Due to inclement weather on March 5, the Zilker Kite Festival was rescheduled for March 12.

Hi Neighbors,

The Zilker Kite Festival is in one week on March 5th starting at 10am going until 5pm. I have attached all the information provided by the Austin Parks Department.

Barton Springs Rd will be closed starting at 7am that Sunday March 5th from Sterzing to the Mopac access Rd. See attached map.

Neighborhood no parking will be similar to ACL festival. Namely one side of the street will be no parking from Hollow Creek to the southern Deerfoot Trail. See attached map.

Please dial 311 for any issues or complaints related to the event, whether sound or parking related.

The Moss Fest will be holding a children’s concert during the kite festival from 10am to approximately 1:30pm at Lou Neff point which is North East corner of the park (where Blues on the Green and the main ACL stage is located). The Barton Hills Elementary Choir will be performing at 10am.

This is one of my favorite Austin festivals so hopefully we have a nice sunny day and a strong wind so all the kites will be airborne!

Hope to see you down there!

David Poisson
BHNA President

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2015 Zilker Kite Festival Information

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The following information was provided to our neighborhood association by the Austin Parks and Recreation Department Office of Special Events in preparation for the annual Zilker Kite Festival scheduled for Sunday, March 1:

Web Links

Event Details and Closure Periods

Zilker Park Open Areas And Barton Spring Pool Details

  • Barton Springs Pool is currently closed for cleaning, and will be closed during this event.
  • Robert E Lee Parking Lot – will be staffed for park trail users. Event parkers will NOT be able to park in this lot.
  • Zilker Park – open at all times on the south side except on event day.
  • Zilker Park – open on the north side up until approximately 2 pm on Saturday for load-in purposes.  The park grounds are still open; users should park on the south side and use the pedestrian crosswalk. Lou Neff will be dedicated at that time to festival traffic for load in purposes.

OTHER SPACES:

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

Dedicated Neighborhood ROVING Patrol

APD officers have been scheduled for dedicated neighborhood ticketing/enforcement. Please call 311 as noted below to have a request sent over in real time to the event site.

Neighborhood Call-In Line: 311

The city has enhanced the way we are using 311. 311 will be sending all traffic/parking and sound complaints immediately to the event site City contacts in real time. Please have vehicle make/model and street address ready to report parking violations.

Parking Restrictions

  • NO PARKING SIGNAGE will be installed 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 Some neighbors may permit people to block their OWN driveway.
  • Illegal vending/sales questions in the immediate festival area.

Shuttles / Bike Parking

  • Dedicated festival shuttles run from 2 locations.  See KITE FESTIVAL WEBSITE FOR SCHEDULE/DETAILS.
  • Bike to the event – bike rack is located at the rugby field.
  • Parking at the park is NOT encouraged.  It is limited and fills very early in the morning.
  • EXTENSIVE illegal parking/towing patrols operate in the area neighborhoods.
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