Zilker Update 10/6/09

The City of Austin Parks and Recreation Dept and C3 Presents Inc. announced yesterday that they are keeping the heavy equipment out of the park until the fields dry more before removing the heavy staging and other items.  (When they were setting up for the festival, the organizers put down rubberized mats to protect the grass, which worked quite well, they will do the same again, but want to get some of the mud out first.)

Also, the Parks Department announced that they use hoses to wash the mud off of the sod and then scoop it up as well. Both organizations will work together to replace any sod.  Given the increased chances of rain this week, this may take some time, the parks department announced it may take until the end of October before the park is open.  We appreciate your patience and understanding with these additional delays.

This is the fourth year that the Austin Parks Foundation has joined with C3 Presents and the City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department in presenting the Austin City Limits Music Festival and the impact on our parks has been tremendous, with nearly $1 Million in improvement projects funded in parks across the city, with thousands in additional donations raised by our 60 community groups for park projects.  Click here for our current and recent projects.