Public gets look at designs for Waller Creek parks district

Waller Creek parks run from 15th street to the Colorado River. Austin City Council will take up revamping the area in 2017.

AUSTIN (KXAN) — It’s a project that has spent years in the making, and early Saturday some Austinites got a closer look at plans for a Waller Creek Park downtown.

The Waller Creek Conservancy and city parks department hosted the first of two conversations at the Metz Recreation Center. They gave the public a look at plans and designs to build the new park, and also asked attendees to write their thoughts down — what they liked and what they didn’t.

“There’s Waterloo Park at the north. There’s the Waller Delta near [Lady Bird] Lake. Then there’s Palm Park and Palm School,” said Peter Mullan, president of the Waller Creek Conservancy. “So we’re talking about those pieces of the project, but we’re also talking about specific aspects of the design.”

The second meeting will be 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 17, at Palm Door at 4th Street and Sabine. To give feedback online for the Waller Creek parks district, click here.

“These public discussions will ensure that the Waller Creek district includes programs and elements accessible and appealing to everyone in our community,” Mayor Pro Tem Kathie Tovo said. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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