2016 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, 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.

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.

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

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

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

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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July 26 BHNA General Meeting Agenda


Hi Folks,

I wanted to post the upcoming July 26th meeting agenda in advance. I have been fielding a lot of complaints from neighborhood residents who have been either directly or indirectly impacted by the Barton Creek greenbelt use this spring and summer.

Although it seems the problem is now remedied by the creek drying up I thought it would be good to have officers from the Austin Police Department, Park Police Department and Austin Park Ranger come and give us a presentation outlining their jurisdiction regarding how they monitor and enforce activities in and around the creek, since our neighborhood has two public access points and a few non official access points.

This will be your chance to talk to these representatives about any issues you may have if you are affected by the public use at the greenbelt.

The meeting is at St. Mark’s Church. Dinner is at 6pm, meeting starts at 7pm.

Please come on out and be part of the neighborhood association!

See you there!

BHNA President


Barton Hills Neighborhood Association

Meeting Agenda – July 26, 2016

1. Meeting Convenes

2. Brief Announcements

  • Welcome new members
  • 4th of July parade recap

3. Approval of Minutes

4. Treasurer’s Report

5. ANC Report– Jerilyn Green/Kay Killen

6. Neighborhood Committee Reports:

  • Neighborhood Park Improvement – Roy Smithers
  • Greenbelt Guardians – Glee Ingram
  • Traffic Calming – Vanessa Gonzalez
  • Neighborhood Watch – Reid Sullivan

7. Discussion regarding Greenbelt/Creek Issues with the Austin Police Department, Park Police Department, Park Ranger.

8. Other Business

9. Meeting Adjourns


Barton Hills Drive is scheduled for routine street maintenance (resurfacing) in the next few months. By coordinating with this resurfacing, the Austin Transportation Department (ATD) has the opportunity to modify the street striping with little to no effect on project cost and duration. ATD is assessing restriping options that could improve safety and mobility for all road users.

Typical proposed striping along Barton Hills Drive will have a two-way protected bikeway on the west side of the street and a parking lane on the east side of the street as shown in Figure 1. Special design consideration will be given to improved pedestrian crossings in response to numerous requests from citizens.


In order to add bicycle facilities on Barton Hills Drive, on-street motor vehicle parking will be prohibited at certain locations as listed below and in Figure 2. To relieve congestion on Barton Hills Drive during school pick-up and drop-off times, a westbound right turn lane will be added to facilitate entry into the elementary driveway. Homedale Drive will remain open to two-way traffic as listed below and in Figure 3. In addition, inorder to enable the construction of sidewalks on Briarcrest Drive, approximately 350 feet of the south side of Briarcrest Drive will have parking prohibited.

? Barton Hills Drive (from Robert E. Lee to Barton Skyway) – prohibit parking on the west side of the street.


In order to ensure the most appropriate allocation of street space, ATD is seeking feedback from local residents and other users of this street prior to determining final plans. You can obtain additional information about this mobility project and provide feedback at an open house on Tuesday, June 28, from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm in the library of Barton Hills Elementary School, 2108 Barton Hills Drive, Austin, TX 78704. Feedback based on local experience frequently results in improvements to initial project proposals. If necessary, modifications to this proposal can be made after input received at the open house. If you cannot attend this open house and have questions or comments, please contact Mike Schofield at 974-7834 or .

View/download Barton Hills (REL to Barton Skyway) Third Email Notification.pdf

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