Closed since March, Barton Springs Pool to reopen with reservations June 9

Barton Springs Pool
With temperatures reaching into the 90s on March 24, Barton Springs Pool would normally be busy. However, restrictions put in place at that time closed the pool to the public. On June 9, the pool will reopen to the public. (Christopher Neely/Community Impact Newspaper)

With temperatures reaching into the 90s on March 24, Barton Springs Pool would normally be busy. However, restrictions put in place at that time closed the pool to the public. On June 9, the pool will reopen to the public. (Christopher Neely/Community Impact Newspaper)

After being closed for close to three months, Barton Springs Pool will open to the public beginning June 9.

According to materials on the city of Austin’s website, the historic Barton Springs Pool will reopen with limited capacity for four days a week.

Beginning June 9, Barton Springs Pool will be open from 5 a.m.-10 p.m. on Tuesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

Residents can swim at their own risk daily from 5-7 a.m., but the pool will close after 7 a.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, according to the city’s website.

No admission will be charged during modified hours, according to the city, but reservations are required to use the pool. Reservations can be made here.


The city states on its website that multiple precautionary measures will be taken to protect residents from the spread of the coronavirus while at Barton Springs Pool.

Visitors will be screened for COVID-19 prior to entrance, and any visitors will be required to wear cloth coverings over their face when not actively swimming.

Further, staff will clear the Barton Springs Pool site every two hours for cleaning and disinfection.
By Iain Oldman
Iain Oldman joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2017 after spending two years in Pittsburgh, Pa., where he covered Pittsburgh City Council. His byline has appeared in PublicSource, WESA-FM and Scranton-Times Tribune. Iain worked as the reporter for Community Impact Newspaper's flagship Round Rock/Pflugerville/Hutto edition and is now working as the editor for the Northwest Austin edition.


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