Updated: Aug 3, 2022
The Moody Amphitheater at Waterloo Park has quickly become an architectural city icon and the new go-to destination for unique live entertainment in the heart of downtown. Its Great Lawn welcomes up to 5,000 attendees, hosting concerts, community festivals as well as cultural, educational, and arts events to showcase the most innovative side of Austin.
With so much going on year-round, finding a place to park around the Moody Amphitheater at Waterloo Park can get tricky. Luckily, you can reserve and pay for a nearby parking spot ahead of time with our flexible parking SmartPass.
Simply scan your QR code for in/out access and safely park your car just minutes away from the venue. Stop driving around and avoid parking tickets, with Smarking.
Parking Near The Moody Amphitheater at Waterloo Park
There are a few paid meters and free parking garages close to the Moody Amphitheater, but if you are attending an event, or any of the nearby venues are hosting one, make sure to arrive early as these garages can fill up very quickly. The Waterloo Park parking hours, including the Moody Amphitheater, are from 5:00 am to 10:00 pm, and they may change on event days.
Here's where you can park nearby.
State Parking Garage
The Texas Facilities garages are located between 12th St. and 17th St. along San Jacinto Blvd and Trinity St, Austin, TX 78701. Traffic in the south Red River area can get heavy, so try accessing the garages from the 15th to save some time.
Garage F - 1311 San Jacinto Blvd
Garage A - 1401 San Jacinto Blvd
Garage B - 1600-1698 Trinity St.
Garage G - 300-498 E 17th St.
Capitol Visitors - 1201 San Jacinto Blvd.
These State garages are a good option to park for free on weekdays in the downtown area of Austin. The first two hours are free and after that, it's $2 per hour with a max of $12. On weekends and special events, access to these garages is not always free.
To provide equitable access, and in compliance with The Americans With Disabilities Act, the Moody Amphitheater also has ADA parking spaces available on event days. The availability is first-come-first-served on all State garages. The designated ADA entrance is located at 1401 N. Trinity St.
The Littlefield Garage, located on 508 Brazos St. is a good option close to the Waterloo Park and the Moody Amphitheater. The rates go from $2 for 20 minutes up to $24 to park overnight but it does not allow in and out access. Keep in mind their rates are sometimes higher during events, so if you are visiting any of the nearby parks, it's worth double-checking their prices ahead of time.
The Waterloo Greenway Surroundings
The Moody Amphitheater is part of the city Waterloo Greenway, which is a 1.5-mile park system on Red River St, along the Waller Creek. The Waterloo Park and Symphony Square are also part of this iconic green space bringing the Austin community together in its stunning hill country gardens.
Whether you are visiting any of these attractions within the park, or other popular locations around the area, the Smarking garage is a convenient option, in the heart of downtown. However, if you're not lucky enough to find a spot, you may want to try looking for parking around W Austin, it's only 6 minutes away.
Here are some other attractions to visit in the area.
The Texas Capitol is a National Historic Landmark and a tribute to the story of the Lone Star State. It's one of the Nation's most remarkable state capitols. During your visit, enjoy fun exhibits, beautiful landscapes, ornate architecture, and informative guided tours to learn more about the historic Austin Capitol. It's a must-see for visitors and locals alike.
If you have extra time, stick around to enjoy the numerous beautiful monuments on the grounds of the Capitol. Among other stunning landmarks, you'll find the African American History Memorial, the Vietnam Veterans Monument and The Price of Liberty Monument. Discover the best parking rates for Texas Capitol.
Blanton Museum of Art
Just a short walk from Waterloo Park, you'll find one of the largest and most complete art collections in Central Texas. The Blanton Museum of Art at The University of Texas has a year-round schedule of excellent exhibitions, showcasing art from abstract expressionism to European paintings and Greek pottery. Don't miss a visit next time you're around the Waterloo Park or the downtown area of Austin. Discover Blanton Museum Of Art parking here.
The Indeed Tower is the sixth tallest tower in Austin, offering class-A office amenities, a conference center, rooftop terraces, big retail, and restaurant spaces, as well as a 17,000 square-foot urban green space and outdoor oasis.
This standout skyscraper is located in Austin's Central Business District, right on 6th Street, which means you'll be within walking distance from hundreds of restaurants, bars, coffee shops, and over 60 event venues. Whether you're in for business or assisting an event, this space and its surroundings will keep you busy for hours. Relax and enjoy a breath of fresh air.
With little-to-no free parking available in downtown Austin, State garages usually fill up very quickly. Unless you like driving around and arriving late to the events, reserving a space to park ahead of time is your best bet.
The Indeed Tower garage is a few minutes away from the Moody Amphitheater at Waterloo Park, and with the SmartPass, you can reserve your spot for the day online with the best rates in the area. Safely park your car in our garage and enjoy worry-free event nights. Check out Smarking's Indeed Tower parking garages.
The Long Center for the Performing Arts
Located along Lady Bird Lake, Austin's central music hub hosts year-round events featuring new and steadfast musical artists as well as internationally-renowned scholars, authors and actors in family-friendly stage performances. It's only a few minutes away from Waterloo Park and the Smarking parking garage.
There's always something new and interesting going on at The Long Center. Enjoy a dream-like acoustic performance at the Dell Hall, a one-of-a-kind theater experience at the Rollins Studio, or step outside for breathtaking views of the city skyline at the H-E-B Terrace. Only a short 10-minute drive away from Moody Amphitheater, check out The Long Center parking options.
DKR Texas Memorial Stadium
If you're a sports enthusiast, attending a football game at the Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium must be a top priority for you. This state-of-the-art facility is on the campus of the University of Texas, and has been home to the Longhorns football team since 1924. It's among the largest football stadiums in the U.S, and the energy of the locals along with great views and food will make your visit a unique experience.
During game days, finding a nearby place to park will be almost impossible, so reserve your spot at the Smarking garage, just minutes away from the venue and enjoy the game. If you can't find any spots nearby, try looking for available parking on 6th Street which is only 5 minutes away from the DKR Texas Memorial Stadium.