Zilker Park and Zilker Dog Park

Zilker Park and Zilker Dog Park

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Let's just say, he's a "pretend" dachshund 🙂
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What's the parking situation on Friday nights around the Rock Island area? Is it packed with almost no parking? Do we have to feed meters?
Beware Doodle owners!
In case you have not heard, the Zilker Park Vision Plan is underway. Community Meeting #2 will be August 10. More info: https://fb.me/e/1xNBeMHJg.
Lost dog
Last seen at zilker Sunday night. Answers to Anubis. He’s got a heart shaped pink mark under his nose and a black spot on his tongue. 10 months, 80 pounds.
Meet Ralphie, Brittany's gentle giant (named after Ralphie in A Christmas Story)! In this picture, he's soaking up the sun at Austin's beautiful Zilker Park and Zilker Dog Park. We hope everyone had as wonderful of a weekend as Ralphie always does when there's a dog park where you can really hang your tongue out!
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Zilker Park and Zilker Off-Leash Dog Park within Zilker Metropolitan Park Located at 2100 Barton Springs Road, Zilker Metropolitan Park is considered "Austin's most loved park."

This 351 acre park is home to a variety of recreational opportunities and special events for the individual or the whole family. Of the 351 acres, 45.65 acres is the Off-Leash Dog Park portion, bounded by Stratford Dr, Barton Springs Rd, and Neff Rd, and is known as the "Great Lawn." This dog park is not fenced. Well-behaved dogs can roam and play off-leash, but must be under verbal control and within your sight.

Operating as usual

09/15/2021

⚠ Zilker Park Great Lawn will be closed Sept 20 – Oct 17 for ACL fest 🎸 followed by a week of fall park grounds maintenance on the lawn 🌱
👉 Interactive map with details: bit.ly/3za1uwb

Photos from Austin Parks and Recreation Department's post 06/24/2021

Photos from Austin Parks and Recreation Department's post

03/23/2021

⚠ The annual ABC Kite Fest will not be at Zilker Park this year
↔ Instead, the fest invites people to fly kites at parks throughout #ATX all weekend long
😷 Let's mask up + keep our distance
📆 Sat. & Sun. March 27-28 city-wide kite flying

03/05/2021

Paid parking is in effect at Zilker Metropolitan Park, Thursday - Sunday through the summer. The charge is $5/ day per car. Parking is free on weekdays and at the Azie Morton and Stratford lots.

👉For alternative ways to get to the park, check out www.GetThereATX.com.

Zilker Vision Plan - PublicInput.com 01/27/2021

Zilker Vision Plan - PublicInput.com

Austin Parks and Recreation Department is working to create a long-term guide for the restoration and future of Zilker Park. This survey is the first step in the planning process. Your input is vital to ensure that improvements to Zilker reflect Austin’s needs and desires.

Zilker Vision Plan - PublicInput.com Austin Parks and Recreation Department is working to create a long-term guide for the restoration and future of Zilker Park. This survey is the first step in the plan ning process. Your input is vital to ensure that improvements to Zilker reflect Austin s needs and desires. To receive future updates...

publicinput.com 12/15/2020

Zilker Vision Plan - PublicInput.com

The Zilker Metropolitan Park Vision Plan is a community-driven planning process to establish a guiding framework for the restoration and future development of Zilker Metropolitan Park. It is the first comprehensive planning initiative to encompass the park’s 350 acres and associated facilities.

publicinput.com Austin Parks and Recreation Department is working to create a long-term guide for the restoration and future of Zilker Park. This survey is the first step in the plan ning process. Your input is vital to ensure that improvements to Zilker reflect Austin s needs and desires. To receive future updates...

10/10/2020

Is anybody out there streaming ACL Fest online and enjoying the park without a crowd?

08/04/2020

Austin Parks and Recreation Department

On Tuesday mornings beginning August 4, 2020 through the end of September 2020, the Zilker Park Great Lawn entrance will be closed from 6:30-9:30am for scheduled mowing and lawn maintenance.

The entrance will be closed with orange cones. Entrance gates will be partially closed so runners can remain on the asphalt street. For park patrons that visit the park before 6:30am, the gates at Lou Neff and Stratford will remained unlocked for an exit. Parking will be available on the south side of Barton Springs Road. Park patrons can use the safety cross walk to cross Barton Springs Road.

