The Barton Springs Pool Master Plan project began with numerous public comments to staff and the City Council regarding water quality and other issues at Barton Springs Pool. Many of the recommendations that made it into the Master Plan were derived from this public input.
An October 2006 City Council resolution recognized an immediate need for improvements at Austin’s most famous swimming pool. It called for consideration of water quality and salamander habitat improvements, grounds improvements, infrastructure improvements and facilities improvements. Working from this resolution, City staff worked internally and with stakeholders for input, and they consulted previously commissioned studies and analyses to develop a task list. The master plan consultant team was given that list when hired in early 2007, and the list was used to develop a project scope. The team also received previous studies, information on earlier construction efforts and historical data on the pool, grounds and buildings at the site.
Barton Springs Pool Master Plan — Concepts for Preservation and Improvement (link to document needed)