Saturday, July 10, 2021

Expanded Weekend Hours at Austin City Pools as New Lifeguards Join the Team

As Austin Parks and Recreation's Aquatics Division continues to replenish lifeguard staffing levels affected by the pandemic, pool access is increasing. On July 11, all open pools will add one more day to their schedule, a Saturday or a Sunday, so pools currently in operation will be open for both days on the weekend, and pools will be open five days a week instead of four. This includes Barton Springs Pool and all open City pool facilities. Two additional pools, Civitan and Dottie Jordan, will open on July 9 and 11, respectively.
There were many obstacles in the way of opening pools and hiring lifeguards this summer including the yearlong hiring freeze due to the pandemic, reduced training capacity due to COVID-19 health and safety protocols, and fewer experienced lifeguards on the roster. Aquatics staff will continue to hire and train lifeguards on an ongoing basis to maintain staffing levels at year-round pools, and in anticipation of next summer.
North Austin Pools
Balcones, 12017 Amherst Dr., OPEN
Springwoods, 13320 Lyndhurst St., OPEN
Walnut Creek, 12138 N. Lamar Blvd., OPEN
East Austin Pools
Bartholomew, 1800 E. 51st St., OPEN
Civitan, 513 Vargas Rd., OPENING July 9
Dottie Jordan, 2803 Loyola Ln., OPENING July 11
Govalle, 5200 Bolm Rd. OPEN
Montopolis, 1200 Montopolis Dr., Temporarily Closed for Repairs
Parque Zaragoza, 2611 Webberville Rd., OPEN
Rosewood, 2300 Rosewood Ave., OPEN
South Austin Facilities
Barton Springs Pool, 2131 William Barton Dr., OPEN
Big Stacy, 700 E. Live Oak St., OPEN
Dittmar, 1009 W. Dittmar Dr., OPEN
Garrison, 6001 Menchaca Rd., OPEN
West Austin Pools
Deep Eddy, 401 Deep Eddy Ave., OPEN
Shipe, 4400 Ave. G, OPEN
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