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 6:

2016 Parking Packet
2016 Neighborhood Summary
2016 Kite Fest Map

Web Links

Event Details and Closure Periods

Zilker Park Open Areas And Barton Spring Pool Details

  • Barton Springs Pool IS closed for spring cleaning, and will be closed during this event.
  • Zilker Park – open at all times on both sides of the park. Bike/pedestrian access only during event times.
  • Zilker Park – open on the north side up until approximately 2 pm on Saturday for load-in purposes. Thepark 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.


  • Auditorium Shores, Shores off-leash area 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.

Bike Parking / Shuttles

  • 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. Parking is $5/car – credit or coins ONLY
  • EXTENSIVE illegal parking/towing patrols operate in the area neighborhoods.

Free parking is available at shuttle sites:

  • Downtown at the State parking lots at 1604 Colorado Street.
  • South at the Toney Burger Activity Center at 3200 Jones Road


Greetings Greenbelt Fans,

Our first work day for 2016 year is right around the corner, on Saturday, March 5. We will be participating in the citywide It’s My Park Day event, along with many other park adopter groups at other parks around the city. Our work event is scheduled from 8:45 am to noon, at the Homedale entry to the Greenbelt, which is located behind Barton Hills Elementary School at 2010 Homedale Drive.

We will be set up for registration, breakfast tacos fortification, and orientation for tasks by our team leaders at 8:45 am, at the trail entry. Then team leaders will lead the volunteers to the work sites, with the necessary tools, and the fun begins: weeding and repairing the edge rocks along trail, removing Nandina and Ligustrum plants with weed wrenches and shovels, clearing rock and debris from the switchback trail, repairing some of the wood railings, blocking erosive short cut paths, working on the retaining walls that support the wood bridge, graffiti removal and trash pick up.

We hope many of you will come join us for some productive fun in the woods. All who are registered in advance will get a tee shirt to commemorate the occasion.

Go to the Austin Parks Foundation website to register: https://austinparks.givepulse.com/event/15554-Barton-Creek-Greenbelt-Homedale-Access-w-Greenbelt-Guardians

We’re looking forward to a great work day!

Glee Ingram and Stan Ostrum
Greenbelt Guardians Coordinators


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BHNA General Meeting Jan. 26, 2016



The next BHNA meeting will be on Tuesday, January 26 at St. Mark’s Church. Dinner will be served starting at 6:00pm. The meeting will start at 7:00pm. Here’s the agenda:

1. Meeting Convenes
2. Brief Announcements
3. Approval of Minutes
4. Treasurer’s Report
5. Officer and Committee Reports:
– Area Development
– Neighborhood Park Improvement
– Neighborhood Watch
– Emergency Preparedness
– Greenbelt Guardians
– Traffic Calming
6. Oak Wilt Presentation – Chris Dolan, COA Arborist
7. Moss Fest discussion
8. Other Business
9. Meeting Adjourns

David Poisson
BHNA President

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