Austin TX Real Estate - Hill Country Austin Lakeway Homes for Sale: Barton Springs Pool is FREE for Everyone on July 11, 2009

Barton Springs Pool is FREE for Everyone on July 11, 2009

Barton Springs Pool, inside Zilker Park, is going to be FREE tomorrow, July 11, 2009.  I would say they're doing it just because it's my birthday and I'm special, but they're doing it because it has been HOT HOT in Austin the past few weeks, and everyone needs to cool off.

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Why is Barton Springs a good place to cool off?  Because the current temperature is 68 degrees!  Barton Springs is filled from a natural Spring so the water temperature typically remains much cooler than other lakes and rivers where the sun is heating them all summer long.

Granted, you'll still have to pay $3 for parking, but the actual pool is free so come on out and jump in with a splash!

**Are You Packed Yet?**

Donna Harris, REALTOR®
RE/MAX Austin Skyline

Austin, TX real estate and the surrounding areas of Lakeway, Bee Cave, Westlake Hills, Cedar Park, Round Rock, Spicewood, Circle-C, Steiner Ranch, and everywhere in between... Whether you're buying or selling, I'll be with you through the entire process.

Comment balloon 11 commentsDonna Harris • July 10 2009 01:23PM


I would love to be able to get away for the weekend and go tubing in HELEN, can't right now, family stuff & don't want to board my recently sick dog, but oh how your photo makes me wish I could.  It looks beautiful and there is nothing better than a dip in some cool water when it's awful, sticky and HOT!

Posted by Tammy Lankford,, Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville (Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668) over 9 years ago

Happy Friday Donna - That picture makes me want to go trout fishing.  Have fun this weekend and great pic!

Posted by Nevin Williams, Senior Mortgage Advisor (Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation) over 9 years ago

What a great public service announcement, thanks Donna for the idea...

Posted by Paul S. Henderson, REALTORĀ®,CRS,, Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority! (RE/MAX Northwest.) over 9 years ago

I love Barton Springs, one of my favorites to swim in, and Happy Birthday Donna!!!

Posted by Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth (Keller Williams Realty) over 9 years ago

It looks so shallow. How deep do the other parts get? Is it 68 round year?

Posted by Greg Nino, Houston, Texas (RE/MAX Compass, formerly RE/MAX WHP) over 9 years ago

That looks like a great place to swim, Donna.  I hope you go out and enjoy it tomorrow.  After all, they did do this for your birthday!  ;)  And, Happy Early Birthday!

Posted by Heather Chavez, Real Estate Virtual, Assistant (928) 692-3235 (Second Self Virtual Assistance) over 9 years ago

Hi Donna

I hope you get the pool on Saturday and have a fun day.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Posted by Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC (Ludwig & Associates) over 9 years ago

When did Barton Springs Pool start charging? Being free was one of the nice features about it many decades ago. We still have some free pools here in San Diego.

And Happy Birthday! So you'll me able to have a margarita now that you've reached the big 21, eh?

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A lovely rose bush for a lovely lady

Posted by Not a real person over 9 years ago

Howdy there Donna

A lake that is feed by a natural spring, sure is a real fine and cool one to take a swim in. Thats for sure!

 God Bless America

Posted by Dale Baker, New Hampshire Relocation Real Estate Information (Baker Energy Audits and Commercial Properties Inspections) over 9 years ago

Hi Donna... Happy Birthday!  Go for a swim and then head to 7-11 for a free Slurpee.  :)

Posted by Steve Shatsky over 9 years ago

Tammy, Yes, the cool water feels better than hot tub water!

Nevin, Trout fishing?

Paul, You're welcome!

Gary, Thank so much!

Greg, That's just the pretty, drop off section.  It's fairly deep, but not sure how deep.  As for year round, no, as it does get a little colder in the winter, but not much.

Heather, I'm thinking about it... and thank you!

Lou, I'll try, thanks!

Russel, Ahh, to be 21 again... NEVER!!  Maybe 25 or 29...  I'm not sure when they started charging, but it's something like $0.75 so it's nothing major, and they charge to park in the Spring thru Summer months.

Dale, and it's so clean and clear you can see the bottom.

Steve, Thanks!  And I haven't seen any 7-11's around, weird!


Posted by Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator (Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - over 9 years ago