People celebrate the centennial of the first open air concrete swimming pool in Texas at Deep Eddy Pool May 21 with an afternoon of free swimming, birthday cake and live music. 05/21/16 Tom McCarthy Jr. for AMERICAN-STATESMAN



This from the City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department:


The 2016 City of Austin swimming pool schedule has been modified. Additional lifeguards have been hired and more are currently being trained. Lifeguards are still needed with pay starting at $13.03 per hour.

In order to maximize limited resources, prioritization will be given for swim lessons, programming, rentals, and open recreational swim times. Some pools are not opening as scheduled.

The following seasonal pools will/have not opened as scheduled. An opening date will be announced in the future.

Civitan Gillis Parque Zaragoza Shipe Wading Pool Stacy Wading Pool (“Little Stacy”) Springwoods

The following seasonal pools are operating with modified schedules:

Northwest Pool Closing daily at 7:30 PM Patterson Pool Programming Only: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Daily Reed Pool Programming Only: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Daily Givens Pool Programming Only: 9 AM – 10:30 AM/7 PM – 8:00 PM Daily Dove Springs Pool Programming Only: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Daily

The following seasonal pools will open starting the week of June 13 in accordance with their regular schedule of 1:00 PM – 8:00 PM:

Govalle Kennemer West Austin Metz (Opened 6/6/16)

The following seasonal pool will open starting the week of June 13 in accordance with its regular schedule of 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM.

Dottie Jordan

The following seasonal pools are open in accordance with their regular schedule of 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM Weekdays; 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM Weekends.

Garrison Pool Mabel Davis Pool Walnut Creek Pool Balcones Pool Dick Nichols Pool Rosewood Pool Ditmar Pool Murchison Pool Ramsey Pool Westenfield Pool Martin (Opens 6/12) Montopolis (Opens 6/13) Shipe (Opens 6/13) Brentwood (Opens 6/12) Canyon Vista (Opens 6/12)

The following year-round pools are open:

Bartholomew Pool Deep Eddy Pool Stacy Pool (“Big Stacy”)

Barton Springs Pool is currently closed due to recent flooding and will reopen on Monday, June 13.

For more information, and to apply for a lifeguard position, call (512) 974-9330 or go to

*Programming includes swim lessons, swim team, and other training programs.

Visit for more information about these and other services.

Deep Eddy Pool, shown here on May 21, 2016, celebrates its 100th birthday this year. Tom McCarthy Jr. for AMERICAN-STATESMAN