Waterloo Park Receives ULI Austin Impact Award For Best Public Place!

Waterloo Park was recently recognized as a recipient of the 2022 ULI Austin Impact Award for Best Public Place.
Waterloo Park ULI Austin Impact Award Winner

ULI Austin’s annual Impact Awards are an opportunity to recognize and celebrate projects and people throughout the greater Austin area that exemplify ULI’s mission: to shape the future of the built environment for transformative impact in communities worldwide.

This year, one of WGI’s most revolutionary projects in Austin, TX, Waterloo Park, took home the Austin Impact Award for Best Public Place!

Waterloo Park

Since re-opening to the public last summer, after being closed for construction for almost ten years, Waterloo Park has welcomed tens of thousands of visitors to explore nature, gather with friends and family, and immerse themselves in musical, cultural, and performing arts experiences.

WGI bike tour under heritage tree at Waterloo Park
Team members from the WGI Austin gather for some shade under one of the infamous heritage trees at Waterloo Park during their annual Project Bike Tour.

WGI provided civil engineering and land development consulting services for this award-winning project, including the site plan permitting and design for the utilities and drainage systems.

We continue to provide our services for the overall Waterloo Greenway Park System, as we work toward completing Phase 2 in the chain of parks, The Confluence.

Waterloo Park Austin, TX

In total, four WGI projects were nominated for a 2022 Impact Award within the categories of Most Influential Project, Best Project Innovation, Best Project Design, Best Public Place, and Next Big Idea. Two of those projects, Travis County North Campus & Travis Flats, and Waterloo Park moved on to become finalists, with Waterloo Park bringing home the big win for the night!

WGI shares in congratulating all of the partners who were involved in this transformational project: The City of Austin, Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates, Inc. (MVVA), dwg., Michael Hsu Office of Architecture, AEC, EEA, DPR Construction, Clean Scapes, and Peabody General Contractors!

Want to know more about this award-winning “crown jewel of Austin”? Check out this video we put together and learn more about how this historic restoration came together.

Let’s Make an Impact Together!

Restoring and revitalizing a historic greenspace is a big undertaking that comes with its own set of unique challenges. Our experienced team of local experts knows what it takes to bring your vision to reality. Contact us today and let’s discuss how our knowledge and experience can be utilized on your next project!

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