04.12 There were approximately a dozen neighbors that showed up at the Putt Putt place to meet with the Bucys (father and son) and go over their plans for the facility. Here is a description of the planned Biergarten John handed out to the group along with a layout of the place.

Scan of biergarten layout small "Twin Oaks Biergarten, LLC located at 6700 Burnet Road in the heart of Austin is an all outdoor family friendly facility with mini golf, a play scape, 2 sand volleyball courts  for league play plus food drinks and fun! Twin Oaks will be a great place to watch the game, hang out with friends and co-workers after a long day of work or host a party!"

Here are some of my notes from the meeting:

  • there will be a small restaurant that serves beer and wine
  • will include two volleyball courts, biergarten, playscape, miniature golf, and bounce house
  • plan to fence off the the entire back of the property that will include a gate
  • hours of operation will be 11:00 to midnight on weekdays, 10:00 to midnight on Saturdays, and 10:00 to not sure yet on Sundays
  • volleyball league play will end at 10:00 p.m.
  • will adhere to the city's sound decibel level restrictions
  • live music (singer-songwriter-type music) planned for Saturday evenings ending at 10:00
  • no change to existing parking lot
  • plans are to open up in June
  • will have security system in place after hours
  • the two large trees on the property will remain

Photo of putt putt Some of the neighbor comments/concerns:

  • noise at previous Putt Putt facility was loud at times
  • would like the fence to run the length of the property line along the parking lot
  • "would you consider additional sound barriers beyond the planned 8' fence?"
  • "why are you staying open so late?"
  • one person recommended having the play area closer to the seating area similar to Amy's and to Central Market where parents can keep a closer watch on their children. The current configuration does not make it truly family-friendly for families with small children.