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Old 05-11-2008, 10:13 AM
 
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Default Outdoor swimming pools open to the public in Austin

Where are the good outdoor pools in Austin? We don't have a neighborhood pool and don't belong to a club - we are renting, and in this area short-term only.

Barton Springs is great but chilly! Lakes are lovely but not always practical...

Where can you go to a regular pool with lifeguards, sunbeds, maybe a few fun slides for the little ones, just the usual stuff, but open to the public?
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Old 05-11-2008, 11:10 AM
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Location: Knoxville, TN
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City of Austin - Parks and Recreation Department: Pool Schedule


Try this link. I know there is a great public pool in round rock with lots of fun features (can't think of the name) and even the public pool/park in San Marcos is fun.
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Old 05-11-2008, 12:27 PM
 
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Thanks AGA - I had seen the info but wasn't clear - does 'Neighborhood pool' mean only local residents can use it? And 'municipal' mean open to the public? or....?

And what about the wading pools, are they public?

Sadly looks like most pools don't open til first week of June anyway.

Does anyone know of a good outdoor pool that is open now?

thanks
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Old 05-11-2008, 12:30 PM
 
Location: Central Texas
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Deep Eddy pool is open now.
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Old 05-11-2008, 01:30 PM
 
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Hi Southdown,

Dick Nicholls is described as a neighbourhood pool on the schedule, and I've been and am not resident in the immediate area. I guess that if its on that schedule then its open to the general public

Deep Eddy is a special place, as is Stacy (close to South Congress) - which is my favourite after Barton Springs. Haven't come across much in the way of water slide action - but hey, Schlitterbahn in New Braunfels is gearing up for the season and if you haven't been there yet it really is a lot of fun.

Ttfn
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Old 05-12-2008, 05:46 AM
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Location: Knoxville, TN
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Neighborhood pools in this case means demographic areas, not subdivisions....
It services a general area of the city. Safe to say if it is on the schedule it is public!
As for what is open now, I can't say...
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Old 07-20-2008, 09:31 AM
 
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Still hoping to find a fun pool in the Austin area with a few slides or play/wading fun for little ones - without driving to Schlitterbahn and spending $$$$$!

Any ideas?

Thanks
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Old 07-20-2008, 09:56 AM
 
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Default pools

Milburn Park in Cedar Park has little kid stuff. It's a Cedar Park city pool. If you have the price of admission you are in. I would bet there are many similiar pools in Round Rock etc.
Maybe try a search of municipal/public pools in any community close to you in Austin.
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Old 07-20-2008, 10:06 AM
 
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Milburn Park in Cedar Park has little kid stuff. It's a Cedar Park city pool. If you have the price of admission you are in. I would bet there are many similiar pools in Round Rock etc.
Maybe try a search of municipal/public pools in any community close to you in Austin.
I have the list of the pools but don't know what they are actually like without visiting each one - which is why I am hoping to get some insight from this forum!

What I am trying to find is a fun pool with good swimming for adults and safe play for kids aged 6+.

Something with something more than the average local pool, but not as big and fancy as Schliitterbahn.

Isn't there anything in between the two? (excluding Volente, the swimming for adults there is dire)

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Old 07-20-2008, 04:36 PM
 
Location: Round Rock, TX
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Try Rock n' River in Round Rock. The kids love it and so do the parents.

City of Round Rock - Aquatic Programs
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