▶️ For more information about park closures, visit austintexas.gov/parkclosures

04/07/2020

All City of Austin parks, trails, greenbelts and preserves (which includes the Ann and Roy Butler Hike and Bike Trail) will close during the Easter weekend to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

The closure goes into effect at sunset, Thursday, April 9 and goes through sunrise, Monday, April 13.

All City of Austin parks, trails, greenbelts and preserves (which includes the Ann and Roy Butler Hike and Bike Trail) will close during the Easter weekend to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Residents can view parkviewer app – if the greenspace is listed, it is closed for the holiday weekend. The closure goes into effect at sunset, Thursday, April 9 and goes through sunrise, Monday, April 13.

Spanish Translation: Todos los parques, senderos, cinturones verdes y reservas de la Ciudad de Austin (que incluye El Sendero Ann y Roy Butler Hike y Bike) cerrarán durante el fin de semana de Pascua para evitar la propagación de COVID-19. Los residentes pueden ver la aplicación parkviewer: Si el espacio verde aparece en la lista, está cerrado durante el fin de semana. El cierre entra en vigencia al atardecer del jueves 9 de abril y se extiende hasta el amanecer del lunes 13 de abril.

Press Release https://www.austintexas.gov/news/city-austin-parks-will-close-easter-weekend
parkviewer app https://bit.ly/39WQbuG

04/03/2020

Barking Springs Closed!

As of April 3, the spillway below Barton Springs Pool/Barking Springs is closed. Park visitors at the spillway were not complying with the Stay Home-Work Safe Order, which requires physical distancing and prohibits group gatherings of any size to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Safety is our top priority. When using parks, practice the public health recommendations provided by the City of Austin, avoid team sports, step aside to let people pass you on a trail, and let others know before you pass them. Questions? Call 2-1-1

03/13/2020

ABC Kite Fest

A message from the ABC Kite Fest team:

03/05/2020

Austin Parks and Recreation Department

Paid parking at Zilker Metropolitan Park starts this weekend, March 6, and runs through Sept. 6. Parking is still free on week days. Parking lots can get crowded during the summer, but there's always alternative ways to get to the park. Check out https://www.getthereatx.com/.

02/01/2020

Zilker Zephyr t-shirts.

Hey folks, just wanted to let everyone know that we will be open this Saturday and Sunday from 11-2pm. We will have the Zephyr out of the tunnel for picture taking and we will also be selling the remainder of T-shirts and hats.

01/31/2020

Zilker Zephyr update...

Final Statement

Thank you to the people of Austin who get it! It’s not that we are unhappy with our contract ending. It’s that we are unhappy the way Parks and Recreation Department (PARD) handled the whole situation, that we believe was deceptive. Why did PARD lead us to believe we had a chance to make repairs and a contract extension? Why not say, “let’s wait because our contract is almost over and PARD might want to put the contract out for bid again.” Instead, you/PARD mislead us and let us spend over forty thousand dollars and countless hours on finding a solution for the problem. It’s easy to dismiss someone’s hard work and commitment to the City of Austin when your money isn’t involved. The contract between the vendor and the COA is an agreement, that proved to be successful up until the last actions and unethical practices by the city staff. The perception and actions by the city prove that the small businesses in Austin and locally owned are not a priority.

We understand that the Zephyr wasn’t going to operate forever, however it would have been nice to go out on better terms. We know that natural disasters occur and that it’s no one’s fault, but to look the other way and say “the department is working expediently as possible to procure a new vendor”is a low blow for the length of time the Zephyr has been a part of Zilker Park. Furthermore, the council members responses is a reflection and an attitude of “business as usual”, and no regard to one local business owner. Instead, let’s get a new vendor nothing wrong here!

Lastly, there are a lot of people out there claiming they know this and that, but really don’t know anything about the arduous work, meetings and time/money that was involved for a successful solution. It’s unfortunate, that they have a platform that’s easily misused and does not align with city ethics.

In addition, yes, we are leaving Zilker Park and we are taking our big green Zephyr train with us!

Zephyr Management

NOTE: We plan on pulling the train out of the tunnel for Austinites, families and visitors to take pictures. We will be selling our remaining souvenirs/memorabilia this coming weekend 2/1/20, from 11am-2pm and 2/2/20 11am-2pm.

