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ALL ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND THE Barton Hills Garden Club meeting on Tuesday, January 27th, 9:30 am at the Zilker Botanical Garden

The topic will be: Rose Pruning and Care workshop
Speaker: Colleen Dieter, Landscape Consultant At Red Wheelbarrow

Rose pruning leads to healthier plants with more blooms, but it can be intimidating. We’ll demystify rose pruning through illustration and demonstration. Learn this unique method honed over 10 years that applies to virtually all varieties and sizes of roses.

Our speaker, Colleen Dieter, experienced her first encounter with the earth as a child when she dumped a bucket of sand on her brother’s head. Since then, Colleen has spent her time and energy cultivating an appreciation of the soil’s fertility, a practical understanding of the internal processes of plants, and a respect for the earth grounded in using organic methods.

Owner of Red Wheelbarrow Landscape Consulting, Colleen is a passionate and pragmatic horticulturalist. Colleen enjoys sharing her expertise while addressing each client’s specific needs. Her primary goals for every job are to establish a comfortable rapport with clients where they feel their voices are heard. She believes that our yards are an extension of our homes, and takes to heart her role to help increase each property’s value as well as enhance the client’s peace of mind.

 

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Austin will host the 2015 National Cycle-Cross Championships at Zilker Park from January 7-11. The City has provided the following information regarding access to Barton Spring Pool and traffic/parking impact for the area. Please check the links to PDF documents below for additional details.

BARTON SPRINGS POOL PARKING INFORMATION DURING THE USA CYCLOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP
The USA Cyclocross Championships will be taking place in Zilker Park between January 7th-11th, 2015. Barton Springs Pool will remain open, but access to the north entrance and parking lot will be closed from January 6th -11th, 2015 for the set up and the event. Please note that access to parking at the Barton Springs Pool Main Entrance and access to surrounding roads will be limited during these dates.

The south parking lot (located at 710 Robert E Lee) and south gate of Barton Springs Pool will be open for swimmers from 5am – 9:50pm during the event.

ROAD CLOSURES
January 11 ONLY Barton Springs lane reduction each way west/east to manage traffic/ pedestrians. Northbound Stratford will be open to vehicular traffic, while southbound closed for pedestrian safety/use from the Stratford field to the event site. Expect higher than normal traffic Jan 7-10 at the site/area.

No parking signage will be installed January 7-11 and enforced by neighborhood rovers hired by the event. On January 11, barricade positions will be additionally staffed into the neighborhood.
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, if applicable.

Call-in Phone Number 877-342-2076

Web Links

 

2014 Trail of Lights Information

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Celebrating it’s 50th anniversary in 2014, 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 Zilker Park and involves nightly closure of Barton Springs Road from Dec. 6 through Dec. 21, it impacts our neighborhood significantly. The City has worked closely with our Neighborhood Association to address 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 a wealth of information included below to help you prepare for the Trail of Lights.

Web Links

Schedule

  • Dec. 5, 7:30-10 PM – Preview Party (Sponsor Event), no road closures. Parking at Stratford Field.
  • Dec. 6, 6:30-9 PM – 5K Run, road closures begin at 3 PM, end at 11 PM
  • Dec. 7, 6:30-10 PM – Opening Night, road closures begin at 3 PM, end at 11 PM
  • Dec. 8-11, 7-10 PM – Event Nights, road closures begin at 5:45 PM, end at 11 PM
  • Dec. 12-14, 6:30-10 PM – Event Nights, road closures begin at 5:30 PM, end at 11 PM, one lane closure westbound begins at 4:45 PM.
  • Dec. 15-18, 7-10 PM – Event Nights, road closures begin at 5:45 PM, end at 11 PM
  • Dec. 19-21, 6:30-10 PM – Event Nights, road closures begin at 5:30 PM, end at 11 PM, one lane closure westbound begins at 4:45 PM.

Road closures

  • Barton Springs Road – Mopac to Lamar
  • Stratford Road – Barton Springs to Mopac

Shuttle Schedule

Shuttles run nightly from various locations

  • 5:45 PM start time (first trip to park)
  • 9 PM end time (last trip to park)
  • 11 PM end time (last trip to garages/parking)

Shuttle locations

Neighborhood Patrol

  • 4 officers and 1 sergeant – roving 5 PM until approximately 11 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

Parking

  • NO PARKING SIGNAGE will be installed Monday December 1.
  • The signs will NOT be actively enforced by patrols, but should be adhered to in all locations.
  • 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, if applicable.
  • On site parking can be purchased online only and not on site. There will be a limited number available each night and the permits must be presented prior to entering the parking area.

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 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, 512-970-8891 or 311.

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.
  • Zilker Park – Rugby Field, Picnic Areas, parking lots, playscape (South of Barton Springs Road)
    • Open 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

    Litter Control

    • Trash Pods – located at Lou Neff and Stratford, Robert E Lee and Barton Springs, along Robert E. Lee west sidewalk, and at the trailhead area south of the southgate parking area.
    • Neighborhood wide litter control carts will be placed out throughout the neighborhood to provide readily available litter containment and collected daily.
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