City of AustinFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
In partnership with Austin Parks and Recreation, Austin Parks Foundation has been paving the way for the new Zilker Eagle mini train.
Lou Neff Road and all associated parking along the loop around the Zilker Park Great Lawn will remain closed through Saturday, August 7 and will reopen on Sunday, August 8. The work to re-align the road, accommodate ADA improvements, perform asphalt maintenance, and make electrical service modifications was scheduled to be finished by July 30, but the asphalt work has been delayed to minimize the impact on park programming.
During this road closure, Austin Parks Foundation is asking Zilker Park visitors to take alternate forms of transportation, including bicycles, ride sharing and public transportation. As parking will be limited during this time, using CapMetro is highly encouraged. The CapMetro 30 Local route goes to Zilker Park via Barton Springs Road.
Those who ride the bus to Zilker Park during the road closure can share their physical or app ride receipt at the Barton Springs Pool check-in desk to receive complimentary entry to the pool on behalf of Austin Parks Foundation. Visitors are encouraged to visit CapMetro’s Trip Planner at CapMetro.org/Planner for route options and up to date schedules.
August will continue to see improvements to the train tunnel, railbed and the depot, each marking an important milestone on the road to the fall opening of the Zilker Eagle mini train.
For more information on the Zilker Eagle, including construction updates and timeline visit www.ZilkerTrain.org/Construction.