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Creek Explorers are the life-blood of the Conservancy’s support network and allow us to focus our efforts on implementing a chain of parks for Austin. If you are thinking of supporting Waller Creek Conservancy at a leadership level, consider joining as a Creek Explorer.


Become a Creek Explorer

Throughout the year, we thank Creek Explorers with the following benefits:

-Private guided tours of the creek

-Invitations to the Creek Show Kick-Off Celebration and other private receptions

-Recognition on the website and in public listings

-Behind-the-scenes information, and updates on our progress towards a new and revitalized Waller Creek

-And, more!

2015-2016 Creek Explorers

Jenny and Dan Ahearn
Janet and Wilson Allen
America Alva and Bryan Rubio
Charles Attal
Gene Attal
Melanie Barnes
Carol and Charles Barnett
Cindy and Pat Behling
Laura and Kyndel Bennett
Laura and Steve Beuerlein
Lori and Tito Beveridge
Julie Blakeslee and John Spong
Ruthie and Gene Burrus
Marian and Chris Casey
Brent Chambers
Jamie and Blake Chandlee
Amy and John Chronis
Michelle and Alan Cline
Megan and Marshall Coover
Eleanor Crook
Jessica and Paul D’Arcy
Suzanne Deal Booth
Michael Doherty
Rosemary and Russell Douglass
Sue Edwards and David Bodenman
Mindy Ellmer
Susan and Gary Farmer
Cissie and Dillon Ferguson
Gretchen and Art Flatau
Deborah Green and Clayton Aynesworth
David and Stephanie Goodman
Janet Harman and Kent Mayes
Stacy and Joel Hock
Jane and Jeff Howard
Katherine and Robert Hudson
Cheline Jaidar
Brenda and Jonny Jones
Jeanne and Mickey Klein
Ben Lamm
Diane Land and Mayor Steve Adler
Liz Lee
Carolyn Lewis
Jeanne and Lew Little
Kathleen and Christopher Loughlin
Susan and Richard Marcus
Mary and Michael Marinelli
Donald Marron
Suzanne McFayden
Lynn and Tom Meredith
Melanie and Peter Mullan
Tory and Milam Newby
Evie and Cash Nickerson
Nona Niland
Deborah and Larry Peel
Theodore Perlman
Pam and Michael Reese
Lora Reynolds and Quincy Lee
DK and Mike Reynolds
Elizabeth and Rob Rogers
Magdalena Rood and Leslie M. Moore
Rebecca Rooney
Eddie Safady
Claire Saunders
Frank D. Schubert
Donna Stockton Hicks
Gail and Rodney Susholtz
Hannah Temple and Christopher Sanders
Colleen and Tom Terkel
Jeff Trigger
Melba and Ted Whatley
Catherine and David Wilkes
Sandra and Walter Wilkie
Peggy and Matt Winkler
Liz Young and Tommy Vascocu

Upcoming Events

Waller Creek Kayak Tour
Aug 31 7pm—9:30pm

Join GenWaller for a twilight tour of Waller Creek by kayak, followed by a bat-watching party under the Congress Avenue bridge on Lady Bird Lake. Spots are limited so sign-up today!

Waller Creek Live!
Sep 7 6pm—7:30pm
Palm Park

Waller Creek Live! is more than a variety show, it’s a party. Free and open to all, the evening will include sketches, music, and comedy at Palm Park.

Creek Walk with TreeFolks
Sep 10 10am—12pm

Join TreeFolks for a guided Creek Walk along Waller Creek. We’ll learn how to identify common trees and explore the benefits of trees and how citizens can advocate for our urban forest.

Palm Park Conversations
Sep 15 6pm—7:30pm
Waller Ballroom

Come learn about the exciting transformation coming to Waller Creek and Palm Park! Community members will hear how their feedback has been incorporated into the preliminary design of Palm Park and have an opportunity to offer additional feedback at Palm Park Conversations taking place in Central Austin.

Palm Park Conversations
Sep 17 10am—11:30am
AISD Performing Arts Center

Come learn about the exciting transformation coming to Waller Creek and Palm Park! Community members will hear how their feedback has been incorporated into the preliminary design of Palm Park and have an opportunity to offer additional feedback at Palm Park Conversations taking place in Central Austin.

Sunday Funday
Sep 18 2pm—6pm
Palm Park

Join us for a free, family-friend Sunday Funday at Palm Park on September 18! Kids of all ages will enjoy hands-on arts and crafts activities, music, live performances, and so much more!

Imagine Austin Speaker Series
Sep 21 6:30pm—8:30pm
Palmer Events Center

Gullivar Shepard, Principal for Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates Inc. (MVVA) and project leader for MVVA on the revitalization of Waller Creek, will give a free talk on Landscape Architecture as a Medium for Strategic Thinking at Waller Creek and Beyond.

Join the Conservancy for a clean-up along Waller Creek as part of Austin Parks Foundation's local National Public Lands Day––the largest volunteer day for green spaces. Last year, more than 1,000 volunteers participated at 54 sites across the city. We invite you to make this year the best yet!

Enjoy good company and spectacular music at the 5th Annual Benefit Concert featuring headliner HAIM, an ACL Fest Late Night Show, at Stubb's Waller Creek Amphitheater on October 5. Tickets are on sale now! Click here to purchase. All proceeds from the evening benefit the Conservancy.

Movies in the Park
Oct 20 8pm—10pm
Palm Park

Join Austin Parks Foundation and the Conservancy for a free movie on October 20 at Palm Park. Bring a blanket for a fun night under the Austin sky!

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