Waller Creek meanders through the heart of the Eastwoods neighborhood and creates a beautiful green-belt that adds a lot of charm to the neighborhood. Eastwoods Park, is defined on its east side by the creek as it flows southward through attractively eroded banks of Cretaceous limestone for about six miles to join Lady Bird Lake (Colorado River). The creek is characterized by a rolling terrain and expansive clay soils which support a variety of vegetation, including oak and juniper trees.
Judge Edwin Waller (November 4, 1800 – January 3, 1881), for whom Waller Creek is named, was an entrepreneur, signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence and designer of Austin's downtown grid plan. On January 13, 1840, he was elected the first mayor of Austin.