July 2018 newsletter posted

The July, 2018 edition of the Barton Hills News is online now with lots of neighborhood information and colorful pictures from the 4th of July parade.

Be sure to check out the front page story about what happened to the 7 acres of Zilker Park that were going to be paved. Below are two supplemental documents related to that story.

You’ll also find the latest updates about our Community Park and the Greenbelt Guardians efforts.


July 4 Neighborhood Parade Information

Greetings Barton Hills,

Please come out on the 4th of July morning to participate in the annual Barton Hills Independence Day Parade and after party. Family, friends and visitors are certainly welcome !!!

We will be assembling at the Barton Hills Market at 8:30am. The parade will begin at 9am, with the procession led by Austin Fire Department Station 11 fire truck, and we will conclude at Barton Hills Elementary for the after party. Travis County Constable Office Precinct 3 will be providing traffic control for the event.

The BHNA executive committee is extremely happy to introduce our 2018 BHNA parade marshal Collins Van Nort. Collins is long time Barton Hills resident residing on Rockingham Drive. He is a 5th grade science teacher at Barton Hills Elementary and also has been an active participating member of the Greenbelt Guardians for over 10 years. We like recognizing neighbors who have a strong connection to our neighborhood and participate in our community and we feel Collins goes way above and beyond that description.

Our great Greenbelt Guardians, Brownie Troop 2543, and Cub Scout Pack 14 will be in the parade.

The Parade after party will be emceed by long time Barton Hills ambassador and previous BHNA executive board member Kay Killen.
We encourage everyone to wear their Red, White and Blue !!!!
We will be having a contest for the kids!
There will be prizes for the TOP 3 in the following categories:

– Decorated Bicycles
– Wagons/Carts
– Most Patriotic Pooch
– Most Patriot Dressed Adult
– Home made cookies

If you have a classic car, sports car, monster truck or fancy Harley we welcome you to join the procession. Please feel free to decorate your vehicle. If you want to make a float please do!

Of note, this is a family event and we are not allowing commercial advertising on vehicles and/or floats. We can all live without advertising and commercials for a few hours.

After parade party will be held at Barton Hills Elementary. Please see all the details below:
• Star Spangled Banner sung by Barton Hills resident Laurie Mechler
• Watermelon and Cookies (and home made cookie contest)
• Parade Contest winners announced
• Vendors: Jim Jim’s Ice and Amy’s Ice Cream
• Finger Printing by Constable’s Office Precinct 3


We need:

Help setting up and breaking down
Cookies and Watermelons

Please contact me at ANC@bartonhills.org if you can help.

Hope to see you there!

David Poisson
BHNA Austin Neighborhood Representative and Parade Coordinator


Blues on the Green 2018 Information


  • May 23 (rain date June 6), 8-10 PM
  • June 13 (rain date June 20), 8-10 PM
  • July 18 (rain date July 25), 8-10 PM
  • August 8 (rain date August 15), 8-10 PM


  • Zilker Metropolitan Park – Great Lawn. Park remains open, unfenced.



  • A safety closure is enacted at night after 9 pm on Barton Springs Road to help quickly exit patrons from the site. The safety closure opens no later than 11 pm.
  • Closure area is Barton Springs from Mopac to Sterzing.

Dedicated APD officers are patrolling and ticketing the event and surrounding area.

Parking Restrictions ARE in effect. Planned zones are included in the following areas:

  • Zilker Neighborhood
  • Barton Hills Neighborhood


  • Phone number for parking violations: 311

City of Austin Event Information PDF (including event information, parking map, no parking map, road closure map, contact information)

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