2012 Trail of Lights Information

All things Trail of Lights may be found at:  http://www.austintrailoflights.org/

Neighborhood Call-In Line – 512-364-1044
The Number is Active 5 pm – 10:30 pm nightly

The trail of lights has not been presented since 2008 in the full traditional scope.  Entrance into the event is free for everyone.

Event, Road Closures, and Shuttle Schedule:

  • SAT, Dec. 15 – 6:30-8:00 PM – Trail of Lights 5K Run
  • SUN, Dec. 16 – 6:30-10:00 PM – Opening Nights / Light it Up!
  • MON, Dec. 17 –   6:30-10:00 PM – Military/Service Appreciation Night
  • TUE, Dec. 18 –  6:30-10:00 PM – “Keep Austin Weird”
  • WED, Dec. 19 –  6:30-10:00 PM – Heritage Night
  • THU, Dec. 20 –  6:30-10:00 PM – School Spirit Night
  • FRI, Dec 21 –  6:30-10:00 PM – Caroling Night
  • SAT, Dec. 22 –  6:30-10:00 PM – Santa/Elf Night
  • SUN, Dec. 23 –  6:30-10:00 PM – Grand Finale Fireworks

Road Closures:

  • SAT, Dec. 15th – 3:00pm – 11:00pm
  • SUN, Dec. 16th – 3:00pm – 11:00pm
  • MON – FRI, Dec. 17th – Dec. 21st – 6:00pm – 11:00pm
  • SAT/SUN, Dec. 22nd – 23rd – 5:30pm – 11:00pm

The street closure plan closes Barton Springs Road from Robert E. Lee to Rollingwood Drive.

In addition, APD staffed barricades will be place at Lund and Barton Boulevard at Robert E. Lee to prevent traffic flow inbound into the neighborhood during Trail of Lights Night (excludes 5K run night).

Shuttles will run from Republic Square and Barton Creek Mall to Zilker Park

  • 6:00pm – 9:30pm, inbound to event, and 6:30pm – 11:00pm, outbound from event

NEIGHBORHOOD PATROL:  In addition to APD staffing at the road closure, and interior security, the event was required to hire 2 APD officers to patrol the Zilker/Barton Hills neighborhood area, 2 APD officers to patrol the Lake Austin/Deep Eddy area, and 1 roving officer along Barton Springs Road.

The Parks and Recreation Department will be hosting the 46the Zilker Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony on December 2, 6:00 pm.  Pre-event music starts at 5:30 pm.  NO road closures are associated with the tree lighting ceremony.

Zilker Great Lawn

Post 2008, the Parks and Recreation Department created a new model for fencing to open a majority of the Great Lawn for public use during Trail of Lights season.  In prior years, fencing ran from the volleyball courts, along Stratford Road, along Barton Springs Road to Robert E. Lee and into the east side of the park.

The attached map shows the area of the Zilker Great Lawn required to be open (and will remain open) throughout the ENTIRE duration of the Trail of Lights nights for pedestrian access.  This new model was implemented to open a large portion of the Great Lawn throughout the holiday season.  There is full pedestrian access during normal park hours.

 

Area within the blue and red – closed until post event for Trail of Lights.
Area within the red blue and yellow, closed from Nov 19 until post event for Trail of Lights.

 


On November 5, 2012, the recently formed BHNA Committee dedicated to Neighborhood park improvements submitted a Master Plan document to the City of Austin for consideration and approval. This reflects a year’s worth of community input and engagement, as well as the technical and professional expertise of many Barton Hill neighbors. Read more here to learn about the vision, public process, and action plans associated with this long-term process to enhance our treasured park.

5 Year Master Plan

Phases and Implementation

 

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Neighbors,

I hope that a good number of you will join us on this Saturday’s work day at the Homedale Trail entry. It definitely needs our TLC, and we will provide Maria’s tacos to help build stamina for the tasks, and tools and leaders to facilitate the work. You just come in your long shirt and pants and work shoes and with your collaborative spirit. We always have fun and feel accomplished as we survey our work afterwards.

The Austin Parks Foundation now has an easy sign up process, so please go to the website address : http://austinparks.org/calendar.html
to sign up under the Greenbelt Guardians listing. They will keep tabs on the contact information and we will do the rest.

Thank you for your support.

Glee

Glee Ingram
Greenbelt Guardians Coordinator
(512) 441-3278

http://greenbeltguardians.org

 
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