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Republic Square Reopens After Year-Long Renovation Project
(Credit: Austin Parks Foundation)
Republic Square reopened to the public today after a more than year-long project to renovate the park. Republic Square, located at 4th and Guadalupe Streets, is an active, urban green space grounded in rich history that traces back to the birth of Austin. Through a unique public-private partnership, the Downtown Austin Alliance (Downtown Alliance), the Austin Parks Foundation and the City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department have partnered to provide a renovated, vibrant communal space with daily programming and modern amenities.
“We invite all of Austin—locals and visitors—to experience Republic Square and enjoy this beautiful green space in the heart of downtown,” Dewitt Peart, president and chief executive officer of the Downtown Alliance, said. “The Downtown Austin Alliance, Austin Parks Foundation, the City of Austin and many other supporters of the park are proud of the efforts to restore this Austin treasure.”
The official grand opening of Republic Square is planned for spring 2018, at which point the park will offer more activities, public restrooms and a full service café.
The Downtown Alliance is responsible for the operations, management and programming of the park. The operating plan—recently approved by City Council—includes programmed activities, such as farmers’ markets, fitness and education events, live music and movies in the park.
The Sustainable Food Center’s Farmers’ Market will return to the square in the promenade along W. 4th St. Additionally, the following events will take place in the coming weeks at Republic Square: