Austin’s Parks and Recreation Aquatic Division operates 44 public pool facilities. Ranging from regional pools, community pools, neighborhood pools, splash pads, and much more.
Although the city has been experiencing some temporary nasty weather lately, the historic, man-made, and oldest swimming pool in Austin is finally open again after its spring cleaning – just in time for the customary Texas heat.
The Deep Eddy swimming pool got its start as a local swimming hole in the Colorado River that runs through the currently booming & vibrant metropolitan area. This summertime oasis was appropriately named after the phenomenon that occurs when cold springs rise up to merge with warmer currents creating the unique circular currents commonly called “whirlpools” or “eddy’s.” The capital city’s cool river banks, rugged terrain, and quickly changing weather all contributed to the creation of this oasis. In 1915 it was converted into a concrete pool for better public access and then in 1935 the property was purchased by the City of Austin. Today, Deep Eddy Pool is still a local favorite while attracting visitors eager to beat the heat.
Aside from it’s annual spring cleaning, swimmer’s can jump in any time since it is actually open year round. Being a freshwater pool, the water must be cleaned and replaced everyday. As the weather heats up in Austin from spring through the summer, this freshwater, freshly cleaned pool is the perfect way to relax & break free from the Texas humidity. Serene surroundings of grass, trees, and shade come together to ensure this experience is one that can’t be missed. Whether you’re seeking a quiet spring retreat or a lively summertime shindig, Deep Eddy Pool is where you can find it!
You can start enjoy the Deep Eddy pool for Lap Swims or Recreational Swims starting as early as 8 a.m. and keep the good times rolling to as late as 8 p.m.! Entry fees vary depending on age and residency & are well worth seeing first hand why this Deep Eddy is so deeply loved.
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