2015 ACL Festival Neighborhood Information


The following information was provided by the City of Austin and C3 Presents to help our neighborhood prepare for the upcoming Austin City Limits Music Festival:

ACL Music Festival will take place over two consecutive weekends: Friday, October 2nd at 11am to Sunday, October 4th at 10pm and Friday, October 9th at 11am to Sunday, October 11th at 10pm. The overall footprint of the event has not changed. Please see the map on the following page for closures. Preparatory closures are beginning the Friday before and will remain in place until the Monday after the festival.

Barton Springs Pool is open AT ALL TIMES during normal hours. During festival days parking is protected at the south gate lot off Robert E. Lee for pool swimmers. In addition, Auditorium Shores will be open at all times for general and off-leash use.

Zilker Park, and all Austin parks, are non-smoking venues. Festival patrons will be directed to smoke outside the festival gates on the street. All passholders will be allowed to exit and re-enter the Festival grounds during the event. If you choose to smoke outside of the Festival, be mindful and responsibly discard cigarettes.

This year Barton Springs Road will be closed on festival show days to all vehicle traffic starting at Sterzing Street. Cars will be able to make a u-turn on Barton Springs Road OR turn right onto Sterzing Street and be directed to South Lamar Blvd. This closure will reduce the amount of vehicles allowed into the neighborhoods and will create a safe crossing for pedestrians at Robert E Lee and Barton Springs Road.

Sept. 21 – Oct. 24, closed to the public Oct. 16, festival load out ends
Oct. 19 – 23, park maintenance

at Nature Center Dr & Barton Springs Rd

Sept. 23 & 24, 7:00am – 10:00pm daily
Oct. 2 12:01am – Oct. 5 3:00am
Oct. 9 12:01am – Oct. 12 3:00am
Oct. 13 & 14, 7:00am – 10pm daily

at Sterzing St & Rollingwood Dr

Oct. 2 12:01am – Oct. 5 3:00am
Oct. 9 12:01am – Oct. 12 3:00am

During this time, a portion of the areas in and surrounding Zilker Park will be accessible to the public including Barton Springs, Rugby Field and the Botanical Gardens and Austin Nature and Science Center.

Due to the increase in restricted parking areas, appropriate signage will be installed earlier, as well as allowing for time for corrections prior to the event commencing.

These signs are valid upon installation. Please adhere to the signage. The restricted parking area signage will stay UP between weekends. They remain valid during this time period.

Neighborhood Call-In Line — 512-806-7906
Noise Complaints — Call the neighborhood call-in line, or 311.
Festival Questions —

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Greenbelt Fans,

It’s time to contribute some TLC to our treasured Barton Creek Greenbelt, after it has endured both record-breaking spring rains and summer heat. We will be focusing our attention on the areas of the greenbelt accessed by the Gus Fruh entry. It will be great to get back to work on this special part of the trail, in celebration of National Public Lands Day, on Saturday, September 26, from 9 am to noon.

The link to sign up on the Austin Parks Foundation website is: http://austinparks.org/multi-project-list.html?eventid=994&pid=07205adf7775890b
There will also be other volunteer groups working in other areas along the greenbelt trail on this special day.

We will get some auxiliary help with invasive plant removal from the Texas Conservation Corps, thanks to a grant awarded to the Greenbelt Guardians. We will also focus on repairing some of the trail ruts and washout caused by the heavy rainstorms. There’s lots of pruning back needed for tree and shrub growth extending into the trail, plus some stepping stone and masonry repairs on both sides of the swimming hole. And there are a few repairs needed to the wood rails alongside the steep slopes along the switchback entry trail.

Thanks to our Barton Hills Neighborhood Association, we will provide tasty tacos to energize us for our work. Our team leaders will provide guidance and instruction for all of the tasks, and we will provide the necessary tools and supplies for the work to be done. It’s a good idea to bring your own favorite set of work gloves, and wear close-toed shoes, long sleeves & long pants for protection.

Thanks for your support!


Glee Ingram
Greenbelt Guardians Coordinator
(512) 441-3278



BHNA General Meeting Tuesday July 28



Please attend the quarterly meeting of the Barton Hills Neighborhood Association on Tuesday, July 28th, at St. Marks Episcopal Church. Dinner will be served at 6:00pm and the meeting will start at 7:00pm.

BHNA Treasurer David Poisson will preside over the meeting. The City Council has appointed me to the Planning Commission. It meets that night, so I cannot be at the BHNA meeting. BHNA Vice-President Carlisle Hamling will be out of town that night, so presiding officer duties have fallen to David.

The agenda is as follows:

1. Meeting convenes.

2. Brief announcements.

3. Discussion of BHNA elections at the October 2016 BHNA meeting. Request for volunteers to serve on Nominations Committee to recruit 2016 officers.

4. Committee and Officer Reports:

Austin Neighborhoods Council
Area Development
Neighborhood Park Improvement
Neighborhood Watch
Emergency Preparedness
Community Partnerships

5. Presentation regarding possible bond proposition for a new Civil and Family Courts Complex.

6. Presentation regarding future parking plans for Austin City Limits and other major events in Zilker Park.

7. Other business.

Tom Nuckols
BHNA President

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