As of October 1, 2022, Mueller will remain accepting reservations for the Browning Hangar until June 1, 2023
For Branch Park Pavilion, Mueller is currently only accepting reservation requests for September 1, 2021 or later
Mueller hosts events of varying size and scope year-round, from small birthday parties to community celebrations to several annual 5Kraces that bring in thousands of attendees.
What event would you like to host here?
Austin's Premiere Event Location
A Neighborhood Feel in the Heart of Austin
Mueller is one of the nation’s most notable mixed-income, mixed-use communities located in the heart of Austin. The 700-acre site of Austin’s former airport is being transformed into a diverse, sustainable, compatible, revitalizing, and fiscally-responsible master-planned community. More than a dozen venues are available for event requests.
Almost a dozen spectacular event sites, all for your choosing
Choose from any of the following event sites: Lake Park Amphitheater, Browning Hangar, Fire Pit, Lake Park, Northwest Greenway Pavilion and Playscape, Paggi Square, Ella Wooten Park, Branch Park, John Gaines Park, Jessie Andrews Park and Branch Park Pavilion
Intimate spaces for small groups
How to Reserve Space at Mueller
General Booking Process
For any of the Mueller event sites, a booking request must be submitted online (located on each event site page) to start the process. Generally we cannot discuss a hypothetical event. General questions can be directed here. Applications are processed first come-first serve.
The timeframe for review often depends on the scope of your event and how detailed your application is, but generally it takes one to two weeks to review and get back to you.
We do our best to accommodate any last-minute events or get-togethers, however please know that all small events must be submitted at least 72 hours or three business days prior to the event for consideration.
Large events require at least 180 day notice and it is highly likely we will ask you to provide additional information and a site meeting will be required.
Once approved you will be sent an email outlining event insurance requirements and an invoice with event fees and deposits. Your invoice may require payments to several different entities. Still have questions? Click here to contact us.
Although there have been no cases of COVID-19 or coronavirus reported in or around Mueller, out of an abundance of caution, we have decided to decline any event requests, including small groups, through September 1, 2021.
Currently, Mueller parks are open for recreational use, but we encourage recommended social distancing. We will continue to evaluate health precautions recommended by the CDC, WHO or local government, and we may continue to decline requests after September 1.
We will update this page as more information is known. We appreciate everyone’s understanding.
BACK to the VENUES
The size, set up and scope of your event determines the total cost of having your event at Mueller. Small personal events, typically between 25 and 50 people, require a $25 usage and maintenance fee. Fees for larger events are a minimum of $5,000. Fees for filming requests are based on impact and start at $500 for the first 4-hour block and $100 per hour after that. We also require a $1,500 deposit.
Mueller’s park spaces are open for public access but are privately owned, maintained and funded at this time by the Mueller Master Property Owners’ Association so a use fee is required for groups over 20 people to cover the cost of increased cleaning and trash pickup caused by larger groups.
No Private Parties
Mueller parks and the Browning Hangar cannot generally host private events such as weddings, family reunions, graduation celebrations or birthday parties if they are more than 50 attendees. Private parties under 50 attendees with limited set up are allowed (no tents, chairs, music, food, deliveries, etc.)
Despite anything that appears to be the contrary, your event will not be exclusive. Other park patrons will likely be around. We do not "reserve" certain tables for you including the pavilion in the Northwest Greenway. These are open to the public parks. Your fee is for the impact your group has to the park, not a reservation and your fee will not be refunded.
Electricity or water are not generally available for events, please do not assume these will be available. There are special accommodations that may be made for larger events using the Browning Hangar and the Lake Park Amphitheatre. Please note on your application if you’ll need access to power and/or water.
Events are subject to all City of Austin permit requirements. Event organizers must provide copies of all applicable permits to Mueller upon request. A checklist can be found at https://www.austintexas.gov/ace-event-planning-guide/special-event-permitting-process
under the heading “City Special Event Permitting Checklist.” Estimated attendance, food, alcohol, amplified sound and tents can all trigger permit requirements.
Field Trips (under 100 students) are allowed with appropriate adult supervision. All attendees are expected to pick up and haul out their own trash. Mueller Master Community Association is not responsible for any injuries and there are no park staff or lifeguards on duty.
Filming in the public right of way (roadways and sidewalks) must be approved by the City of Austin. Filming at Mueller Parks, construction sites, the Browning Hangar or Mueller Central must be approved by the corresponding property owner. Filming on Aldrich Street must be approved by property owner and Aldrich Street tenants.