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It’s hot! Some pools are open

Tuesday, June 9, 2020 by Elizabeth Pagano

Austin is expected to see temperatures climb past the 100-degree mark today, so the opening of some city pools comes as welcome news. Today the city will open Barton Springs, Deep Eddy, Bartholomew, Walnut Creek, Garrison, Northwest and Mabel Davis pools, in a limited capacity due to the pandemic. Patrons must be screened before entering and must make reservations for a two-hour block of time. The reservations are free, and can be made at austintexas.gov/parksonline or by calling 512-974-9330 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. In addition to that system, a handful of pools will be open for free, with no reservations required. Big Stacy, Rosewood, Shipe and Govalle pools will be opened and cleared every two hours for cleaning. Swimmers are asked to get in line to reenter the pool after cleaning procedures are completed.

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