to a sanctuary in the middle of the busy city. The 11 acres take account of food trailers, walking trails, an abundance of natural plants, and an amphitheater that hosts concerts and various events.

Waterloo Park serves as the gateway to Waterloo Greenway in the northern portion, a 1.5-mile green area that will expand next to Waller Creek from 15th Street to Lady Bird Lake when it was done in 2006. Visit the park and see what they offer. Extra resources


Waterloo Park is situated between 12th and 15th Streets along the Red River and features an array of exceptional spaces to submerge yourself in nature in the middle of downtown Austin. Spaces that reflect Central Texas and Austin landscapes, which include hill country patches with native plantings and oaks, wetland spaces that create places for relaxation and play,  wide yards for gathering as well as activities, and a 1 ½ mile of trails in the theme park.

What To Do at Waterloo Park Austin

 The park was remade with attention to relaxation and sustainability. More than 500 live oaks, as well as native plants common in Texas, were transferred here to line the bent pathways. Three sustainable rain gardens help prevent flooding and secure Walter Creek. Link

Farmer Bridge

Farmer Bridge is an extraordinary place designed to bring back and preserve the natural beauty of Waller Creek. Healthy creekside systems do vital work. When they built over the wetlands, trees, and meadows that wandered along Waller Creek, they took away portions of nature’s toolkit, resulting in erosion as well as increased flooding.

Kitty King Powell Lawn

In the dream backyard, children can get energetic while allowing their imaginations to run wild, discovering the playground’s nature-inspired play features. Kids can enjoy the Log Jam climbing structure, sail down the stone slide hillside, play hide-and-seek in Mega Grass Maze, and scramble up and down the rolling hills.

Meredith Heritage Tree

This is located between Moody Amphitheater and Family Common; this facility offers a space where visitors can gather, picnic, and take pleasure in the generous shade under two soaring escarpment live oak trees than 200 years old.

Family Commons

This is where guests can grab food at one of the resident food trucks and freshen up after gathering at the park. 

Liebermann Plaza

Located within an arc of the Suzanne Deal Booth Skywalk,  this plaza is a friendly and warm space where visitors can unwind, relax, rehydrate, and witness the amazing views of Waterloo Park.

Family Hill County Garden

Over 95 percent of the plantings here are native and were chosen in a joint effort between Michael Van Valkenburg, a renowned architect, and the DWG, a local landscape architecture firm, and the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center.

Suzanne Deal Booth Skywalk

This place offers a remarkable view as well as an access point to the endless traits, welcoming gathering spaces, lush gardens, as well as Moody Amphitheater of the park.

Winkler Family Wetland Terrace

This is situated in the south part of the park and is a densely planted space that will serve as the trailhead to a reinstated Waterloo Greenway. This very welcoming place allows visitors to take a pleasant stroll, enjoy the view of Waller Creek and unwind.

Moody Amphitheater 

This is a home of many events like community festivals, cultural events, year-round concerts, and a whole lot more. Designed and constructed into the natural Waterloo Park fabric, this place features thousands of feet of turf or grass. 

Amenities and Rentals 

Many areas here are accessible for rent. There are available washrooms on the west and east sides, open Monday to Sunday. The washrooms on the east side are open from 8 in the morning to 2 in the afternoon. Propane barbeques are allowed in rented picnic spaces. A charcoal barbecue is not allowed per Texas open-air fire bylaw. Furthermore, there’s a public Wi-Fi service at the skate park and baseball diamonds.

Waterloo Park Accessibility

This park was made with guests with abilities in mind. It’s their top priority to give equitable access to visitors with disabilities at this park. 

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