2016 ACL Festival Neighborhood Information

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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, September 30th at 11am to Sunday, October 2th at 10pm and Friday, October 7th at 11am to Sunday, October 9th at 10pm. 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.

SCHEDULED CLOSURES
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.

BARTON SPRINGS ROAD
at Sterzing St & Rollingwood Dr
Sept. 30 12:01am – Oct. 3 6:00am
Oct. 7 12:01am – Oct. 10 6:00am

ZILKER PARK GREAT LAWN
Sept. 19 – Oct. 22, closed to the public
Oct. 14, festival load out ends
Oct. 17 – 21, park maintenance

STRATFORD DRIVE
at Nature Center Dr & Barton Springs Rd
Sept. 21 & 22, 7:00am – 10:00pm daily Sept. 30 12:01am – Oct. 3 3:00am
Oct. 7 12:01am – Oct. 10 3:00am
Oct. 11 & 12, 7:00am – 10pm daily

ROADS REOPEN OCT. 3-6
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.

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

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2016 July 4 Neighborhood Parade

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Greetings Barton Hills,

Please come out on the 4th of July morning to participate in the Barton Hills 4th of July Parade and after party. Family, friends and visitors are certainly welcome !!!

We will be assembling at the Barton Hills Market at 8:30am. The parade will begin at 9am, with the procession led by Austin Fire Department Station 11 fire truck, and we will conclude at Barton Hills Elementary for the after party.

Our parade marshal this year will be Barton Hills resident and Austin City Council District 5 representative Ann Kitchen.

Our great Greenbelt Guardians will be marching in the procession. Girl Scout Troop 773, Brownies Troop 130, and Cub Scout Pack 14 will be in the parade.

We encourage everyone to wear their Red White and Blue !!!!

We will be having a contest for the kids! There will be prizes for the TOP 3 decorated Bicycles and TOP 3 Wagons/Carts !!!

Last but not least, do you have a dog that likes to dress up ??? We will have a prize for the MOST PATRIOTIC POOCH !!!!

If you have a classic car or fancy Harley motorcycle we welcome you to join the procession.

If you want to make a float please do!

* Of note, this is a family event and we are not allowing commercial advertising on vehicles or floats. If you want to be a sponsor please contact Carol Mann at 512-695-3057 or

After parade party will be held at Barton Hills Elementary. Please see all the details below:

Barton Hills 2016 4th of July Parade

8:30am – Assemble at Barton Hills Market for parade march
9:00am – Parade Begins

Parade will be led by Austin Fire Department Station 11
Ann Kitchen, City Council District 5 Rep and Barton Hills resident, will be Parade Marshal
Parade will include:

  • Girl Scout Troop 773 and Brownies Troop 130
  • Cub Scout Pack 14
  • Greenbelt Gauardians
  • Classic Cars
  • All of our great neighbors wearing their Red White and Blue
  • All the neighborhood kids with their decorated bicycles and wagons
  • All the patriotic pooches and puppies

Parade After Party at Barton Hills Elementary:

  • Star Spangled Banner sung by BH resident Laurie Mechler
  • Watermelon and Cookies
  • Parade Contest winners announced
  • Vendors: Jim Jim’s Ice and Amy’s Ice Cream
  • Finger Printing by Constable’s Office
 

2016 Blues on the Green information

BOTG-2016-logoHi Neighbors,

It’s that time of the year again and the Blues on the Green summer concert series is going to be starting on Wednesday May 25. There will be four shows again this year. I will include all dates/rain dates, event time, and traffic information below. See attached documents for specific event information from KGSR and three traffic maps.

Dates: May 25, June 22, July 13, August 3
(Rain Dates: June 8, June 29, July 20, August 10)

Time: 8-10pm

NEIGHBORHOOD CALL IN LINE: 311

Traffic Information:

Traffic control times are 4pm to 10pm. Police will be stationed at the intersection of Barton Springs and Robert E Lee.

Lane Closures:

Robert E Lee will be blocked off at 9pm allowing only northbound traffic to turn eastbound on to Barton Springs Rd.

One lane closure will occur at 9:30pm on Barton Springs Road.
Westbound from Sterzing , eastbound from Columbus.

Full closure of Barton Springs will most likely occur at the end of the concert at 10pm, this will be determined by the police for each event.

Drop Off Zone: Drop off zone set up on Sterzing Road

South Lot of Barton Springs Pool will have attendants at south entry way and only pool parking will be allowed.

If you have any questions please reply and I will attempt to answer them or direct you to the parks department for further help.

Take care,
David


BHNA President

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