Zilker Park To Close For Renovations

Zilker Park in Austin, Texas, will close for the first half of 2009 during irrigation system installations.

New sod and trees will also be planted in the iconic park, home to the Austin City Limits Music Festival, in an area where dust has engulfed the annual concert in the past, the Austin-American Statesman reported.

ACL producer C3 Presents will reimburse the city parks department for the $2.5 million improvements over a seven- to 10-year period, the paper said.