Popular Site of Downtown Farmers Market Finally Reopens

One of the best things about living in Austin is our vibrant foodie scene. We’re not just talking about our amazing range of diverse restaurants, but Austin’s food truck and street food scene could be – and should be – considered among the best in the world. It’s dynamic, accessible, and always loads of fun.

After being closed for over a year, finally, the Republic Square downtown park has officially reopened. This heralds the much-anticipated return of the popular SPF Farmers’ Market, that made this lush green space a central attraction in the heart of downtown, but was forced out to allow the installation of a water line through the park’s center.

Republic Square’s closure in May 2016 meant the farmers’ market had to be held on the fringes of the park and on the courthouse steps, with people struggling to find a place to sit, relax, and just “be.” The Austin Parks Foundation took the opportunity to spruce the green space during construction, with improved paths, more seating, and additional plantings.

Republic Square reopened its gates on October 5th, with the grand opening scheduled to be held at the beginning of the new market season, next spring. The downtown park is located at West 4th Street and Guadalupe. It’s a much-needed green space in the heart of our city, and a great place to meet and hang out outdoors for lunch or after work.

As one of the busiest bus stops in Austin, it’s a central hub for those accessing the city and we’re certain that once the spring rolls around, Republic Square will once again establish itself as an integral part of Austin’s lively foodie scene. Our opinion? Well, we all agree, never before has the reopening of a park made us so hungry!