The 95th annual Zilker Kite Festival will be held this Sunday, April 1 from 10 AM to 5 PM at Zilker Park. The City Office of Special Events has provided the following road closure information on their web site along with a road closure map to help you plan your navigation accordingly.

STREET CLOSURES

  • Saturday, March 31 – Lou Neff Road will be closed for event set up purposes.
  • Sunday, April 1 – Barton Springs Road, Stratford Lane and southbound Azie Morton will be closed. The event will significantly affect area traffic conditions and public recreational use of the park during event hours.

Neighborhood NO PARKING restrictions are in effect. Signed “no parking areas” are actively enforced on event day(s).

For more information including parking options see the City Event page or the Kite Festival web site.

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Neighbors,

We’ve scheduled a special meeting of the Barton Hills Neighborhood Association on Tuesday February 28, 2023 at 7:00 PM in the fellowship hall at St. Mark’s to discuss the proposed Zilker Park Vision Plan, and consider and vote on the attached resolution. Please plan to attend if you can.

This is a huge issue that has the potential to affect everyone in the neighborhood, regardless of whether or not you use Zilker Park on a regular basis. Our discussion got off to a good start at our January meeting, but we didn’t have enough time to cover everything, and we also didn’t have a resolution prepared yet. Larry Akers and David Weinberg have been hard at work since then, and the attached draft is the product of their efforts.

Please review it, discuss it, and comment on it here. We realize there are a lot of diverse opinions on this subject but hope we can reach a consensus that will provide feedback to the planners that will reflect what is important to as many of us as possible.

We don’t call special meetings very often, but the Vision Plan is currently making its way through the various city boards and commissions, and we really need to provide our input before the next BHNA membership meeting in April.

Thanks,

Stan Ostrum
BHNA VP and Acting President

 

Greenbelt Guardians logoNeighbors,

Please join the Greenbelt Guardians for our spring workday on Saturday February 25th, 2023, from 9:00 until 12:00 at the Homedale entrance behind Barton Hills Elementary.

Once again, we’re working a week before the Austin Parks Foundation’s spring It’s My Park Day event on March 4th in order to do invasives removal before the March 01 deadline that marks the start of golden-cheeked warbler nesting season. (We aren’t allowed to disturb vegetation on the greenbelt between March 01 and September 01.)

Our focus will be on removing invasive plants, primarily ligustrum and nandina. We’ll be working in the same area that we worked last November – along the main greenbelt trail across the creek and downstream by Campbell’s Hole. We’ll also pick up any trash in the area. There will be tasks for all ages and abilities. Breakfast tacos will be provided, courtesy of the Barton Hills Neighborhood Association.

Please send me an email to sign up to volunteer. We look forward to seeing you!

Thanks,

Stan Ostrum
Greenbelt Guardians Coordinator
www.greenbeltguardians.org

 
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