Thank you to the entire Austin community for joining us at the Waller Creek Pop-Up Picnic on April 8, 2017! The evening drew more than a thousand friends and neighbors to support the transformation of Waller Creek in downtown Austin.

This year’s Pop-Up Picnic was the most successful yet, raising more than twice as much as in years past. These funds allow us to continue to provide year-round, community-based arts, education, and environmental programming while we work toward our goal of transforming Waller Creek. Follow along for news and updates on Waller Creek Park at wallercreek.org.

If you've attended the Waller Creek Pop-Up Picnic, you know exactly the potential of the new Waller Creek Park district. Families come by car, bus, bike, and on foot. They spread blankets and dine on local treats from picnic baskets prepared by great Austin restaurants, or enjoy the ones they packed themselves at home. They listen to music, catch up with neighbors, and watch the sun drop behind the city skyline.

The Waller Creek Conservancy hosts the picnic each spring to raise funds and awareness, but there’s no confusing it with a black-tie gala. It just feels like Austin being Austin, the kind of coming together that, when the project is complete, will be possible on Waller Creek every night of the year.


Julie Blakeslee & John Spong · Lauren Smith Ford · Elaine Garza · Caroline Haley · Lauren Moorman · Courtney Trucksess

Host Committee

Mark Ashby & Tony Senecal · Elizabeth Baird · Kathy Blackwell & Steve Scheibal · Andy & Sara Brown · Robin & Taylor Bruce · Caroline Burruss · Jefferson Burruss · Anne & Cameron Campbell · Brooke & Lawrence Collins · Megan Coover · Kendall & David Courtney · Victoria Corcoran & Jeff Neal · Katy & Matthew Culmo · Graham Cumberbatch · Sam Davidson · Joe Dickson & John Livingston · Katie Dorflinger · Ann & Ben Edgerton · Bennett Ford · Ron Fredericks & Tiffany Rasco · Chris & Jordan Fronk · Paul Fucik & Erin Knapp · Rich Garza · Eileen Gill & Kevin Pruitt · Amy Grapell & Chris Krager · Lauren & Sean Greenberg · Brian Haley · Caroline Hammond · Kate & Robert Hersch · Lisa Hickey · Lisa Jasper & Jim Ritts · Jay & Chrissy Kleberg · Liz Lambert · Tobin Levy · Karen Liddy · Maile Roberts-Loring · Lana McGilvray & DJ Stout · Larry McGuire · Cile Montgomery · James Moody · Adam Moore & Camille Styles · Tommy Moorman · Hannah Calvert Peters · Jackie Rangel · Jorge & Ryan Rangel · Adam Rasmus · Jack Sanders & Ann Tucker · Mark Sanchez · Meredith Sanger · Ben Slade · Jennifer Rose Smith · Patrick Smith · Zachary Smith · Mickie Spencer · Jen & Joseph Strickland · Floyd & Robert Ulmer · Dave & Kim West · Matt & Margaret Williams · Mark Word · Carla Work


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Thank you to our incredible sponsors!

Pop-Up Picnic Presenting Sponsor: Outdoor Voices

Pop-Up Picnic Title Sponsors: Downtown Austin Alliance · UBS Financial Services

Pop-Up Picnic Lawn Sponsors: Big Red Sun · Urbanspace

Pop-Up Picnic Basket Sponsors: Big Bend Brewing Co. · Keith Kreeger Studios · Moreland Properties · Twin Liquors · YETI

Corporate Platinum Partners: Applied Materials Foundation · Bank of America Charitable Foundation · Deloitte · Downtown Austin Alliance · Heritage Title · Manchester Texas Financial Group · New Waterloo

Corporate Gold Partners: Big Red Sun · Steve Fowler, CPA · Urbanspace

Corporate Silver Partners: Balcones Resources · Falcon Southwest · Giant Noise · Guerilla Suit · Jackson Walker LLP · The Miura Group · Norton Rose Fulbright · Raptor Resources · Sanders Architecture · Wells Fargo

Corporate Bronze Partners: Cypress Real Estate Advisors, Inc · Frost · Keith Kreeger Studios · Moreland Properties · Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati Foundation

Special thanks to graphic designer Avalon McKenzie

©2017 Waller Creek Conservancy