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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

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

Dec. 16, 2022 News Feature by Lina Fisher

Luv Doc Recommends: 82nd Zilker Park Kite Festival
Zilker Park, Sunday, March 7, 2010
"...clear blue and put out someone's eye. In a park full of children staring up at the heavens in..."

March 5, 2010 Column by The Luv Doc

Luv Doc Recommends: 79th Zilker Park Kite Festival
Zilker Park, Sunday, March 4, 2007
"...flying – just in time for this Sunday’s 79th Zilker Park Kite Festival. If you’re too obsessed with the..."

March 2, 2007 Column by The Luv Doc

Zilker Park: Paved Paradise, or Vice Versa
When is a parking lot not a parking lot? When it’s next to the beloved park.
"...Drive Redevel­op­ment Project, a joint endeavor of the Austin Parks Foundation, C3 Presents, and the city's Parks and Rec­reation..."

June 1, 2018 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

Zilker Park: A Neglected Crown Jewel
"...If the model for Austin parks at the end of the 20th century remains Zilker..."

Dec. 17, 1999 News Feature by Dan Oko

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

Oct. 15, 2021 News Column by Nick Barbaro

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

Rewilding Zilker Park and Reveling in Halloween
LISTEN: The Austin Chronicle Show on KOOP Community Radio
"...into the two vision plans for the future of Zilker Park and their different approaches to weighing the cultural..."

Oct. 29, 2021 News Post by Kimberley Jones

Blues on the Green Postpones Zilker Park Shows
Season pulled one day out due to latest COVID-19 wave
"...Sir Woman followed the annual event’s well-attended return to Zilker Park last month...."

Aug. 9, 2021 Music Post by Rachel Rascoe

Where Did All the Zilker Park Toilet Stall Doors Go?
"...Dear Editor, Why did the folks at the Parks and Recreation Department decide to take all the stall..."

April 11, 2011 Postmarks

Street Food Near Zilker Park
If the ACL food court isn't enough, check out these nearby eateries
"...sharing the new, comfortable, and breezy South Austin Trailer Park & Eatery with Torchy's. The new compound has ample..."

Sept. 26, 2008 Food Feature by Kate Thornberry

First-Ever Comprehensive Plan Looks at Zilker's Future
The Zilker Park Vision Plan starts rolling
"...Last Tuesday, June 29, the Austin Parks and Recreation Department hosted its first community meeting to..."

July 9, 2021 News Feature by Lina Fisher

Parks Board Recommends Zilker Plan Despite Misinformation-Fueled Outrage
Stakeholders respond to 5,000-seat amphitheater concerns
"...The Zilker Park Vision Plan has cleared its last hurdle before..."

May 26, 2023 News Post by Lina Fisher

Tensions Rise Ahead of Meeting on Zilker Plan
Dazed and confused over Zilker
"...As the Zilker Vision Plan nears its City Council vote, slated for..."

May 19, 2023 News Feature by Lina Fisher

Opinion: The Zilker Vision Plan Is Deeply Flawed and Should Be Scrapped
The newly released draft plan is a recipe for how to ruin a park
"..."Should I be worried that a music festival in Zilker Park which charges $5,500 for Platinum Access may lead..."

Dec. 23, 2022 Column by David Weinberg

Zilker Vision Not Quite 20/20
Rewilding advocates call for more specifics as Zilker Vision Plan process nears end
"...Since the city Parks and Recreation Department and Design Workshop have been working..."

March 4, 2022 News Feature by Lina Fisher

Zilker’s Tiny Train Is Coming Back
The Eagle (formerly the Zephyr) has almost landed
"...Finally, some good Zilker news – the Zilker Eagle is back...."

Aug. 19, 2023 News Post by Lina Fisher

Luv Doc Recommends: 50th Annual Zilker Summer Musical – Disney's Beauty and the Beast
Beverly S. Sheffield Zilker Hillside Theater, Thursday, July 10, 2008
" are going to get laid by attending the Zilker Hillside Theatre’s production of Beauty and the Beast. In..."

July 11, 2008 Column by The Luv Doc

New Plan Reimagines Walter E. Long Park
New plan reimagines Austin's largest park
"...Austin's largest park is slowly getting closer to a long-promised makeover, with..."

June 28, 2019 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

New Asian Restaurant Zoé Tong Set to Open on Zilker Strip This Fall
NYC culinary power couple combines the best of Asia and Austin
"...their culinary star power to town with their upcoming Zilker-area restaurant, Zoé Tong...."

Aug. 28, 2023 Food Post by Rod Machen

Zilker Revisited
"...Lina Fisher’s article “Community Advocates Worry Commercial Interests Dominate Zilker Park Vision Plan” (Dec. 16), opposing group Rewilding Zilker..."

Dec. 20, 2022 Postmarks

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..."

Aug. 18, 2023 News Feature by Lina Fisher

Public Notice: The Zilker Master Plan Is Back
And so is the Community Advancement Network report
"...The Zilker Metropolitan Park Vision Plan has been released in draft..."

Nov. 18, 2022 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Zilker Revamp Plan Dead in the Water(shed)
Mayor Kirk Watson calls it off
"...of events over the weekend, the controversial and years-in-the-making Zilker Master Plan "will not be on the August 31st..."

Aug. 11, 2023 News Feature by Nick Barbaro

Meet Social Media Star Sid, the Regal Beagle, the Inspiration Behind Zilker Bark
Man’s best friend, and life coach
"...many of you should know as the creator of Zilker Bark, says Sid's "pizza dog" video was shared by..."

Feb. 16, 2018 Features Feature by Sarah Marloff

Zilker Holiday Tree 5K
Justify all those holiday calories by signing up for the Zilker Holiday Tree 5K
"...dumped for the umpteenth time, why not add the Zilker Holiday Tree 5K to your holiday calendar as a..."

Dec. 24, 2010 Sports Feature by Mark Fagan

Public Notice: Park Potables Panned at Planning
Beer and wine sales at Barton Springs? Maybe not.
"...Even as the Zilker Park Vision Plan wends its way forward (Public Notice,..."

Oct. 29, 2021 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Zilch on Zilker
"...closed doors, a proposed $200 million “vision plan” for Zilker Park has been developed with little public input but..."

April 19, 2023 Postmarks

Through Steel, Wood, Glass, and Gas, Ion Art Turns Zilker Into a Glowing Wonderland
Enter the Neon Garden
" else in Texas: supercharging the verdant acres of Zilker Botanical Garden for six nights with more than 100..."

April 22, 2022 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

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