[email protected]_nates

01/30/2020

Austin Mayor Steve Adler

The Zilker Zephyr will chug on. It is an institution that contributes to the uniqueness of Austin. The City is already working to find a new operator, and engaged in discussions to make necessary repairs and restore service.

01/29/2020

Austin Parks and Recreation Department

The Austin Parks & Recreation Department is saddened by the temporary closure of the Zilker Zephyr. The Zephyr is more than a train ride through Zilker Park, it’s part of Austin’s history and a cultural institution. Here's an update on future operations: http://austintexas.gov/news/operation-zilker-zephyr

01/29/2020

Farewell to another Austin icon. Zilker Zephyr train shuts down after 22yrs of operation.

After 22 years of serving the people of Austin the time has come for the Zephyr to say goodbye. First, we want to thank the people of Austin for sharing the last two decades with us during your visits to Zilker Park. We are proud to say as native Austinites and a family owned business, that these years have been a pleasure. We had a great experience in Zilker Park up until our closure of the Zephyr due to rainstorms in 2019.

As friends of the Zephyr, we feel we should share the reasons for our departure as it was met with many unfortunate roadblocks which ultimately led to our closure. The shutdown of the train was due to erosion along the river, caused by runoff along the hike and bike trail. The unprecedented rains required proactive action by the Zephyr management that started in May 2019 through October, we had countless meetings with parks and recreation staff and our professional engineer that we personally hired. During this time we developed options and a final solution to get the Zephyr back on track.

However, even though we and Parks and recreation still had a one(1) year option to exercise and extension, the Zephyrs contract with parks and recreation would come to an end before the project could be completed. Knowing this, in May 2019 we had discussed with Parks and recreation staff a five(5) extension to our contract and they had stated to us they were "committed to providing a quick turnaround."

In October 2019, despite us spending countless hours and tens of thousands of dollars on designs and preparing paperwork for Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and City of Austin permits, all our efforts were met with us getting told that instead of allowing us to make the repair and offering us a contract extension, both the Concessions and Contracts committee and Parks and recreations board voted on putting the Zephyr contract our to bid. However, the parks and recreation director still had the opportunity to decide to offer us a contract extension or choose to put the train contract out to bid. This was an about face on part of the staff. Needless to say misleading.

On October 24, we reached out to parks and recreation director to request a meeting with her to explain the details of our repair and to justify our five(5) year extension in order to complete this project. City staff informed us that there weren't any meetings for that week and that we would be kept in contact to schedule another meeting at a later time. This was deceptive we never heard back from staff. So we made another attempt to schedule a meeting and never had a return call or email response. We finally received an email in December from the park director with a "final offer" contract, which was a guaranteed three(3) year with two(2) one year options. While our decision to turn down the offer was not taken lightly, we had to take into consideration that ultimately it would not have been a good business decision for us. Due to the amount of money we had projected we would have to invest for the repair - we understood only a contract with a guaranteed five years would make financial sense for our level of investment.

We are sorry we have to say goodbye like this because the Zilker Zephyr has been our family's love and passion, and we know the people of Austin and around the world loved it as well. Again, thank you for allowing us to serve you the last 22 years.

Zephyr Management

12/29/2019

The Trail of Lights deconstruction and removal is scheduled to finish on January 6th. We do not know of a section of off-leash area is open yet for use.

11/21/2019

Austin Parks and Recreation Department

Zilker Park’s trees are beautiful in the fall — and also every other season!

11/14/2019

Austin Parks and Recreation Department

Have you marked your calendar for the Zilker Holiday Tree Lighting? For the 53rd year, the Zilker Holiday Tree will ring in the season for Austinites and visitors alike. Be sure to wear layered comfortable clothes and appropriate footwear for outdoor conditions. Thanks to Quita Culpepper-KVUE for emceeing the event! Check out our website for information about the schedule, parking, and other details. https://austintexas.gov/zilkerholidaytree

11/08/2019

Zilker Park pedestrian bridge on the Ann and Roy Butler Hike and Bike Trail at Zilker Park will be closed November 12 through November 14 for repairs and board replacement.

Good morning from Zilker Park pedestrian bridge. The pedestrian bridge on the Ann and Roy Butler Hike and Bike Trail at Zilker Park will be closed November 12 through November 14 for repairs and board replacement.

