Dear Neighbors,

To recognize our graduating Seniors from Barton Hills we’re inviting the entire neighborhood to (safely) come out and cheer for our graduating seniors in a CAR PARADE on May 22, 2020 starting at 6:30pm. Parade route details and rules for parade participants and spectators are below.

We want YOU, each of YOU, to SUPPORT a SENIOR! It doesn’t have to be someone you know. Pick one or more senior. Follow this link to sign up to SUPPORT a SENIOR (or lots of seniors). You don’t have to make an account to sign up.

Sign up and then get out your markers, your crayons, your glitter, your paint and make a sign, or banner, or something else fun and creative (and family-friendly) to SUPPORT a SENIOR! Think of how fun it will be for the seniors to see signs of congratulations and support along the route. Each senior has THREE sign up slots, and ther are 27 senior in our parade. Please, let’s fill up those slots and SUPPORT a SENIOR! 

Not every senior attended Austin High, so in addition to her/his first name, the senior’s school, school colors, and mascot are included on the sign up form.

Thanks, Cindy Bogard and CherylAnne Campbell

The Parade begins at the Barton Hills Market on Friday May 22 at 6:30pm. There will be a lead car! The parade will proceed along the following route:

Click to view Parade route in Google Maps. Map courtesy of Brent Schneeman.
  • All of Barton Hills Dr.
  • Barton Skyway to Cedarview (stop sign)
  • Cedarview to Barton Parkway
  • Barton Parkway on the side of the arroyo closest to Lamar to Ridgeview
  • Ridgeview to Barton Hills Dr.
  • Barton Hills Dr. to Deerfoot (right side of Deerfoot)
  • Deerfoot becomes Cliffside 
  • Cliffside to Spring Creek Dr.
  • Spring Creek Dr. to Barton Hills Dr.
  • When Spring Creek Dr. meets Barton Hills Dr., the parade ends and cars will disperse.

As a reminder, please keep your distance to family units only and small friend groups to a six foot or greater distance along the parade route.  Please review these rules for Parade Participants and Spectators. Many thanks for keeping this celebratory event a safe one!


BHNA April 21 General Meeting Cancelled

Due to social distancing requirements in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, our regular quarterly meeting originally scheduled for Tuesday, April 21, 2020 has been cancelled.

At this time a new date has not been set as we await further developments. Watch this site and the Barton Hills Neighborhood Association email list for updates.


2019 Trail of Lights Information

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. 7 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 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 south gate 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.

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

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. 
  • Illegal vending/sales questions in the immediate festival area.
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