Barton Springs Pool

Barton Springs Pool

Swimming Pool · Zilker Metropolitan Park
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Barton Springs Pool is a recreational outdoor swimming pool that is filled entirely with water from nearby natural springs. It is located on the grounds of Zilker Park in Austin, Texas. The pool exists within the channel of Barton Creek and utilizes water from Main Barton Spring, the fourth largest spring in Texas. The pool is a popular venue for year-round swimming, as its temperature maintains as stable 68 °F in the winter and summer.

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This outdoor pool right in the middle of the city is fed by spring water, so stays temperate year-round. Join locals for an energizing wintertime lap, or cool off in the summer with a refreshing dip or kayak trip. If you’d rather take it easy, the rolling greenery around the springs is ideal for sunbathing, people-watching, or reading.
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Located adjacent to Zilker Park, generations of Austinites have visited Barton Springs Pool to beat the Texas heat. Relax on the grass, use the diving board, or just jump in to this three-acre natural pool which is fed by underground springs.
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"Barton Springs is a special place. Get in, even though the water is chilly. It’s a great way to cool off from the Austin heat."
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This 1,000-foot-long swimming hole is found in Austin's Zilker Park. The water is spring-fed, and temperatures stay a cool 68 degrees year-round. It's very popular in the summer, and its length is perfect for swimming laps, too.
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Featured as the backdrop of a dramatic scene in Terrence Malick’s Tree of Life (2011), Austinites everywhere recognized Barton Springs in his homage to childhood in Texas. The site is a recreational outdoor swimming pool measuring three acres (1.2 hectares) and is filled with water from nearby natural springs, which keep it at a year-round temperature of between 68F and 70F (20C-21C).
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Thursday
5:00AM9:00AM
7:00PM10:00PM
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