The Waterloo Park opening celebration has been postponed due to the surge in Covid cases and the city’s re-entry into Stage 5 restrictions.
That means the ribbon-cutting ceremony, daytime programming and evening concert showcase are all delayed, according to a press release from the Waterloo Greenway.
Waterloo Park will still open to the public at 10 a.m. Saturday.
“The opening of this park comes at a critical time for the community, and access to outdoor space has never been more important for physical, mental, and emotional health,” the press release said. “The reopening of Waterloo Park marks a momentous occasion for the community, with 11 acres of revitalized greenspace for all Austinites to explore and connect with nature, in the heart of downtown.”
Park visitors are encouraged to wear a face mask and practice social distancing when they visit the park.
CommUNITY Day festivities will be rescheduled for a later date.