Make that TWO Shout Outs from the Chronicle!!
In addition to the Chronicle’s “Best of Austin” Critic’s award for “Best Improved Entry to the Soul of Austin: Barton Springs Southside,” Barton Springs Pool also received the Reader’s award for “Best Swimming Hole: Barton Springs“:
Enjoy howling at the moon? Love a good LARP? How about just a dunk into (what seems like) icy water on a sultry summer night? Okay, fine, this is a great place to go by daylight too. Right across Lady Bird Lake from downtown, this is the spot for that midday swim we wouldn’t recommend attempting in the lake. With nearby picnic tables and a toot-toot tour aboard the Zilker Zephyr handy, the springs make for an excellent family outing as well. But when the sun goes down and the admission follows suit, Barton is Austin’s nightswim nirvana.
Not that there was much suspense in the matter, given the past awards for Best Teen Hangout: Barton Springs (2013); Best Swimming Hole: Barton Springs (2013); Best Swimming Hole: Barton Springs (2012), Best Swimming Hole: Barton Springs Pool (2011), and the list goes on.