10/18/2019

Austin Parks and Recreation Department

Here's the latest update on access in the Zilker Park Area, post Austin City Limits Music Festival (ACL).http://www.austintexas.gov/sites/default/files/files/Parks/Special_Events/ACLTOLmap/2019_acl_final.pdf

10/10/2019

Austin Parks and Recreation Department

Here's what to expect for Zilker Park access during the second weekend of Austin City Limits Music Festival (ACL). Be sure to check which areas of Zilker Park and roads in the vicinity will be impacted. See the map for details and visit our website for the full schedule.http://www.austintexas.gov/sites/default/files/files/Parks/Special_Events/ACLTOLmap/2019_acl_final.pdf

09/20/2019

Austin City Limits Music Festival (ACL) road and park closures. Sept. 23-28, Stratford Rd. and Barton Springs Rd. near Zilker Park will be partly or fully closed. Areas of Zilker Park will also be closed.

Update on Austin City Limits Music Festival (ACL) road and park closures. Sept. 23-28, Stratford Rd. and Barton Springs Rd. near Zilker Park will be partly or fully closed. Areas of Zilker Park will also be closed. Open parts of the park include: the picnic areas, rugby field, playscape, and the Barton Creek Greenbelt. The following facilities will be open: McBeth, Zilker Botanical Garden, Austin Nature and Science Center, Barton Springs Pool. To access Zilker Park, use the south side main entrance and parking areas. If you're looking for alternate options for getting outside, check out our park directory. http://www.austintexas.gov/page/park-directory

08/07/2019

ACL Radio's Blues on the Green

🐾PUP PSA🐾 Your furry friends are welcome to join in on the fun tonight at Blues on the Green! Doggy pools will be located all around the park to keep them cool and hydrated. 💦

08/06/2019

Austin Parks and Recreation Department

Zilker Botanical Garden Center building is closed for maintenance from August 5th to 9th. Zilker Botanical Garden will be open regular hours 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, and the restroom at the west end of the parking lot will be available.

07/08/2019

Friends of Austin Dog Parks

Austin’s Kaxan is a semifinalist for the American Humane Hero Dog Awards and is one of three therapy dogs in the nation up for this award and we need your help. Please VOTE and share to your social pages if you feel so inclined.

On May 19, 2012, Kaxan was running in an alley behind the KXAN Austin news studio. He was dirty, skinny, homeless, and didn’t know where to go. The kind folks at KXAN took him in and nicknamed me “Kaxan”.

Today, Kaxan is an official Therapy Dog with Divine Canines and the rest is history. Please VOTE of Kaxan today!!!

06/19/2019

Save Our Springs Alliance

“The default solution to build more parking whenever demand increases needed to end with the 20th century,” he said. “It’s time that the city of Austin practice what it preaches and solve this problem without more pavement.” - Bobby Levinski, SOS Attorney
://www.austinmonitor.com/stories/2019/06/visions-of-zilker-park-split-over-parking/?fbclid=IwAR3D1a3sg0ai68WLWLRLchwqJa3irX9QGZYcI3qqEesUGt_0ycGzVJftdjg

05/27/2019

ACL Radio's Blues on the Green

Blues on the Green. June 12th. Zilker Park. We'll see ya there. ☀️ Austin City Limits Radio is stoked for Max Frost and Sun June! 🎶 We can't wait! Supported by Thomas J. Henry Injury Attorneys. More info: https://bit.ly/2IXMRWx

05/14/2019

CBS Austin

Erosion shuts down Zilker Zephyr.

The owner of the Zilker Zephyr says he’s working with engineers to figure out what it will take to get the train rolling again. No timeline has been set.

04/24/2019

Austin360

It's almost time to break out the lawn chairs 🙌

03/31/2019

ABC Kite Fest

THE 90TH ABC KITE FEST IS FINALLY HERE! Be sure to download the new ABC Kite Fest App for up-to-date information on parking, events, and weather from our media partner, @KXAN_News! Swipe right for a map of the park. #ATX #ZilkerPark #90thAnniversary #abckitefest

03/18/2019

Parking a problem at Zilker Park? Share your thoughts via this survey.

The Zilker Park Working Group needs your input on traffic & parking solutions at Zilker Park! Hop the Zephyr to: surveymonkey.com/r/zilkertransportationsurvey to lend them a hand.

#austinparks #atxparks #austin #zilkerpark #parking #traffic #cityofaustin #bartonsprings

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