Barton Springs Pool
Ages: 0 and up
Cost: starts at $1; see website for current pricing
Parking: Yes - FREE on weekdays; $3 on weekends
Features: Handicap Accessible, Snack Stand, Picnic Area, Restrooms
Nestled within Zilker Park is one of Austin's most popular swimming holes, Barton Springs Pool. This impressive 3 acre pool is spring-fed and stays at a cool ~68 degress year-round. While many Austinites retreat from the Texas heat in the summer, you can go for a swim any time of year as it is open year-round.
Hours of Operation:
CLOSED Thursdays 9am-7pm for maintenance
View the current Barton Springs Pool schedule.
Reviewed on 05/14/2013
Barton Springs pool is an Austin favorite for a reason. Between the grassy knolls for lounging & the 68 degree spring fed water, it's a pool that is as unique as Austin. 68 degrees may sound chilly but it's pretty refreshing during the hot Texas summers. My children are young, 2 & 4, so we usually stick to the shallow end. We usually bring water shoes as the bottom of the shallow end can get slick, noodles for floating and a blanket to...more