Neighborhood 4th of July Parade

Photo by Leah Golden

The July 4 Neighborhood Parade is an annual Barton Hills tradition not to be missed! Mark your calendars now to meet at the Barton Hills Market at 8:30 AM on July 4 with your decorated bike, stroller, wagon, or pet. The Parade down Barton Hills Drive to the Barton Hills Elementary playground starts at 9:00 AM.

Guest Marshals for the 22nd annual BHNA 4th of July parade are Sunny and John Luther. After arrival at the playground Scouts will present the colors and lead the Pledge of Allegiance. We’ll sing the national anthem and enjoy games, cookies, cold watermelon, ice cream, and snow cones. Prizes will be awarded for the best decorated float, vehicle, bike, pet, and more.

BHNA Parade Committee Chair Carol Mann is seeking volunteers to help with this festive event. You can contact her at

Be sure to thank our generous 2015 Parade Sponsors!

 

Blues on the Green 2015

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The annual “Blues on the Green” concert series at Zilker Park is underway. This event has a significant impact upon our neighborhood, so you may want to review the information below provided by the City of Austin and plan your travel accordingly.

Additional information can be found at the Blues on the Green web site.

EVENT DATES/SCHEDULE

  • Event Dates: May 27, June 24, July 22, August 5
  • Rain Dates: June 3, 10, 17, July 15, 29 & Aug 12
  • Time: 8:00pm – 10:00pm

MESSAGING

  • On air announcements on KGSR that promote alternative transportation (parking garages, bus routes, and biking)
  • Bike share information on website promoting using bike share transportation to event
  • Heavy social media messaging about alternative transportation options
  • Temporary digital signs on Mopac to inform the public of the event and to aid in traffic flow
  • Variable message boards prior to each event (slated for eastbound Barton Springs and north/southbound Lamar)
  • “No Parking” signage along southbound frontage from Rollingwood Drive to 2244
  • Phone number for parking violations: 512-633-8507
  • Neighborhood Call In Line – 311

PARKING/TRANSPORTATION

Bus Routes
Lamar at Barton Springs
• SOUTHBOUND – Routes 3, 338, 803 runs until 12:30am – http://www.capmetro.org/gismaps/stops/4070.html
• NORTHBOUND = Routes 3, 338, 803 runs until 12:30am – http://www.capmetro.org/gismaps/stops/781.html

Barton Springs at Zilker Park
• Route 30 Southbound/Westbound) until 10pm – http://www.capmetro.org/gismaps/stops/2160.html
• Route 30 Northbound/Eastbound until 10:45pm – http://www.capmetro.org/gismaps/stops/2145.html

Veterans at Atlanta, near Austin High (Stop ID 19)
• Route 4 Eastbound, until 11:19am | Route 4 Westbound, until 12:00am – http://www.capmetro.org/gismaps/stops/1977.html

#801 MetroRapid runs every 12-20 minutes with stops at Barton Springs Station, Auditorium Shores, and South Congress

Parking Garages

  • One Texas Center – 764 vehicles
  • Palmer Events Center – 1200 vehicles (available on May 27th and July 22nd)
  • Austin High School – 600 vehicles

On Site Parking

  • Stratford holds 500-800 vehicles and Polo Fields hold 800-1000 vehicles

Bike Parking

  • 50 Bike racks – Each rack holds 15 bikes – this can accommodate 750+ bikes

APD STAFFING – 1 SUPERVISOR, 12 OFFICERS
3 Officers working along Barton Springs for traffic control and assisting with pedestrian traffic at the following locations:

  • Barton Springs/Stratford
  • Barton Springs/between William Barton and Lou Neff
  • Barton Springs/Lou Neff Crosswalk/2nd Exit at Polo Fields

2 Officers – only allow residents through the barricade

  • Shut down Lund at Robert E. Lee & Bluebonnet at Dexter

3 Officers at eastbound Barton Springs at Robert E Lee to help direct traffic along Barton Springs.

  • 5 Officers dedicated for neighborhood/ keeping traffic from parking illegally:
  • Keep vehicles from parking along the frontage roads of Mopac from Columbus to 2244
  • Keep vehicles from parking along Robert E Lee from Barton Springs to Spring Creek Drive

3 Officers (includes one supervisor) roving in Neighborhood for parking violations/towing if needed

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We are getting geared up for our annual National Trails Day celebration by hosting a work day on Saturday, June 6, at the Homedale Trail section of the Barton Creek Greenbelt – assuming that we have a break in this long spell of rain! We are all anxious to get outside and do some physical labor on behalf of this gift of public land.

We will start sign-in and a breakfast tacos boost at 8:45 am, and organize into project teams at 9:00 am. Our work will include trail repairs and drainage improvements, invasives removal, graffiti treatment, and gathering trash and debris. We provide the necessary tools and supplies and team leaders.

Be sure to bring a water bottle and wear protective clothing (long sleeves and pants, socks and sturdy shoes). We provide tools and supplies and team leaders for the work tasks.

Register through the Austin Parks Foundation website:
http://austinparks.org/multi-project-list.html?eventid=936&pid=b7bdfdc31d8bbf90&action=selectproject

We look forward to working with you!

Glee Ingram
Greenbelt Guardians Coordinator
(512) 441-3278

http://greenbeltguardians.org

 
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