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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2015 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, 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.

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.

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

STRATFORD DRIVE
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

BARTON SPRINGS ROAD
at Sterzing St & Rollingwood Dr

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

ROADS REOPEN OCT. 5-8
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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2014 ACL Festival Neighborhood Information

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Music lovers from Austin and around the world will descend upon Zilker Park for ACL Festival the weekends of October 3-5 and 10-12 this year. With average daily attendance of 75,000 people, this event has a significant impact upon our neighborhood. Below is useful information provided by the City of Austin to help you be prepared.

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Event Details and Closure Periods

Load in commences Sept. 22
Stratford Road closed Sept. 24-25
Concert schedule Oct. 3-5, 11 AM-10 PM daily
Roads/Park South opens Oct. 6-9 (see details below)
Concert schedule Oct. 10-12, 11 AM-10 PM daily
Stratford Road closed Oct. 14-15, 7 AM-10 PM
Load out ends Oct. 17
Park maintenance Oct. 18-26 (minimum anticipated)

 

Zilker Park Open Areas And Barton Spring Pool Details

  • OPEN AT ALL TIMES – Barton Springs Pool is open AT ALL TIMES during normal hours. During concert days preferred close in parking is protected at the south gate lot off Robert E. Lee for pool swimmers. This includes ADA accessible parking.
  • CLOSED ON EVENT DAYS ONLY – Zilker Park – Rugby Field, parking lots, playscape, polo field.
    – Open weekdays until 10 pm Thursday night before each concert these spaces will be open. Expect higher traffic on Thursdays.
    – Austin Nature and Science Center and Zilker Botanical Gardens are ONLY closed on the Friday-Sunday concert period.

OTHER SPACES:

  • Auditorium Shores Middle Lawn, and Butler Park will be open at all times for park users.

Dedicated Neighborhood ROVING Patrol

  1. 10 officers and 1 sergeant – Roving 10 am until approximately 11 pm daily. This dedicated unit will be roving and responding to issues/concerns throughout the impacted neighborhoods.
  2. 2 APD Officers (on Bikes) in the Barton Creek Greenbelt, 12pm-8pm

Neighborhood Call-In Line – 512-646-0909

  • 10 am – approximately 11 pm Friday-Sunday (everyone’s call-in number)

Low Flying Aircraft

FAA low flying aircraft information. The San Antonio Flight Standards District Office (FSDO) is the office that would take complaints about safety violations. That number is (800) 292-2023.

The FAA does not, however, take calls regarding nuisance complaints. Nuisance/aircraft noise complaints would go to the Aviation Department. Stephen Dick would be the point of contact for those. Number is (512) 530-5541.

Parking Restriction Signage

NO PARKING SIGNAGE will be installed earlier due to the increase in restricted parking areas, as well as allowing for time for corrections prior to the event commencing. These signs are valid upon installation, PLEASE ADHERE TO THE SIGNAGE.

Helpful Tip: Want to save parking near your house? Put your vehicle curbside, in the unsigned area of the road! Remember to face the correct direction of travel! Then your guests can use your driveway!

General Violations

  • Examples of what to call in….
  • Parking within 30? of the approach to a stop sign.
  • Parking or blocking within 15? of a fire hydrant.
  • Parking left wheel to curb. (cars parked facing against traffic).
  • If a car blocks YOUR driveway. Some neighbors may permit people to block their OWN driveway.
  • Illegal vending/sales questions in the immediate festival area.

Helpful Neighborhood Reminders

  • Please don’t put barriers in the street. It is public property and the police remove them.
  • Restricted parking areas are prohibited parking areas for all persons.
  • Immobilized cars should be moved out of restricted parking areas.

Noise Complaints

  • Neighborhood call-in line: 512-646-0909, or 311

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