Barton Springs Pool Visit Coupon
It may be cold now, but spring and summer will get here…eventually! Want something to look forward to? Think about this…Barton Springs pool will feel soooo good on a 100 degree hot summer day. It’s a great idea to include in a coupon book that your loved one will be able to redeem throughout 2016, asking you to take them there to cool off, swim, and create memories that will last a lifetime! A beautiful setting, a spring-fed 3 acre pool, and a piece of history…all in one package!
Within Zilker Park's 358 acres lies one of the crown jewels of Austin - Barton Springs Pool. The pool itself measures three acres in size, and is fed from underground springs with an average temperature of 68-70 degrees, ideal for year-round swimming.
Over the years, Barton Springs Pool has drawn people from all walks of life, from legislators who have concocted state laws there to free-spirited, topless sunbathers who turned heads in the 1970s. Robert Redford learned to swim at the pool when he was five years old while visiting family in Austin.
The Springs also serves as home to the endangered Barton Springs Salamander, and is listed as a federally protected habitat. The pool is closed to the public from 9a-7p every Thursday to allow for the vigorous and methodical cleaning methods required to help maintain the pool area for wildlife and guests alike. Depths of the pool range from 0’ to 18’ with surrounding grassy areas for patrons to lounge upon.