Polar Plunge: Jan 1, 2023

FBSP is excited once again to participate in the annual Polar Bear Plunge on New Years’ Day! We hope to see you all at the Pool on Jan 1st to greet the new year with a refreshing dip in the clear calm waters of Barton Springs!

Visit us at our booth on the south side of the Pool anytime between 9:30am and 12:30pm to visit with board members, get information about membership and volunteering, and of course, to grab your 2023 Polar Bear Plunge swag!  Pro Tip: Stop by early for the widest variety of shirt sizes, as they sell out fast

2021 Polar Bear Plunge Canceled

Hi friends. We have some sad news to share: the New Year’s Day Polar Bear Plunge has been canceled.

We are so bummed, but we look forward to many more joyous days at the pool.

And remember, the pool is currently still open on a limited schedule if you need a fix.

Austin Parks and Recreation Department wants to see your past NYD photos with the hashtag:
Please tag us, too!

via the City of Austin Government:
In consultation with Austin Public Health and City leadership, the Austin Parks and Recreation Department will not open Barton Springs Pool on January 1, 2021 (New Year’s Day), and the 2021 Polar Bear Plunge event is canceled.

This decision was made after careful consideration of the local characteristics of the virus and related community priorities. It’s been determined that this event should not proceed during Stage 4: COVID-19: Risk-Based Guidelines.

The Austin Parks and Recreation Department would like to commemorate the Polar Bear Plunge, and asks prior attendees share photos/videos of past events on social media using the hashtag #polarplungeatx.

The Department hopes for a return to this time-honored tradition in 2022 while this year Austinites share their memories of prior Plunges.

For more information on City pool schedules, visit austintexas.gov/pools.

The pool reopens- again!

Hi friends!

The pool is now open every morning from 5 AM to 8 AM. No lifeguards will be present.  Swim at your own risk.

The pool is open Tuesday Friday Saturday Sunday from 8 AM to 10 PM with lifeguards.

Your temperature will be taken upon entry. Please wear a mask around the pool deck when not actively getting in or out of the pool. capacity at the pool is limited and when reached will be one in and one out.

See you at the pool.  Bring a friend!



The Pool Re-Opens!

Hi friends!

The Good News:
The pool re-opens June 9th! The pool will open every day at 5 a.m. for a swim-at-your-own risk session until 7 a.m. On Tuesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, following an hour of cleaning, the pool will be open for 2-hour reservations between 8 a.m. and 10 p.m. Get your reservations at austintexas.gov !

The Bad News:
We don’t have a date for our next  volunteer pool cleaning session yet. Stay tuned!

Friends of Barton Springs Pool Volunteer Cleaning Day!

Friends of Barton Springs Pool has monthly Volunteer Pool Cleanings on the First Thursday of every month, beginning March 5, 2020.

Join us for one (or more) 2-hour shifts starting at 9am.

Come see the pool in its pristine and uncrowded state. While you’ll be helping “give back” to Barton Springs Pool, you’ll find that you’ve also given yourself the best feeling, too.

Volunteers can help with push-brooming the pool bottom of the shallow end. Scrubbing algae from the sides, rails, and stairs. Helping with landscape efforts to beautify the grounds with weeding, spreading and turning the mulch. Lending a hand wherever needed to make the pool and grounds as clean and beautiful as possible.

Bring a friend if you can. Come prepared to get wet, have a snack, and enjoy the company of other Barton Springs Pool enthusiasts!

ENTRANCE NOTE: The pool is closed on Thursdays. You’ll still come in the main entrance. Our check-in station is right outside the main office. Speak friend and enter!

Join the facebook event and share with/invite your friends! https://www.facebook.com/events/1762852917179475/