Families looking to beat the summer heat, kids in tow, will have an alternative to backyard sprinklers this summer: Austin's new miniature water park on the Eastside, Bartholomew Pool, will open on June 6. When the former Bartholomew Pool was shut down due to a structural failure, Austin's Parks and Recreation department took the opportunity to up their water game, outfitting the newly designed pool with attractions including fountains, slides, a diving board, and balancing lily pads. Bartholomew pool is located at 1800 E. 51st Street. Entry fees are consistent with all Austin municipal pools: free for children under 1 year; $1 for resident children 1-11 years; $2 for resident juniors ages 12-17 years; $3 for resident adults 18-62 years; and $1 for resident seniors, 62 years and older. Daily entry fees vary for non-residents."
Read more Summer Fun stories (and check out the last few years of fun) at austinchronicle.com/summer-fun as we slather on the SPF and lead up to the release of our special annual issue celebrating Austin's sunniest season. The Austin Chronicle’s 2014 Summer Fun Issue hits the stands Thursday, May 16.