Editor’s note: This article was originally published August 14, 2013

Care about Austin’s pools and splash pads?

The City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department will host a series of public meetings next week to gather input and help determine priorities for city facilities and programs. Here’s the schedule:Aug. 19 - Northwest Austin Meeting and Open House, Anderson High School Cafeteria, 8403 Mesa Drive. Open house at 6 p.m., meeting at 6:30 p.m.Aug. 20 - Southwest Austin Meeting and Open House, Bowie High School Cafeteria, 4103 W. Slaughter Lane. Open house at 6 p.m., meeting at 6:30 p.m.Aug. 21 - Northeast Austin Meeting and Open House, LBJ High School Cafeteria, 7309 Lazy Creek Drive. Open house at 6 p.m., meeting starts at 6:30 p.m.Aug. 22 - Southeast Austin Meeting and Open House, Dove Springs Recreational Center, 5801 Ainez Drive. Open house at 6 p.m., meeting starts at 6:30 p.m.

Besides the meetings, the department will conduct phone survey and online surveys through SpeakUpAustin.org. The survey also will be distributed to pool and splash pad visitors.

For more information, go to http://tinyurl.com/lhde53v.