Community Pools in Austin and Beyond - 2014

 Friday, May 23, 2014



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Water Playscape at Rock'N River in Round Rock

Hoping to spend some time in the water this Memorial Day weekend?  Most of the free pools in Austin aren't open for the season yet, but plenty of splash pads and community pools are!

Community and municipal pools do charge admission, but a lot of them have some great amenities. Most also offer pool passes, which provide long term savings on admission fees. 

We've rounded up links to several of the fun pools in Austin and beyond. Take note of opening dates, as some of the pools are NOT open for Memorial Day weekend.

Austin Municipal Pools


All of Austin's municipal pools have the same fee structure: seniors and children age 1-11 are $1, kids age 12-17 are $2, and adults are $3. Non-residents add $1. Pool passes are also available.
  • Barton Springs Pool (2131 William Barton Dr) -- Fed from underground springs, the pool remains a cool 68 degrees year-round and is one of Austin's favorite swimming holes. The pool is currently open daily. Call the Barton Springs Pool hotline at 512-867-3080 to confirm the pool will be open when you'd like to go. Admission fees are charged from 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Closed Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. for cleaning.
  • Deep Eddy Pool (401 Deep Eddy Ave) -- What started out as a swimming hole fed from the Colorado River is now known as the oldest swimming pool in Texas. The pool is currently open daily. Entry fee is required March 8 through October 31, 2014.
  • Northwest (Beverly S Sheffield) Municipal Pool (7000 Ardath St) -- Currently open evenings and weekends, the pool will be open from noon - 7 p.m. on Memorial Day. It will be open daily beginning June 6. 
  • Walnut Creek Pool (12138 N Lamar Blvd) -- Opens June 6.
  • Mabel Davis Pool (3427 Parker Ln) -- Opens June 6.
  • Garrison Pool (6001 Manchaca Rd) -- Opens June 6.
  • Bartholomew Pool (1800 E. 51st Street) -- Opens June 6.
These Austin facilities are not municipal pools, but are open to the public during Open Swim hours:
  • Springwoods Pool (Lyndhurst Street & Parliament House Road) -- After being closed since 2011, this northwest Austin pool in Forest North Park will reopen on Memorial Day weekend!  Enjoy free admission on Saturday, May 24, Sunday, May 25, and Monday, May 26, from 2 - 8 p.m. 
  • El Salido Pool (11500 El Salido Parkway) -- Celebrate the pool's Grand Reopening on Saturday, May 24, from noon - 4 p.m. The Splash Pool, with fun water playscape, will be open this weekend on Saturday, May 24, Sunday, May 25, and Monday, May 26 from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Admission for non-residents is $3 for children, $5 for adults. Annual passes are available. 
  • Ella Wooten Pool in Mueller (4015 Pinckney St) -- Open Swim passes are available to non-resident patrons at the registration desk during Open Swim hours as follows: Adult - $3; Junior (12-17) - $2; Child (11 and Under) and Senior - $1. Visit the Open Swim calendar for open swim pool hours. Closed on Mondays, except some holiday Mondays. The pool will be open on Memorial Day for Open Swim, from 1 - 7 p.m.  Call (512) 703-9202 for more information.
Cedar Park
  • Buttercup Pool (411 Twin Oaks Trail) -- Features a diving board and small slide. Seniors and kids age 4-8 are $1, kids age 9-17 are $2, and adults are $3. Open weekends May 24 through June 1; daily starting June 7.
  • Elizabeth Milburn Pool (1901 Sun Chase Blvd) -- 120 ft slide and a water playscape! Kids age 4-8 are $1, 9-17 are $2, and adults are $3.  Open weekends May 24 through June 1; daily starting June 7.  Beginning June 9, kids 5 and under can enjoy having the pool to themselves (with a parent or someone 16 and older!) during Tot Time, Monday - Friday from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
  • Veterans Memorial Pool (2525 W New Hope Dr) -- Drop slide, jumping platform, water playground, family slide, cargo net log crossing, and water basketball. Wow! Kids age 4-8 are $2, 9-17 are $4, and adults are $5. Open weekends May 24 through June 1; daily starting June 7. Poolapalooza will be held at Veterans Memorial Pool on Monday, May 26, with live music, cannonball and air guitar contests and swimming for all ages. Concessions will be available and regular pool fees apply. *Free admission with military ID on Memorial Day and 4th of July.*
Manor

  • East Metro Park Pool (located inside East Metro Park) - This pool is operated by the East Communities YMCA. It is currently open on weekends. The pool will open for weekday use starting June 9. Season passes are $155, per household, and may be purchased at the Welcome Center of the East Communities YMCA. Daily admission fees are $6 for adults, $4 for 13-18-year-olds, $2 for 3-12-year-olds, and free for children under 3.

