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SXSW Free Butler Park Concert Series
Schedule for Music fest’s all-star weekend extravanganzas
"...Expo, and South by Southwest’s free concert series in Butler Park, the music festival that’s A Million Music Festivals..."

March 6, 2014 Music Post by Chase Hoffberger

How Much of Zilker Park Can Austin Return to Nature?
Balancing ecological preservation and the human element in city's Zilker Park Vision Plan
"...Austin has parks, and then it has Zilker Park. With more than..."

Oct. 29, 2021 News Feature by Lina Fisher

Open House Meeting for Town Lake Park Master Plan
The first in a series of public meetings
"...Austin's Parks and Recreation Department will hold a public open house..."

Dec. 2, 2011 News Feature by Nick Barbaro

Trailer Park Goes Big
'Ender's Game,' 'The World's End,' and 'The Butler'
"...for his zom-rom-com screenplay, and the cast of The Butler is one of the most star-studded lists in recent..."

May 9, 2013 Screens Post by Monica Riese

Community Advocates Worry Commercial Interests Dominate Zilker Park Vision Plan
Zilker Park or "Park Zilker"?
"...stakeholder input, the city's final draft of the Zilker Park Vision Plan has drawn the ire of environmentalists who..."

Dec. 16, 2022 News Feature by Lina Fisher

Public Notice: Zilker Park Vision Still Cloudy
It’s hard planning for the future, when humans insist on living in the present
"...The city Parks and Recreation Depart­ment and lead consultants Design Work­shop presented..."

Feb. 18, 2022 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Public Notice: Rewilding Zilker Park
How do you polish a crown jewel?
"...written before, both here and elsewhere, about the Zilker Park Vision Plan process that's being conducted by the city's..."

Oct. 15, 2021 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Review: Hyde Park Theatre’s Running Bear
Hyde Park’s new original play perfectly showcases writer Raul Garza
"...El (Teatro Vivo, 2016), Confessions of a Mexpatriate (Hyde Park Theatre, 2018), and There and Back (Ground Floor Theatre,..."

June 20, 2022 Arts Post by Bob Abelman

With Zilker Plan Dead, When Will Council Move on Park Improvements?
Parts of the plan should remain, Paige Ellis says
"...After the dramatic death of the Zilker Park Vision Plan last week, following months of bitter contention,..."

Aug. 18, 2023 News Feature by Lina Fisher

Here We Go Again
Does Austin need a cancer survivors plaza?
"...a stone by the side of the pond in Butler Park, just south of Riverside Drive. The shallow ornamental..."

Aug. 14, 2009 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Luv Doc Recommends: South Austin Pitch and Pooch Celebrity Golf Tournament and Canine Extravaganza
Butler Park Pitch & Putt, Friday, June 3, 2011
"...miracle/wonder that goes largely unnoticed, and that is the Butler Park Pitch & Putt Golf Course behind the Jack..."

June 3, 2011 Column by The Luv Doc

Austin Reggae Fest’s Easter Sunday
Everton Blender closes down displaced event
"...addressed the crowd. “Remember as we’re gathered here in Butler Park, it’s only temporary. Next year we’ll be back..."

April 21, 2014 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

2013 Austin Food & Wine Festival
Huge improvements over last year, but still a few wrinkles
"...spoke with agreed things went much better than 2012. Butler Park was certainly a more intimate setting, so getting..."

April 29, 2013 Food Post by Wes Marshall

Judas Priest Pounds Fun Fun Fun Fest 2014
Some heads are gonna roll
"...Fest’s ninth annual edition, set for Auditorium Shores and Butler Park Nov. 7-9. Get yer Orange, Black, and Blue..."

May 19, 2014 Music Post by Chase Hoffberger

Honoring Dr. George Tiller
Women's health providers and advocates plan a vigil for Tiller
"...TO HONOR DR. GEORGE TILLER Thursday, June 4th 8pm Butler Park 903 W Riverside Dr Near Palmer Events Center..."

June 2, 2009 News Post by Jordan Smith

Pease Out
New year will mean limited park use for commercial fitness groups
"...At a Nov. 18 public meeting, the Austin Parks and Recreation Department rolled out a City Council-approved program..."

Dec. 2, 2011 News Feature by Laurel Chesky

More Vignettes from 2013 Austin Food & Wine Fest
This year's edition a big improvement over rocky debut last spring.
"...of venue made a huge difference. Instead of dog park dust in our eyes and our wine glasses, we..."

April 30, 2013 Food Post by Claudia Alarcón

SXSW Saturday Showcases
Park your hiney at a Saturday night SXSW showcase
"...Take Me to the River2:45pm, Butler Park..."

March 14, 2014 Music Feature

First SXSW Free Concert Announced: Foster the People
Pumped up kicks at Butler park
"...comes news of the first free festival concerts at Butler Park on Barton Springs Rd. near Auditorium Shores...."

Feb. 18, 2014 Music Post by Chase Hoffberger

'Statesman' Demagoguery on SXSW and Special Events
"...C3 "contributed $440,548 to charitable causes, including the Austin Parks Foun­da­tion. By contrast, SXSW made no charitable contributions to..."

May 30, 2014 News Feature by Nick Barbaro

Council Backs Parkland Preservation in Vote for New Dougherty Arts Center Site
Austin's oldest community arts venue would relocate to new facility in Butler Shores' southeast corner
" pad is one step closer to its long-awaited Butler Shores Park homecoming, following City Council's unanimous approval of..."

May 28, 2021 News Feature by Beth Sullivan

2013 Austin Food & Wine Festival
April 28, 2013. 46 photos.
"...Austin Food and Wine Fest at Butler Park on April 27, 2013..."

April 29, 2013 Photo Gallery

Austin Food & Wine Festival Preview
Second annual fest moves to Butler Park
"...wisely relocated the daytime festivities to the kinder, greener Butler Park and expanded the size of the tented seating..."

April 25, 2013 Food Post by Virginia B. Wood

Gerard Butler stars in this futuristic thriller set in a multiplayer online gaming universe.
"...Directed by: Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor. Starring: Gerard Butler, Kyra Sedgwick, Michael C. Hall, Amber Valletta, Chris "Ludacris"..."

Sept. 11, 2009 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Playback: Fun Fun Fun Fest's New Look
New location and grass, same Fun Fun Fun
"...ninth year, has crossed the street into the adjacent Butler Park. The grass grows healthier there on turf lightly..."

Nov. 7, 2014 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Yogi Bear
This mixture of animated talking animals and live action is unbearable.
"...approximation of the original, which was voiced by Daws Butler) still lives in Jellystone Park and still proclaims himself..."

Dec. 17, 2010 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Naked City
News briefs from Austin, the region, and beyond
"...a Downtown block now occupied by the Convention Center parking garage. The city took possession of the property –..."

May 14, 2010 News Feature

Playback: The King of Hip-Hop
MLK Day, ready-made for hip-hop, plus Fun Fun Fun Fest lands back at Auditorium Shores, and RIP Will Indian
"...Adjusting for the park's impending face lift, FFF altered its layout, relinquishing use..."

Jan. 17, 2014 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Fun Fun Fun Fest Returns to Auditorium Shores
Festival moving slightly for ninth year downtown, Nov. 7-9
"...From there, it spreads to Butler Park, the plot of grass and concrete walkways adjacent..."

Jan. 14, 2014 Music Post by Chase Hoffberger

Parks and Rec: If You Build It ...
Is Austin's appetite for fountains bigger than its wallet?
"...What to do with the water features in Butler Park? A fountain needs fixing, and a pond, the..."

May 28, 2010 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

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