We all know how hot the summers can get here in Austin (but at least its not like LAST summer!!) and there is no better way to cool off than jumping in the chilly waters of Barton Springs Pool. The water stays around 68 degrees year round making this swimming pool very popular any time of the year. Barton Springs is located in Zilker Park in South Austin and gets its water from the channel of Barton Creek. The pool is over 900 feet long and has a natural rock and gravel !bottom. There are bathrooms, changing rooms with showers, and great lemonade and burgers at the snack bar.
After a busy day at the studio, we can easily slip in the “no-fuss” back entrance (It’s basically in our backyard!) which keeps the feel of it being Austin’s BEST swimming hole. (There’s rumor the city council is planning to put pillars and concrete…and who knows what else….but we won’t go into that here…)
Framed by grassy hillsides and shady trees – the moss covered rocks are perfect for sunbathing…and people watching too! Enjoy the 100 percent natural crystal clear water with no chlorine. Don’t forget to show off your diving skills on the diving board there! We also LOVE the back entrance because we can wrap up a glorious day in the sun with mango (or strawberry lemonade) shaved ice made from Jim Jim’s ….our absolute fave in town!
Come join us for fun in the sun this summer at Barton Springs Pool. After packing up all those boxes today for The Weekender Dallas show, we NEED a dip for sure!! Don’t forget our studio’s just a short walk away from this famous Austin hot spot! XO PG