Within Austin’s Zilker Park lies Barton Springs Pool, measuring three acres in size and fed by natural underground springs ranging from 68-70 degrees, perfect for swimming during the majority of the year. There are grassy areas where patrons can set up for a day of family fun. The natural springs, beautiful scenery, and perfect weather attract people from all over Central Texas. In fact, Barton Springs Pool has seen record-setting number of visitors nearing 800,000 in recent years.
Adjacent to the Barton Springs Pool bathhouse is Splash!, an educational exhibit where you can learn about the history and biology of Barton Springs and Edwards Aquifer which feeds the pool. Learn about the endangered Barton Springs Salamander that calls Barton Springs home.
Daily and seasonal swim passes may be purchased online or at the Aquatic Office at 2818 San Gabriel St.
Austin is a great place to live and work and being the state capital is just one of the many reasons why. This landmark is in the epicenter of Austin, Texas – an area that has seen tremendous growth in the recent past. With more companies coming to Austin, new local restaurants popping up frequently, and the population continuing to rise, there is something for everyone. If you are new to the area and want to soak up a little local history, Barton Springs is the perfect place to start.
Austin is the 11-most populous city in the United States with over two million calling the area home. With everything there is to do in this fast-growing region of Central Texas, it’s no wonder why so many people are excited to call Austin home.
Barton Springs Pool is one of the many points of interest in the Austin, Texas area. Additional places to visit include:
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