This is a long one, but it’s very valuable information so stay focused!
School is so close to being out!! Summer is almost here! Naturally, all my family wants to do is swim and splash around. It’s pretty much all you can do on certain days of the summer in Texas. Driving anywhere becomes a chore, running errands is damn near unbearable, but we Austinites sure do love the sunshine so staying in is not always an option.
To help you in your quest for the best pool and/or splash pad in the area we have made a list of everything that is offered, and then I would like to request some feedback on what YOU think is best! I need pictures and details, so please post your findings, via our Facebook page (Like us, yeah?), and we’ll make a list of the top 5!
First of all, prices:
These fees apply to ALL city municipal pools, even Barton Springs.
Free for children under 1 year
$1 for Seniors (62+) and children (1-11)
$2 for juniors (12-17)
$3 for adults (18-62)
There are also these things called passes which will save you 20 percent! Here’s how they work:
An 80-punch card is $32
Children under 1 = 0 punches
Children = 2 punches
Seniors = 2 punches
Juniors = 4 punches
Adults = 6 punches
They also have season swim passes which are valid from 3/10 – 10/31 of 2012 and also include a parking pass for Zilker Park:
Children = $60
Junior = $120
Adult = $180
Senior = $60
Family 4-pack = $350
All right, now that you know how extremely affordable these pools are, there is no reason not to check them all out!
For hours and stuff, click the red *
North Austin Pools:
Balcones – 12017 Amherst Dr. *
Brentwood – 6710 Arroyo Seco *
Canyon Vista – 8455 Spicewood Springs *
Kennemer – 1031 Peyton Gin Rd. *
Murchison – 7022 Hart Ln. *
Northwest Beverly S. Sheffield – 7000 Ardath St. *
Walnut Creek – 12138 N. Lamar Blvd. *
East Austin Pools:
Civitan – 513 Vargas Rd. *
Dottie Jordan – 2803 Loyola Ln. *
Givens 3811 E. 12th St. *
Govalle – 5200 Bolm Rd. *
Mabel Davis – 3427 Parker Ln. *
Martin – 1626 Nash Hernandez Sr. Dr. *
Metz – 2309 Canterbury St. *
Montopolis – 1200 Montopolis Dr. *
Parque Zaragosa – 2608 Gonzales St. *
Patterson – 4200 Brookview Rd. *
Rosewood – 2300 Rosewood Ave. *
Bartholomew, St. Johns & Kealing are closed
South Austin Pools:
West Austin Pools:
Deep Eddy – 401 Deep Eddy Ave. *
Ramsey – 4200 Burnet Rd. *
Reed – 2614 Pecos St. *
Shipe – 4400 Ave. G *
Shipe Wading – 4400 Ave. G *
West Austin Wading – 1317 W. 10th St. *
West Enfield – 2008 Enfield Rd. *
Palm is closed
If you’ve got a little one that you don’t quite want in the pool yet, there are also some options for splash pads!
All splash pads run from 9 am – 8 pm, except for the Chestnut Splash Pad, which is open from 11 am – 8 pm. Oh, and they are free!
North Austin Splash Pad:
Bailey Splash Pad – 1101 W. 33rd St.
East Austin Splash Pads:
Bartholomew Splash Pad – 5200 Berkman Dr.
Chestnut Splash Pad – 2207 E. 16th St.
Lott Splash Pad – 1108 Curves St.
Metz Splash Pad – 2407 Canterbury St.
Rosewood Splash Pad – 2300 Rosewood Ave.
South Austin Splash Pads:
Ricky Guerrero Splash Pad – 2006 S. Sixth St. closed Wed. for maintenance
West Austin Splash Pads:
Clarksville Splash Pad – 1811 W. 11th St.
Eastwoods Splash Pad – 3001 Harris Park Blvd.
Pease Splash Pad – 1100 Kingsbury St.