Open public swimming pools in Austin, TX

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Beat the Texas heat by relaxing in one of the many public pools Ausitn has to offer. | Photo by Kindel Media via Pexels

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With three-digit temperatures in the Austin area and summer drought conditions being the recent topic of conversation, taking a dip in a local pool isn’t such a bad idea.

Did you know the Austin Parks and Recreation Aquatic Division operates 45 public aquatic facilities?

Due to an ongoing lifeguard shortage, some of the public pools aren’t open yet. Don’t worry, we’ve rounded up a list of the 14 pools ready to welcome Austinites looking to make a splash. 💦

Year-round

Bartholomew | Year-round, Friday-Wednesday | 800 E. 51st St. | $2+ | Picnic tables, changing area, and outdoor showers

Barton Springs | Year-round, daily | 2131 William Barton Dr. | $2+ | Open for “Swim at Your Own Risk” only

Big Stacy | Year-round, Tuesday-Sunday | 700 E. Live Oak St. | Free | Benches, changing area, a covered shower, and family restrooms

Deep Eddy | Year-round, daily, closed the first Tuesday of each month | 401 Deep Eddy Ave. | $2+ | Picnic tables, changing area, and outdoor showers — Note: This is Texas’s oldest swimming pool + it gets its clear, blue water from two nearby wells. Read about more local historic sites here.

Springwoods | Year-round, Wednesday-Sunday | 13320 Lyndhurst St. | $2+ | Picnic tables, changing area, and an outdoor shower

Seasonal

Balcones | Seasonal, Tuesday-Sunday | 12017 Amherst Dr. | Free | Picnic tables, changing area, and a covered shower

Dick Nichols Pool | Seasonal, Tuesday-Sunday | 8011 Beckett Rd. | Free | Picnic tables, changing area, and covered shower

Dove Springs | Seasonal, Friday-Wednesday | 5801 Ainez Dr. | Free | Picnic tables, changing area, and a covered shower

Garrison | Seasonal, Thursday-Tuesday | 6001 Menchaca Rd. | $2+ | Picnic tables, changing area, and outdoor showers

Montopolis | Seasonal, Wednesday-Monday | 1200 Montopolis Dr. | Free | Picnic tables, changing area, an outdoor shower — read about the Montopolis Pool Replacement Project.

Northwest | Seasonal, Friday-Wednesday | 7000 Ardath St. | $2+ | Picnic tables, changing area, and outdoor showers

Rosewood | Seasonal, Tuesday-Sunday | 2300 Rosewood Ave. | Free | Changing area and covered shower 

Shipe | Seasonal, Thursday-Tuesday | 4400 Ave. G | Free | Picnic tables, changing area, and an outdoor shower

Westenfield | Seasonal, Thursday-Tuesday | 2000 Enfield Rd. | Free | Picnic tables, changing area, and an outdoor shower

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