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, Oct. 6th through Sunday, Oct. 8th; and Friday, Oct. 13th through Sunday, Oct. 15th, from noon to 10 PM on Friday, and 11 AM to 10 PM on Saturday/Sunday.

The event will significantly affect area traffic conditions and public recreational use of the park on both load in/out and event days. Neighborhood NO PARKING restrictions are in effect. Signed “no parking areas” are actively enforced only on event days (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday). The ACL Festival web site offers extensive information about transportation to/from the event.

Azie Morton (between Barton Hills Drive and Barton Springs Road) will be closed from 11 AM to 11:59 PM each day of the festival. Barton Springs Road through Zilker Park will be closed starting Thursday at 8 PM until 11:59 PM on Sunday, both weekends. No vehicular traffic will be allowed on Barton Springs Road from South Lamar to Sterzing from 9 PM to 11 PM both weekends.  For load in/out Barton Springs Road will have varying lane closures on Saturday, Sept. 30 and Monday, Oct. 2 through Thursday, Oct. 5 and Monday, Oct. 16 through Wednesday, Oct. 18.

The maps linked below offer a high-level overview of the scheduled street closures and transportation options for patrons to travel to Zilker Park from outside the surrounding neighborhoods. Please visit the city event pages for detailed park access maps.

Barton Springs Pool is open at all times during normal hours. During Festival days parking is protected at the south gate lot off Azie Morton Rd. for pool swimmers. In addition, Auditorium Shores will be open at all times for general and off-leash use.




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Join us for our meeting July 25


Here’s the agenda for tonight’s BHNA meeting at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church. There’s a lot of important stuff going on right now, so we hope you’ll join us and get informed and involved.

Social hour with snacks starts at 6:00 and the meeting itself starts at 7:00.

See you there!

Stan Ostrum
BHNA Vice President, Acting President



Tuesday July 25, 2023
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church Fellowship Hall

6:00 Social hour and snacks

7:00 Call to order

7:05 Introductions and announcements

7:10 Approval of April 2023 meeting minutes

7:12 Treasurer’s report

7:15 Community Park – update on maintenance plan and request for funding – Keith Hegner and Melissa Hawthorne

7:30 Committee on Area Development
update on Zilker Park Vision Plan – David Weinberg update on Brodie Oaks PUD – Melissa
new zoning proposals – Melissa

8:00 Emergency Preparedness – BH Wildfire Management Plan – Craig Smith 8:30 Adjourn


Family, friends, and visitors are all welcome! You can participate by joining the parade or watch as spectator in your lawn chair on the sidelines of Barton Hills Drive.
It’s the one day of the year to wear Red, White, and Blue!

8:30 AM
Parade March — Assemble at Barton Hills Market, 1220 Barton Hills Dr.

9 AM
* Parade Begins
* Grand Marshal: Ann Howard, Travis County Commissioner – Precinct 3
* Safety & Escort: Travis County Precinct 3 Constables
* Parade led by: Austin Fire Department Station 11

The after-parade celebration will be held at Barton Hills Community Park and will end before noon.

Parade After Party — Barton Hills Community Park, 2108 Barton Hills Dr.
* National Anthem
* Cookies & Watermelon
* Amy’s Ice Cream
* Parade Contest Winners Announced

Awards to:

  • TOP 3 decorated bicycles
  • TOP 3 wagons/carts/strollers
  • Most Patriotic Neighbor
  • Most Patriotic Pooch
  • Best Cookie Baker

If you have a classic car, fancy motorcycle, or want to make a float, we welcome you to join the procession.

** Commercial advertising on vehicles or floats is not allowed **

If you want to be a sponsor, contact

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