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Construction to begin this spring on Waterloo Greenway Phase II: The Confluence

It will be the southern-most point of the Waterloo Greenway, where Waller Creek meets Lady Bird Lake.

AUSTIN, Texas — The second phase for Waterloo Greenway is moving forward. It’s part of a bigger park system along Waller Creek in Downtown Austin.

The City of Austin has picked a construction partner to build “The Confluence.” It will be the southern-most point of the Waterloo Greenway, where Waller Creek meets Lady Bird Lake. It was formerly called Creek Delta.

“We are thrilled to announce the selection of our construction partner, Jay‐Reese Contractors, who will help us bring the next phase of Waterloo Greenway to life and build upon their legacy of authentically-Austin projects,” Waterloo Greenway CEO Jesús Aguirre said. “The Confluence is an incredible example of how we can celebrate and preserve our green spaces in the middle of one of the busiest and most rapidly growing areas of Downtown Austin. This next phase is centered around nature and helping connect our community to many amazing historic and cultural downtown destinations.”

The plan is to create a lush new landscape with thousands of trees and plants, with trails and three suspension bridges for people to visit the sustainable area.

“The Waller Creek Local Government Corporation board is excited to get to this next milestone for Waterloo Greenway,” Waller Creek LGC President Rodney Gonzales said. “As with Waterloo Park, we anticipate that, once completed, The Confluence will deliver upon the vision for a connected park system and creek restoration.”

Crews will break ground in the spring, and it will take two to three years to finish. For more information, visit The Confluence website.

You can already enjoy part of the Waterloo Greenway project. Waterloo Park reopened in 2021. It's 11 acres of greenspace, 1.5 miles of hike-and-bike trails and an amphitheater in the heart of the city.

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