The Austin Parks and Recreation Department has announced that in an effort to help prevent traffic congestion on Barton Springs Road, traffic flow will be changed on weekend and holidays beginning on March 28.
There will be no entrance to the Zilker Park parking lot off of Barton Springs Road during these times. Entrances will be off the access road of N. Mopac (Loop 1). See graphic above for more details.
Also starting on Saturday, March 28, 2015 through Labor Day (September 7, 2015) - a $5 parking fee will be charged on weekends (Saturday & Sunday), Holidays, and during special events. Normal collection times are from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and for Special Events from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.