Republic Square Park Renovation Project

Republic Square Park Renovation Project 2017-10-30T17:19:46+00:00

Where Austin’s Story Begins

Most people passed through Republic Square with little idea of its storied past. Outside of special events, the park sat quietly, largely unused. In 2016, Austin Parks Foundation lead an effort to shine the spotlight on Republic Square – to honor its important role in our city’s history while sparking interest in the potential for its future. In partnership with the Downtown Austin Alliance and the City of Austin, we have revitalized this small urban park and given it back its place among Austin’s most treasured parks.

 Now that construction is complete, the Downtown Austin Alliance will take over the management and programming of this newly re-developed gem, furthering the strategic vision for its future as a community gathering space like no other. You can learn more about the history, vision and future of Republic Square by clicking on any of the sections below.

Republic Square Campaign Committee


Bobbie Barker
Charlie Betts
Daniel Woodroffe

Ford Alexander
Bob Barnes
Larry Graham
Michele Haussmann
Perry Lorenz
Will Marsh

Dewitt Peart
Carol Polumbo
Meredith Powell
MariBen Ramsey
Colin Wallis
Jennifer Wiebrand

Our Generous Donors


ACL Music Festival

$200,000 – $999,999

City of Austin
Lincoln Property Company
& Phoenix Property Company
The Moody Foundation
U.S. General Services Administration

$50,000 – $199,999

Austin Community Foundation
Capital Metro
Gables Residential
IBC Bank
Texas Gas Service
a Division of ONE Gas

$10,000 – $49,999

Alice Kleberg Reynolds Foundation
Armbrust & Brown
Bank of America
Brandywine Real Estate Trust

Bobbie Barker & Dan McClellan
Cielo Property Group
Gracy Title, a Stewart Title Company
Graves Dougherty Hearon & Moody
Heritage Title Company of Austin, Inc.
Mollie & Steve Butler
Nona Niland
Norwood Towers
Perry Lorenz
St. David’s Foundation
Wells Fargo

$1,000 – $9,999

Andrea Griswold & Larry Graham
Aspen Heights
Bill Talbot
Carol Polumbo
Cindy Stewart & Andy Austin
Debbie & Jim Alsup
Frost Bank
Highland Resources
Hotel ZaZa
Jane & Dewitt Peart
Jennifer & Robert Wooten
Jenny Wiebrand

Jessica & Greg Weaver
The John. A. Barclay Agency, Inc.
JP Morgan Chase
Julie & Joel Sher
Karen & Andy White
Kathy & Colten Smith
Leah & Ford Alexander
Leigh Ann & Tim Hendricks
Liz & Doug Opalka
Margaret Menicucci & Michael Whellan
MariBen Ramsey & Karen Kahan
McGinnis Lochridge
Megan & Jason Boulette
Meredith Powell
Michael P. McGill
Monica & Felipe Fernandes
Nicole & Tyson Tuttle
Royal Blue Grocery
Shelley Hardeman
Southwest Strategies Inc.
Susan & Stuart Laves
Suzanne & Mike Kennedy
Sylvia & Charles Betts
Terry McDaniel & Co. Investment Counsel
Terry Mitchell, Tyndall at Robertson Hill
The Wallis Family
William H. Marshe