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When Edwin Waller laid out the master plan for the City of Austin in 1839, it was to have four public squares and Wooldridge Park was one of them.

This block was probably conceived as a park because its convoluted terrain was difficult to build on. Mayor A. P. Wooldridge pushed for it to be finished as a public square. (It was the view outside his windows from his grand home on 10th Street - where the Travis County Courthouse now stands.)

And so the local residents funded its conversion...

When Edwin Waller laid out the master plan for the City of Austin in 1839, it was to have four public squares and Wooldridge Park was one of them.

This block was probably conceived as a park because its convoluted terrain was difficult to build on. Mayor A. P. Wooldridge pushed for it to be finished as a public square. (It was the view outside his windows from his grand home on 10th Street - where the Travis County Courthouse now stands.)

And so the local residents funded its conversion into a bona-fide park in 1909, adding a classy grandstand with classic Greek Doric columns. In its day it was used for political rallies and classical music on summer nights. Summer concerts are still held here - be sure to bring your own chair.

Other activities here include yoga and t'ai chi. Giant chess is played in the Gazebo every Saturday from about 12:30 to 3:30.

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Address:
Between 9th and 10th Streets along Guadalupe St.
Austin, TX 78701
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Hours:
Open daily 5am-10pm
Admission:
Free
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