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The annual “Blues on the Green” concert series at Zilker Park is underway. This event has a significant impact upon our neighborhood, so you may want to review the information below provided by the City of Austin and plan your travel accordingly.

Additional information can be found at the Blues on the Green web site.

EVENT DATES/SCHEDULE

  • Dates: May 22, June 12, July 17, & August 7
  • Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm

CONTACT LINE FOR COMPLAINTS – PARKING

  • Phone number for parking violations: 311

This event does not charge a fee for public participation.

Online Resources

PARK PERMITS:  Amplified Sound:  Amplified sound has been permitted at this event from:  6 pm – 10 pm

PARK ACCESS: In Use – no fences, no barriers, significant portion of the park reserved/impacted by the event.  Includes increased pedestrian and vehicular activity.

IMPACTS and ALTERNATIVE PARK USE AREAS:

  • Suggested Alternative Park Use Areas:  Vic Mathias Shores Middle lawn, Shores off leash area, Festival Beach
  • Due to the number of participants on site, and the nature of the activities, access to park areas, parking lots, waterway and/or docks are impacted during event hours.
  • In addition, event set up activities occur in advance such as infrastructure delivery and includes a significant amount of traffic in the park.    

STREET CLOSURES, TRANSPORTATION AND PARKING:

  • The event will significantly affect area traffic conditions and public recreational use of the park during event hours. 
  • Street closures occur nightly at approximately 9 pm to assist with safe exiting of attendees.
  • Street Closures and Impacts:  Road closures and/or lane reductions are associated with this event, and may precede actual event start times for logistical purposes. Street closure information:  http://www.austintexas.gov/citystage.  
  • Neighborhood NO PARKING restrictions are IN EFFECT!  Signed “no parking areas” are actively enforced on event day(s).  See no parking areas at:  http://www.austintexas.gov/citystage.

ALERTS!

  • PARKING ALERT – Parking on the grass/on unauthorized park grounds is a $250 parking fine  during special events.
  • VENDING ALERT – Illegal vending/commercial activity Class C Misdemeanor minimum $200 fine.
  • Glass, Styrofoam and Smoking are prohibited in all parks.  In addition, the event organizer may restrict additional items on site.
  • For additional event information and all inquiries please visit the event website for additional information, schedule and exact timing, parking, item restrictions, registration and contact information.

ALTERNATIVE TRANSPORTATION OPTIONS:

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Join us for Picnic in the Park

We are very excited to announce Picnic in the Park on April 14th from 3-5 p.m at our neighborhood park on the campus of Barton Hills Elementary School.

This is an informal gathering for all of the neighborhood. Super kid friendly and hoping for excellent weather, we will hear the Barton Hills School Choir, see old friends and meet new ones.

We are particularly interested in seeing kids and parents who would typically be at the July 4th parade attend our Party in the Park because we want to do a little planning for the parade while we are all mingling. But do not fret, there will be no formal announcements, no loud speakers or amps, just folks from the ‘hood enjoying springtime. We look forward to seeing you there!

 

2018 Trail of Lights Information

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The Trail of Lights is a treasured Austin tradition that delights thousands of children and adults alike during the holiday season. Since the event is held in nearby Zilker Park and involves intermittent nightly closure of Barton Springs Road from Dec. 10 through Dec. 23, it impacts our neighborhood significantly. The City has worked closely with our Neighborhood Association to address resident concerns including neighborhood parking, access to the Park and Barton Springs pool, and increased traffic on our residential streets.

The City has provided us with helpful information included below to help you prepare for the Trail of Lights.

Web Links

City Event Web Sites

Helpful Documents

No parking signage

Neighborhood wide no parking signage will be installed before the event. The signs will NOT be actively enforced by patrols, but should be adhered to in all locations. APD will be actively ticketing and towing this year in all signed no parking areas on EVENT DAYS!

Helpful Tip

If you have guests coming over, it is suggested to park your car on street in legal unsigned areas, and then allow your guests to park in the driveway.

Zilker Park And Barton Springs Pool Details

  • Barton Springs Pool is open AT ALL TIMES during normal hours. Drive-in access and ADA parking to the pool during road closure times via Mopac and Andrew Zilker on the WEST side of the park, or at the south gate entrance on Azie Morton. The southgate parking areas will be closed to all event attendees and staffed by security.
  • Zilker Park – Rugby Field, Picnic Areas, parking lots, playscape (South of Barton Springs Road)
    • Open to drive in traffic daily until roads close (to allow cars to be removed safely before patrons arrive).
    • The entire upper area of the Great Lawn will remain open. In addition, Auditorium Shores and Butler Park will be open at all times for park users.
  • In addition, Auditorium Shores and Butler Park will be open at all times for park users.

Neighborhood Patrol  – Dedicated Neighborhood ROVING Patrol 

  • 4 officers and 1 sergeant – Roving 5 pm until approximately 10 pm daily. This dedicated unit will be roving and responding to issues/concerns throughout the impacted neighborhoods.

Neighborhood Call-In Line

  • Call-In Line: 512-970-8891, or 311

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 Reminders

  • Please don’t put barriers in the street. They will be removed.
  • Restricted parking areas are prohibited parking areas for all persons.
  • Immobilized cars should be moved out of restricted parking areas.
 
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