Round Rock
  • Rock'N River Family Aquatic Center (3300 Palm Valley Blvd) -- Open May 24-26 from 12 - 6 p.m.; daily beginning May 31.  Features a lazy river, crazy slides and a water playground with zero beach entry play area, located within Old Settlers Park. Admission is $6 for adults, $5 for ages 17 and under (non-residents pay an additional $1). Closed on Wednesdays.
  • Micki Krebsbach Pool (301 Deepwood Dr) -- Opens May 31. Features a cool pirate ship with slides and climbing structures! Admission is $2.50 for adults, $1.50 for 17 and under (non-residents pay an additional $1). Closed Tuesdays. 
  • Lake Creek Pool (800 Deerfoot Dr) -- Opens May 31. Admission is $2 for adults, $1 for ages 17 and under (non-residents pay an additional $1 fee). Closed Mondays.
Pflugerville
  • Gilleland Creek Pool (700 Railroad Ave) -- Open on Memorial Day weekend (May 24, 25, 26), Saturday, May 31 and Sunday, June 1. Pool will open for daily swim from June 7 to mid-August. Kids up to age 18 pay $1, adults $2 (non residents pay an additional $1). Closed Mondays.
  • Scott Mentzer Pool (901 Old Austin Hutto Rd) -- Open on Memorial Day weekend (May 24, 25, 26), Saturday, May 31 and Sunday, June 1. Pool will open for daily swim from June 7 to mid-August.  Features a large slide and a family slide, and a lazy river. Kids up to age 18 pay $1.50, adults pay $3 (non-residents pay an additional $1). Closed Wednesdays.
  • Windermere Pool (16804 Gower St) -- Open on Memorial Day weekend (May 24, 25, 26), Saturday, May 31 and Sunday, June 1. Pool will open for daily swim from June 7 to mid-August.  Kids up to age 18 pay $1, adults pay $2 (non-residents pay an additional $1). Closed Tuesdays.
Leander
  • Pool at Robin Bledsoe Park (601 S Bagdad Rd) -- Admission is $2 per person. Tuesday – Sunday from noon to 7:00 p.m. Closed Mondays except Memorial Day and Labor Day. Open Memorial Day Weekend (May 24-May 26), May 31-June 1, June 7-August 24, and Labor Day Weekend (Aug 30 - September 1).
Kyle
  • Pool at Gregg-Clarke Park (1100 W. Center Street) -- Kyle Pool will open for Memorial Day weekend: Saturday, May 24, Sunday, May 25, and Monday, May 26, from 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Admission for Kyle residents: age 0-3 are free, 4-12 are $1, 13-17 are $2, adults are $3. Admission for non residents is $4 for ages 3 and up. Closed Mondays.
San Marcos
  • Rio Vista Pool (555 Cheatham St) -- Rio Vista Pool will be open select days beginning Memorial Day weekend.  It will be open on Saturday, May 24, from 12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., Sunday, May 25 and Monday, May 26, from noon - 6 p.m.  Open daily beginning June 7. Kids 5 and under are free, youth age 6-11 are $2, and adults are $3. Open daily starting June 6. Closed Mondays.
Lakeway
  • Swim Center (3103 Lakeway Blvd) -- The Lakeway Swim Center is located on a 9.14 acre site off Lakeway Boulevard and The Hills Drive. The amenities include adult swimming pools, a children's wading pool, two water slides, a frog slide, a lily pad walk, a life-size chess and checker board, a concession area, restrooms, lockers, sand volleyball and mini basketball courts, picnic tables, benches and grills, rock climbing walls, etc.  The lap pool is open year-round. The Leisure pool is open from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Tuesday through Saturday noon through 8 p.m., Sunday noon through 6 p.m. Closed on Mondays. Admission is $5 for adult residents ($6 for non-residents) and $4 for children and seniors ($5 for non-residents).
Georgetown

All pools except River Ridge will be open Memorial Day weekend. Regular summer hours will begin May 31, 2014 at all pools. 

  • GRC Splash Pool (1003 N. Austin Avenue) -- 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday (closed Sundays). Children 3 & under are free; child (4-9) admission is $2.00; junior (10-17) admission is $2.00; adult (18 – 54) admission is $3.00; senior (55+) admission is $2.00.
  • River Ridge Pool (414 South Ridge Circle) -- 1:00 – 7:00 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday (closed Tuesday). Fees: children 3 & under are free; child (4-9) $1.00; junior (10-17) $2.00; adult (18+) $3.00.
  • Williams Drive Pool (3201 Williams Drive) -- 1:00 – 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday (closed Monday).  Fees: children 3 & under are free; child (4-9) $1.00; junior (10-17) $2.00; adult (18+) $3.00.
  • Tennis Center Pool (400 Serenada Drive) -- 1:00 – 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday (closed Monday).  Fees: children 3 & under are free; child (4-9) $1.00; junior (10-17) $2.00; adult (18+) $3.00.
  • Village Pool (370 Village Commons Boulevard) -- 1:00 – 7:00 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday (closed Tuesday).  Fees: children 3 & under are free; child (4-9) $1.00; junior (10-17) $2.00; adult (18+) $3.00.
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