Barton Springs Pool Info

Barton Springs Pool Info
Photo by John Anderson

With summer on the run, it's now time to repress the memory of four months in the near-triple digits. That can be a challenge in the blazing sun of Zilker Park, where it sometimes feels like no hat brim is quite wide enough to protect you. All of a sudden, the memories of sweating through your shirt come flooding back and a panic attack creeps up. Luckily, Austin has the perfect solution to just such an affliction. It's called Barton Springs, and its icy waters will have your sweat glands begging for mercy. After a few minutes of that, the nightmarish memories of August heat will return to the recesses of your mind, allowing you to focus on the rock ahead.


Barton Springs Pool Info

Barton Springs Pool, 2101 Barton Springs Rd.

Hours: 5am-10pm; closed for cleaning on Thursdays, 9am-7pm

Admission: $3, adults; $2, juniors ages 12-17; $1, kids 11 and younger and seniors older than 61

Free admission for everyone, 5-9am & 9-10pm


Call the Barton Springs hotline at 867-3080 for information on pool closings due to rain. No food, drinks, or smoking allowed.

A note to readers: Bold and uncensored, The Austin Chronicle has been Austin’s independent news source for over 40 years, expressing the community’s political and environmental concerns and supporting its active cultural scene. Now more than ever, we need your support to continue supplying Austin with independent, free press. If real news is important to you, please consider making a donation of $5, $10 or whatever you can afford, to help keep our journalism on stands.

Support the Chronicle  

READ MORE
More by James Renovitch
Lunar New Year Parties, OUTsider Fest, and More Recommended Community Events
Lunar New Year Parties, OUTsider Fest, and More Recommended Community Events
Get out the vote and more this week

Feb. 16, 2024

Dog Toys and Puppy Sports Lead Our Recommended Community Events
Dog Toys and Puppy Sports Lead Our Recommended Community Events
Bucking broncos, drag vampires, and more highlights

Feb. 9, 2024

MORE IN THE ARCHIVES
One click gets you all the newsletters listed below

Breaking news, arts coverage, and daily events

Keep up with happenings around town

Kevin Curtin's bimonthly cannabis musings

Austin's queerest news and events

Eric Goodman's Austin FC column, other soccer news

Information is power. Support the free press, so we can support Austin.   Support the Chronicle