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The Battle for the Springs: A Chronology
"...magnificent 68-degree spring-fed swimming hole that's the centerpiece of Zilker Park on the south shore of Town Lake. People..."

Aug. 9, 2002 News Feature

City Hall Hustle: Tweetfully Yours
The City Council considers food, names, and form-based code
"...of controversy, there was a chance food-vendor regs might spark debate. A smattering ensued: Consultant Paul Saldaña, retained by..."

Oct. 1, 2010 News Column by Wells Dunbar

Be Our Guest
Local attractions wish to welcome Hurricane Ike evacuees with deep discounts.
"...Howard Lane, 512/255-4131 Kiddie Acres, a no-admission children’s amusement park for kids aged 10 and under, is offering $1..."

Sept. 18, 2008 Emergency Post by Kate X Messer

Point Austin: Beside the Point
Bowing to public pressure, city declines to change management of Zilker's canoe rental service from longtime concessionaire Zilker Park Boat Rentals
"...Item 40 – changing management of the city's Zilker Park canoe rental service from longtime concessionaire Zilker Park..."

Dec. 23, 2005 News Column by Wells Dunbar

Road Rage
The Barton Springs Road project has encountered more than few speed bumps
"...a treasured two-lane roadway -- the inner gateway to Zilker Park and Barton Springs Pool, and home to "Restaurant..."

Aug. 30, 2002 News Feature by Amy Smith

By Any Other Name
The history of Austin's cherished landmarks reveals the extent to which chance plays a part in who among their namesakes we remember and which fade with time.
"...The ever-efficient E.M. Shipe, father of Hyde Park (and thus of Shipe Park), saw no reason to..."

Jan. 26, 2001 Features Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Austin at Large: The Pigs Inside Our Python
Austin takes a looooong time to digest what it swallows
"...Barbaro could have more space to lay out the Zilker Park visions that have emerged from the city's planning..."

Feb. 25, 2022 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Public Notice: Top 10 Stories of 2021
Some top topics on the community news front
"...Golf Course has been a perennial money-­loser for the Parks and Recreation Department's Golf Division, and they've tried to..."

Dec. 17, 2021 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Visiting Austin on a Budget
See the city and still afford your flight home
"...Spend the day at Zilker Park..."

Aug. 20, 2021 Chronolog Post by Cody Song

Squirrel Fest, a Bidi Bidi Birthday, and More Community Events
Plan your week with some of our recommended happenings around town
"...city and state departments, temp agencies, and lots more. Parking is free after 10:30am and the expo runs 11..."

April 12, 2024 Arts Feature by James Scott

Best of Austin: No Pasture Greener
"Best of Austin" 2013 is coming. Let's look back at some previous bests.
"...With a whopping 43 awards, Zilker Park has won an award in every category except..."

Sept. 11, 2013 Chronolog Post by Nina Hernandez

The Daily Hustle: 10/4/10
ACL = Austin (Street) Closure Listings
"...runs Friday, Oct. 8, through Sunday, Oct. 10, at Zilker Park...."

Oct. 4, 2010 News Post by Wells Dunbar

The Canoe Conundrum
Longtime proprietors of Town Lake's canoe rental franchise get sent up the river without a paddle
"...five-year contract (with two five-year extensions) for freshly formed Zilker Park Canoe and Kayak to run the city's canoe..."

Dec. 16, 2005 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

Austin Access Arts Summer Events
"...Zilker Theatre Productions' Big River (AD): July 17 & 31,..."

June 11, 1999 Arts Feature

As Charlie Jones Exits C3, He Traces His Journey From College Station to Founding ACL Fest
Leaving the music promotions empire he helped build, Jones begins his new events company, Four Leaf
"...my car broke down on the side of Southwest Parkway running back and forth with Cyrille Neville in the..."

Feb. 28, 2020 Music Feature by Raoul Hernandez

Art Fun in the Summertime
May
"...co-director Acia Gray and a party on the Tapestry parking lot. Sat, May 22, 2pm. Tapestry Studios, 507-B Pressler...."

May 21, 1999 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Critics Poll
"...Caligiuri: Rolling Stones, Zilker Park..."

Jan. 5, 2007 Music Feature

Austin’s Best Free Summer Events
From museums to live music to yoga to bats, Austin has it all
"...through the forested grounds of the Contemporary Austin’s sculpture park and art-in-nature site. Also keep an eye and an..."

July 15, 2022 Events Post by Mazzy Oliver Smallwood

To Opt, or Not?
How one neighborhood-planning team carefully weighed VMU's power to change its surroundings
"...The Zilker Neighborhood Association's recommendations on vertical mixed-use provide a window..."

Feb. 1, 2008 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...nonprofit hopes to demonstrate strong citizen interest to the Parks and Recreation Board – voting that same night on..."

Feb. 23, 2007 News Feature

Eat Your Heart Out: A Three-Day Meal Plan for ACL Eats 2022
Paramore, Lil Nas X, and SZA aren't the only acts to watch for
"...Situated on the edge of Zilker Park, this year's foodie fest (better known as ACL..."

Oct. 6, 2022 Music Post by Kriss Conklin

Public Notice: Race and Education
Fun times well after midnight with the AISD board
"...Zilker 100 – Zilker Park Free Day – This Sunday,..."

April 7, 2017 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Keeping Austin Green
The Parks budget finally got a boost, but the real job has just begun
"...when City Council approved a 15% increase in the Parks and Recreation Department's FY 2013-2014 operating budget to the..."

Nov. 8, 2013 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

Little Shop of Horrors
This year's Zilker Summer Musical swaps the Swiss Alps for Skid Row, but it's as hugely entertaining as ever
"...Little Shop of HorrorsSheffield Zilker Hillside Theater, 2206 William Barton Dr., 512/479-9491 www.zilker.org Through..."

July 26, 2013 Arts Review by Jillian Owens

Three Generations of Writers Reflect on ACL Fest 2021
Personal journals from a plague-era festival
"...and locally simpatico. Arc Angels closed a dimly lit Zilker Park as a couple anonymous hippie chicks serenaded me..."

Oct. 8, 2021 Music Feature by Kevin Curtin

Virtual ACL Music Fest Keeps Flags Flying
Nostalgic livestream and rising Austin talent fundraise for the Austin Parks Foundation
"...the premier concert installation still raised colorful flags at Zilker Park, hosted Matthew McConaughey, and chose select local acts..."

Oct. 16, 2020 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

Sara Hensley Turns Over a New Leaf
The new PARD director has big ideas – to realize them, she'll have to raise big bucks
"...Council Member Randi Shade wasn't suggesting that Austin's new Parks & Recreation Department director should leap onstage in a..."

July 24, 2009 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Stratford Drive: Let’s Work On It
Redevelopment plan goes back to drawing board
"...now on hold indefinitely. Last Friday, via city memo, Parks and Recre­a­tion Department Acting Director Kimberly McNeeley told City..."

June 29, 2018 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

Don't Know What You've Got …
"...Dear Editor, Andrew Zilker donated the land Zilker Park sits on for use..."

June 5, 2018 Postmarks

30 Years of “Best of Austin”
Some of the stories behind 10,484 awards
"...16 different awards for different aspects of Zilker Park..."

Nov. 8, 2019 Features Feature by Nick Barbaro

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