Barton Hills July 4 Parade Poster

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The July 4 neighborhood parade is a Barton Hills tradition not to be missed! Mark your calendars now to meet at the Barton Hills Market at 8:30 AM on July 4 with your decorated bike, stroller, wagon, or pet. The Parade down Barton Hills Drive to the Barton Hills Elementary playground starts at 9:00 AM, where games, cookies, and cold watermelon await.

Click the image above to view the 2014 Parade Poster online or you can print this full-size PDF version.

BHNA Parade Committee Chair Carolyn Mann is seeking volunteers to help with this festive event. You can contact her at

 

2014 Blues on the Green information

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The following information was provided to us by Jason Maurer of the City’s Parks and Recreation Department Office of Special Events. Blues on the Green has a significant impact upon traffic flow around our neighborhood, so you may want to plan your travel accordingly.

Note that the first show has been postponed to June 4 due to recent heavy rain.

KGSR’S BLUES ON THE GREEN INFO SHEET

EVENT DATES/SCHEDULE

• Dates:
• June 4 – Saints of Valory w/ The Wind And The Wave (rescheduled from May 28)
• June 11 – Heartless Bastards w/ Dana Falconberry
• June 25 – Shinyribs w/ Tameca Jones
• July 9 – Grupo Fantasma w/ Greyhounds
• July 23 – ACL Fest Preview: Robert Ellis w The Nightowls
• Aug 6 – Charlie Mars with Quiet Company
• Rain Dates: June 4, 18, July 2, 16, 30, Aug 13
• Time: 8:00pm – 10:00pm

MESSAGING

• On air announcements on KGSR that promote alternative transportation (parking garages, bus routes, and biking)
• Austin B-Cycle bikeshare marketing promoting using B-Cycle bikeshare transportation to event
• Social media messaging about transportation options
• Temporary digital signs on Mopac to inform the public of the event and to aid in traffic flow
• Variable message boards prior to each event (slated for eastbound Barton Springs and north/southbound Lamar)
• “No Parking” signage along southbound frontage from Rollingwood Drive to 2244
Phone number for parking violations: 512-633-8507

PARKING/TRANSPORTATION

• Bus Routes

o Cap Metro Bus – ROUTE 30-Spyglass/Barton Skyway
– the last pick up heading south is 10:12PM and heading north 10:33PM
o Cap Metro Bus – ROUTE 3-Lamar/Barton Springs (station 5)
– the last pick up heading south is 12:21AM and heading north 11:57PM.
o #801 MetroRapid runs every 15-20 minutes with stops at Auditorium Shores and South Congress

• Parking Garages

o One Texas Center – 764 vehicles
o Austin High School – 600 vehicles

• On Site Parking

o Stratford holds 500-800 vehicles
o Polo Fields hold 800-1000 vehicles

• Bike Parking

o 50 Bike racks – Each rack holds 12 bikes – this can accommodate 600+ bikes
o Austin B-cycle bikeshare staffed on-site bicycle parking

APD STAFFING – 1 SUPERVISOR, 11 OFFICERS

• 3 officers working along Barton Springs for traffic control and assisting with pedestrian traffic at the following locations:

• Barton Springs/Stratford
• Barton Springs/between William Barton and Lou Neff
• Barton Springs/Lou Neff Crosswalk/2nd Exit at Polo Fields

• 3 permanent officers at east bound Barton Springs at Robert E Lee to help direct traffic along Barton Springs.

• 5 officers dedicated for neighborhood/ keeping traffic from parking illegally:

• Keeping vehicles from parking under Mopac & along the frontage roads of Mopac
• Keeping vehicles from parking along Robert E Lee and in neighborhood

• 3 Officers roving in Neighborhood

• One supervisor will be present to rove in neighborhood

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UPCOMING GREENBELT GUARDIANS WORK DAY at GUS FRUH
2642 Barton Hills Drive
Saturday, June 7, 8:00-Noon

Please join us for another Greenbelt Guardians work day on Barton Creek. To celebrate National Trails Day, we will be working on the Gus Fruh trail, from 8 am to Noon. We plan to repair areas damaged by the heavy rains on the switchback trail, replace the old split-rail fence at the entry, and continue the work on the retaining wall and steps down by the swimming area. We’ll also weed and repair the edging along the entrance area, cut back dead or overgrown branches, and pick up trash. We’re feeling ambitious!

We’ve got tasks for all ages and abilities, team leaders to provide direction, and tools to help with the work. As always, the Barton Hills Neighborhood Association will be providing breakfast tacos to help get us started.

Please sign up on the Austin Parks Foundation website austinparks.org/multi-project-list.html?selection=ntd.html, under Barton Creek Greenbelt, Gus Fruh entrance, Greenbelt Guardians. If you have questions about the work day, contact either Glee or Stan. We look forward to another companionable and productive work day.

Glee Ingram & Stan Ostrum
Greenbelt Guardians Coordinators

 
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