Lot's of us are wondering when Barton Springs Pool might reopen. The word from City of Austin staff is that the Parks & Rec Department is working with the City's Health Department, city leaders and others on a phased opening plan for all of the City's swimming pools. Timing and details of the phased opening will be subject to the best judgment of these officials.
The City's current "Stay Home, Work Safe" orders extend to May 30. Thus, Barton Springs will not open before some time in June. It could be later. We'll stay in touch with Parks staff and let our springs friends know as soon as we hear something more definitive. Let's all be safe and patient, and enjoy the beautiful weather, with safely-distanced walking, hiking, bike riding, and swimming in the Highland Lakes when we are able.