10 Austin Swimming Pools to Check Out This Summer

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You probably already know about iconic swimming spots like Barton Springs or Deep Eddy, but where else can Austinites swim? We’ve gathered 10 swimming pools around Austin to help you beat the Summer heat! The majority of Austin’s pools are free to enter which makes them great places for friends and family to gather.Do you know someone looking for a …

Project Playback: Native Plants Reintroduced to Barton Springs Pool

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March 22nd marks World Water Day, so we are highlighting projects at Barton Springs Pool, one of our city’s favortie swimming holes!
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Barton Springs Pool Closes Jan 24th

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(from the City of Austin…) Barton Springs Pool to close for gravel, debris removal January 24th Barton Springs Pool will be closed January 24th through March 12th to remove large deposits of gravel and flood debris that have gradually accumulated in the deep end of Barton Springs Pool since 1991. Special methods will be used to protect the endangered Barton …

$300,000 for Barton Springs Bypass Tunnel

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Today at the 5th annual Council Cleans the Pool Day, Senator Kirk Watson, Mayor Lee Leffingwell and Robin Cravey, president of the Friends of Barton Springs Pool, announced the donation of $300,000 to the City of Austin for the forthcoming Barton Springs Pool Bypass Tunnel project.  The project, one of the short term projects announced as part of the Barton …

Barton Springs Tree-a-Thon A Success!

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From News 8 Austin’s website: Central Texans ran, biked and swam through Zilker Park in the Barton Springs Pool Treeathlon Saturday morning to support Barton Springs and the trees surrounding it. “Altogether we raised about $10,000 from people’s registrations and business sponsorships, so that was a great outcome for the trees. All this money will be transferred to Austin Park …

Revised Barton Springs Tree Planting Plan

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The Forestry Division of the Parks Department has revised the first phase tree planting plan for Barton Springs.  72 Trees, representing 21 different species, plus irrigation will be installed in January 2010.  The Austin Parks Foundation will pay for the cost (approx: $35,000) out of our Barton Springs Tree Fund.  Click here to see the revised tree planting plan.

Barton Springs Trees – The Next Steps

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As you have probably read, the city is planning on only cutting down three trees out of the original 28 planned, with 2 more that need further investigation.  The remaining number will be pruned, soil treated and other improvements, including removal of planters, retaining walls, fencing off some of the treated trees to keep the soil uncompacted.  The city has …

Barton Springs Trees Get Boost, Fund Set Up

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For Immediate Release:  April 28, 2009            Media Contact: Charlie McCabe, Austin Parks Foundation 512.477.1566 ext 2 cmccabe@austinparks.org   Barton Springs Pool Trees To Get Boost from Austin Parks Foundation (Austin, TX)— The Austin Parks Foundation today announced a pledge of $100,000 for planting trees in and around the Barton Springs Pool area. The recently released Barton Springs Pool …