Zilker Neighborhood Association
Austin, Texas 78704

South Zilker Park

South Zilker Park is the portion of Zilker Park bounded by Barton Creek to the north, Azie Morton Rd to the south, Barton Hills Dr to the west, and and Barton Springs Rd to the east. There is a small creek that parallels the sidewalk on the north side of Azie Morton Rd. This creek receives runoff from the Zilker and Barton Hills neighborhoods, flows over the Barton Springs recharge zone just after it crosses under Azie Morton Rd, and then flows into Barton Creek a few hundred feet downstream of Barton Springs Pool.

Friends of South Zilker Park

While technically in the Barton Hills Neighborhood, residents of both neighborhoods (Zilker and Barton Hills) have joined together as a volunteer group (Friends of South Zilker Park) to beautify this waterway and restore native trees, grasses and flowers. City of Austin and Keep Austin Beautiful provide us with guidance, plants, and tools as we work to create a more beautiful, biologically-functioning stream corridor in our neighborhood. The restored stream will do a better job filtering pollutants from our neighborhood's storm water runoff, lessening erosion, mitigating flash floods, and increasing wildlife habitat. Opportunities to participate in these activities --especially periodic workdays, will be announced in the ZNA newsletter and on the ZNA listserv. For more information, contact Gail Rothe (grothe@austin.rr.com).

Proposed Projects

Map of South Zilker Park

Map of South Zilker Park