Membership Meeting will be on June 19th


On June-teenth, June 19, 2010, you and your friends are all invited to the FRIENDS OF BARTON SPRINGS POOL ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING AND PARTY EXTRAVANGAZA!  Food, Fun, and Friends for everyone!

Get one of our cool new T-shirts, free to new and renewing members.

If you’re not a member, you can join!  As a member, you can have the satisfaction of knowing you are a member of one of the most active organizations promoting the upkeep of Barton Springs Pool.  YEAH!

Learn and celebrate!

Join the FBSP in celebrating our many accomplishments this year, including

  • Giving the Austin Parks Foundation Tree Maintenance Program over seven thousand dollars gathered from the highly successful TREEATHLON, a fun race held this last March.

We have also made progress on implementing other short-term projects in the Barton Springs Pool Master Plan.

  • Winning approval and scheduling removal of the gravel bar that is filling up the pool;
  • Promoting repair of the damaged Bypass Tunnel that funnels water from Barton Creek around the pool.

This is your big chance this year to get together with other civically motivated people who LOVE BARTON SPRINGS POOL!

Visit Barton Springs of the Future!

AND HELP DECIDE HOW BARTON SPRINGS WILL LOOK. You have the unique opportunity to tour the grounds and listen to our wonderful, famous, highly motivated City of Austin staff explain the grounds improvement program as we tour the areas to be affected.    The grounds improvement will include:

• burying overhead power lines
• electrical power upgrades to provide more lighting and power for cleaning
• pump improvements to facilitate pool cleaning and irrigation
• landscaping, removing exotics, and protection from runoff
• an access path from the south gate to the pool deck
• tree court landscaping improvements near the main gate
• a new fence to surround the pool

Afterwards, you will be able to provide your written opinion in a design workshop that will be used by the City of Austin to decide how Barton Springs will look.

Get in on the action!

You can meet the members of the FBSP board and ask questions as you munch down on free food and drinks.

You can learn about new volunteer opportunities.

We will hand out awards to exceptional volunteers who have worked to make Barton Springs what it is today, the most unique swimming pool in the Universe.

We are also collecting your favorite stories about Barton Springs to become part of the historical record.  What can be better than that?  But wait, there’s more!

Relax with a brew!

Later on that afternoon we will move the party to Uncle Billy’s Brew & Que on Barton Springs Road so that you can meet other fellow FBSP members and fall in love all over again.  DON’T MISS OUT!  BARTON SPRINGS FOREVER!