Photo by Sam Butler
Update: The annual Zilker Kite Festival scheduled for Mar. 9
that was postponed due to weather from Mar. 2 has been cancelled.

The City will be implementing the same neighborhood no-parking signage as utilized for the Austin City Limits Festival and the Trail of Lights in full scale this year in the Zilker and Barton Hills area.

Parking Restriction Signage

  • NO PARKING SIGNAGE will be installed February 28.
  • These signs are valid upon installation, PLEASE ADHERE TO THE SIGNAGE.
  • It will be actively enforced during event hours.

The restricted parking area signage will stay UP and remain valid during this time period. It will be actively enforced during event hours.

A neighborhood call-in line will once again be available at 512-633-8507

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 Neighborhood 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.

Zilker Park And Barton Spring Pool Details:

  • Barton Springs Pool is open AT ALL TIMES during normal hours. The southgate lot is currently closed for construction use of the south side of the pool. Access and ADA parking to the pool during road closure times is via Mopac, enter the “permit parking lane”
  • Zilker Park – Rugby Field, Picnic Areas, parking lots, Playscape (South of Barton Springs Road)
  • Open until roads close (to allow cars to be removed safely before patrons arise)
  • In addition, Auditorium Shores and Butler Park will be open at all times for park users if person want to avoid a crowd.
  • There is NO fencing being installed to close the park for this event.

bhe-eagleCalling all Graduating Seniors!!!

Friends, if you have or know of a graduating Senior that attended Barton Hills Elementary for two consecutive years, they may be eligible for the Nick Akery Scholarship. This Scholarship is named after a beloved former principal at BHE and is to be used for higher education.

The application can be found at the BHEPTA website,, or you may contact Sharon K. Davis-Peurrung for more information at

Application deadline is April 30th.


Greenbelt Guardians logo

Spring has finally arrived, and we are excited to get outside and do some much-needed work on the greenbelt trail. We will be working on the Homedale Trail and across the creek near the Spyglass entry. As always, we will provide tools and team leaders for all of the tasks, and some breakfast tacos to get us off to a good start. We will be working on: 1) trail maintenance and repair, 2) invasives management, 3) construction of a stone retaining wall to support the wooden bridge that floated off of its moorings during a flood, and 4) trash pick-up. We hope lots of you will come out and work with us to care for this very special place in our city.

This work day celebrates the 10th annual It’s My Park Day event sponsored by the Austin Parks Foundation, and volunteers who sign up in advance will receive a specially designed T-shirt for the event, plus a Chipotle gift card and some wildflower seeds. Come celebrate a festive anniversary and do some good work with us! To sign up, go to:

Glee Ingram
Greenbelt Guardians Coordinator
(512) 441-3278

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