Barton Springs Pool Cover Photo

The Austin Parks and Recreation Aquatic Division operates 45 public aquatic facilities, which includes 7 Regional pools, 3 Community pools, 22 Neighborhood pools, 1 Wading pool, Barton Springs Pool and 11 splash pads.  In addition to coordinating open water events and swim team competitions, we also offer instructional programs such as masters swim, lifeguard and water safety training and youth and adult swim lessons.

Pool Reopening Updates

With summer around the corner, Austin Parks and Recreation announces plans to reopen additional aquatic programs and facilities. Select City splashpads and pools in each quadrant of Austin will begin opening, and swimming lessons for all ages will once again be offered. 
 
Lifeguard Shortage
 
The Aquatics Division does not have enough lifeguards to open all of the pools that would normally open at the beginning of June. Due to a lifeguard shortage caused by a year-long hiring freeze and disruption to training, pools will continue to operate with modified hours and capacity. Expanding hours and opening additional pools will not be possible until enough lifeguards can be trained, certified, and hired.

The City stopped hiring lifeguards in March of 2020 due to COVID-19, and staff were unable to resume hiring lifeguards until March of 2021. Another limiting factor has been the number of lifeguards who can be trained at a time due to COVID-19. Austin Parks and Recreation’s Aquatics Division continues to consult with Austin Public Health on Lifeguard Training Safety as pandemic conditions evolve. 

An experienced and dedicated Aquatics Division team has been teaching classes at capacity since hiring resumed in order to get as many lifeguards as possible certified and working. As lifeguards are hired and trained, they will be assigned equitably to pools throughout the city. This will ensure that all Austinites have access to pools this summer. 

Apply to become a lifeguard at LifeguardAustin.com

Barton Springs Pool will no longer require reservations beginning Friday, June 18.

To purchase an entry pass please CLICK HERE. In-person payment acceptance suspended until further notice.

No Reservation Required, all previously purchased reservations will be honored. 
 
Many of splash pads sustained damage from Winter Storm Uri and the Aquatics Division continues working to fix them. Repairs have been affected by available parts and contractor availability. More splash pad openings will be announced as they become operable.

Pool Locations

Check out the Parks Viewer to search for a pool near you. 

    North Austin Facilities

    Name Address Type of Facility Facility Schedule
    Bailey Splash Pad 1201 W. 33rd St. Splash pad Open
    Balcones 12017 Amherst Dr. Neighborhood pool Open
    Brentwood 6710 Arroyo Seco St. Neighborhood pool Closed
    Canyon Vista 8455 Spicewood Springs Rd. Neighborhood pool Closed
    Kennemer 1031 Payton Gin Rd. Neighborhood pool Open
    Murchison 7022 Hart Ln. Neighborhood pool Closed
    Northwest (Beverly S. Sheffield) 7000 Ardath St. Regional Aquatic Center Closed
    Springwoods 13320 Lyndhurst St. Regional Aquatic Center Open
    Walnut Creek 12138 N. Lamar Blvd. Regional Aquatic Center Open

    East Austin Facilities

    Name Address Type of Facility Facility Schedule
    Bartholomew 1800 E. 51st St. Regional Aquatic Center Open
    Bartholomew Splash Pad 5201 Berkman Dr. Splash pad Open
    Chestnut Splash Pad 1404 E. 16th St. Splash pad Closed for repairs
    Civitan 513 Vargas Rd. Neighborhood pool Open
    Dottie Jordan 2803 Loyola Ln. Neighborhood pool Open
    Givens 4001 E. 12th St. Community pool Closed
    Govalle 5200 Bolm Rd. Neighborhood pool Open
    Lott Splash Pad 1180 Curve St. Splash pad Open
    Mabel Davis 3427 Parker Ln. Regional Aquatic Center Closed
    Martin 1626 Nash Hernandez Sr. Dr. Neighborhood pool Closed
    Metz 2309 Canterbury St. Neighborhood pool Closed
    Metz Splash Pad 2407 Canterbury St. Splash pad Open
    Montopolis 1200 Montopolis Dr. Neighborhood pool Open
    Parque Zaragoza 2611 Webberville Rd. Neighborhood pool Open
    Patterson 4200 Brookview Rd. Neighborhood pool Closed
    Rosewood 2300 Rosewood Ave. Neighborhood pool Open
    Rosewood Splash Pad 2300 Rosewood Ave. Splash pad Open

    South Austin Facilities

    Name Address Type of Facility Facility Schedule
    Barton Springs Pool 2131 William Barton Dr. Regional Aquatic Center Open
    Big Stacy 700 E. Live Oak St. Neighborhood pool Open
    Dick Nichols 8011 Beckett Rd. Community pool Closed
    Dittmar 1009 W. Dittmar Dr. Neighborhood pool Open
    Dove Springs 5801 Ainez Dr. Community pool Closed
    Garrison 6001 Menchaca Rd. Regional Aquatic Center Open
    Gillis 2410 Durwood St. Neighborhood pool Closed
    Liz Carpenter Splash Pad 201 Dawson Rd. Splash Pad Open
    Ricky Guerrero Splash Pad 1100 Brodie Street Splash pad Open
    Stacy Wading (Little Stacy) 1500 Alameda Dr. Wading pool Closed

     

    West Austin Facilities

    Name Address Type of Facility Facility Schedule
    Clarksville Splash Pad 1811 W. 11th St. Splash pad Closed
    Deep Eddy 401 Deep Eddy Ave. Regional Aquatic Center Open
    Eastwoods Splash Pad 3001 Harris Park Blvd. Splash pad Open
    Pease Splash Pad 1100 Kingsbury St. Splash pad Open
    Ramsey 4201 Burnet Rd. Neighborhood pool Closed
    Reed 2614 Pecos St. Neighborhood pool Closed
    Shipe 4400 Ave. G Neighborhood pool Open
    West Austin 1317 W. 10th St. Neighborhood pool Open
    Westenfield 2008 Enfield Rd. Neighborhood pool Closed