Tag Archives: Barton Springs Pool

Monday, June 24, 2019 by Jessi Devenyns

City shares reason for Barton Springs’ cloudy water last December

After Barton Springs was closed for a few days last December following an unusual level of turbidity in the water, the city immediately began investigating the cause.As the plumes of sediment filling the freshwater pool settled, instruments measuring water quality…

Thursday, May 31, 2018 by Chad Swiatecki

Salamanders key as city considers improvements at Barton Springs

A variety of improvements totaling millions of dollars for the area around Barton Springs will move slowly forward in 2019 and 2020, with the protection of the endangered Barton Springs salamander as the primary consideration of city staff.At a combined…

Wednesday, July 13, 2016 by Kate McGee

Cap Metro takes down social media post referencing 2013 Barton Springs drowning

In the photo, a curly haired woman stares into the camera wearing a red lifeguard bathing suit, holding a red rectangular flotation device over her shoulder.“It can be really serious at Barton Springs,” reads the quote that accompanies the picture.…

Thursday, March 24, 2016 by Vicky Garza

New study envisions major changes around Barton Springs Pool

Austin’s rapid population growth and development, along with Zilker Park’s aging facilities, are threatening Barton Springs, the pool and its bathhouse. In a presentation to the Parks and Recreation Board on Tuesday, city staff and members of the Barton Spring…

Tuesday, March 22, 2016 by Jo Clifton

Staff seeking OK to fix Eliza Spring

Members of the city’s Watershed Protection and Parks and Recreation departments have been planning improvements for Eliza Spring in Zilker Park since at least 2012. The spring, which is home to the largest concentration of the endangered Barton Springs salamander…

Friday, February 19, 2016 by Elizabeth Pagano

Parking meters? In Zilker Park?

Austinites who frequent Zilker Park are used to kites, lights and fences going up. But this week, a wholly unfamiliar sight within the park grounds caught some residents off guard.Last week, the Parks and Recreation Department sent out notice that,…

Monday, November 9, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

City mulls free swimming for some Austin seniors

Plans to waive pool fees for all Austinites ages 80 years or older at Barton Springs Pool and other city pools are moving forward.Previously, the “Lifetime Pass” program – which grants free entry to Barton Springs for seniors who meet…

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