In the Statesman’s July 2, 2014 issue, Robin Cravey posted a nice article recapping the recent progress at Barton Springs Pool. Read and enjoy!
Austin marked the realization of a vision last week. On July 9, City Council members, city staff and many friends of Barton Springs Pool gathered at the south gate of the pool to celebrate the completion of the general grounds improvements.
In 2006, the pool was mired in muck, eroded, degraded and deteriorated. Then a small band of swimmers organized the Friends of Barton Springs Pool and called for a new vision. It was a vision of this artesian treasure clean again, and surrounded by works worthy of it. With our vision outlined in a one-page memo, we made the rounds at City Hall.
Cravey is an Austin attorney and past president of the Friends of Barton Springs Pool.