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.


  • 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