Tag Archives: Zilker Park

Thursday, August 8, 2019 by Ryan Thornton

Council to reconsider changes to Zilker Botanical Garden agreement

Zilker Botanical Garden Conservancy and the Austin Parks and Recreation Department released a memo Friday detailing a plan for the future management of Zilker Botanical Garden.The additional detail comes in response to a request last month from Council Member Kathie Tovo…

Friday, July 5, 2019 by Ryan Thornton

Zilker’s botanical garden admission remains unchanged for now

City Council claimed to have residents in mind at its June 19 meeting when it denied a chance to save some money by giving the Zilker Botanical Garden Conservancy a little more control over the garden’s operations and finances.In order…

Tuesday, June 18, 2019 by Ryan Thornton

Visions of Zilker Park split over parking

After months of meetings beginning in September of last year, the Zilker Park Working Group was not able to reach a consensus on recommendations for the Polo Fields and Butler Landfill, two areas currently used for overflow parking.According to an…

Friday, June 22, 2018 by Jessi Devenyns

Environmental Commission paves another path for Zilker parking

After members of the Environmental Commission postponed a vote on a proposed Zilker Park landscaping project to gain a deeper understanding of the environmental suitability, two weeks later the tone of their response was not much different from their initial…

Friday, June 8, 2018 by Jessi Devenyns

Environmental Commission has questions about Zilker Park’s proposed parking lot

After the Parks and Recreation Board deferred the Zilker Park Stratford Drive Landfill Redevelopment Project to the Environmental Commission for review hoping for some clarity as to environmental repercussions, the waters only muddied further.Concerns about leaching, automotive abuse of the…

Monday, July 17, 2017 by Jack Craver

City continues to work on Zilker special event parking

The city transportation department is adamant: Nothing has been determined yet about parking for special events held in Zilker Park.Hence, the meeting at the Austin Energy headquarters on Barton Spring Road Thursday evening was an opportunity for Austinites to review…

Tuesday, June 13, 2017 by Jack Craver

Special event parking near Zilker might not be that bad

City officials involved in crafting a new special event parking permit program are urging people to relax.A proposal to limit parking in neighborhoods near Zilker Park during major events, notably Austin City Limits Festival, ABC Kite Festival and the Trail…

Friday, February 19, 2016 by Elizabeth Pagano

Parking meters? In Zilker Park?

Austinites who frequent Zilker Park are used to kites, lights and fences going up. But this week, a wholly unfamiliar sight within the park grounds caught some residents off guard.Last week, the Parks and Recreation Department sent out notice that,…

Thursday, October 1, 2015 by Stephen Carlson

Zilker Cafe likely to change hands

The Parks and Recreation Board recommended a new contract for the Zilker Cafe on Tuesday after months of reviewing bids by several contractors. Rodriguez Concessions has held the existing contract since 1950. It was denied a five-year extension of that…

Monday, July 6, 2015 by Audrey McGlinchy

Parks Department collects more from special events ticket sales

The city of Austin collected more than double the previous year’s amount of money from Austin City Limits Music Festival ticket sales last year, following a new fee schedule adopted by City Council starting in the 2013-2014 budget year.In 2013,…

Monday, April 20, 2015 by Audrey McGlinchy

Land Committee concerned over Zilker Park lanes

In response to pushback from members of the Land, Facilities and Program Committee last week, engineers said they are open to reconsidering the placement of elevated express toll lanes proposed as part of a MoPac South expansion plan.As the proposed…

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 by Audrey McGlinchy

Council weighs in on Parkland Events Task Force

Some City Council members say the naming of a public parks task force will finally bring action on discussions the city has been having for years about the strain special events place on the city’s parkland.Mayor Pro Tem Kathie Tovo…

Thursday, January 22, 2015 by Tyler Whitson

City plans to repair cyclo-cross damage at Zilker

City staff has revealed a one-year plan that they hope will remediate tree and turf damage related to a national cyclo-cross championship held in Zilker Park earlier this month.Watershed Protection Department Environmental Officer Chuck Lesniak told the Environmental Board Wednesday…

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