A place unlike any other in Austin.
One of the most popular public parks in all of Austin, Republic Square, awaits your group next!
This park was a part of Austin's original city design by Edwin Waller, which called for 1 main public park and 4 smaller ones scattered throughout. Republic Square was one of the smaller ones, first called Hamilton Square.
The park has a vibrant cultural history, the neighborhood once known as 'Mexico' due to the prominent Mexican and Tejano community. There were several churches around the area, causing the nickname 'Guadalupe Park'. There were/are also countless traditional Mexican eateries all throughout the area;
'Mexican culture is the soul of Republic Square and a critical component of that culture is food'.
Today Republic Square is a neighborhood meeting place for visitors, locals, and families to enjoy, an active urban green space in the heart of downtown. There are daily activities and regular events here, with something for everyone to enjoy. Depending on the time of your visit you may encounter live music, outdoor movies, fitness classes, or maybe the highly popular Saturday morning Sustainable Food Center's Farmer's Market, which has been running since 2003. There are pieces of public artwork scattered throughout, such as the photo-popular Blackbird stone sculpture. You can take part in any happening events while here, or simply enjoy a nice stroll around the park for some fresh air, exercise, and Austin people-watching.
There is a new full-service cafe onsite for your enjoyment as well, Salt + Time Cafe, serving up breakfast, sandwiches, salads, and hot and cold beverages.