The Friends of Barton Springs Pool is an organization of individuals dedicated to restoring Barton Springs pool to its rightful glory.
We recognize that the people of Austin have inherited Barton Springs, a rare natural-bottomed, spring-fed swimming pool in a busy city.
We respect the source of the waters that emerge at the springs in Zilker Park and the diverse ecosystem that they support within the watersheds that feed the Barton Springs Edwards Aquifer.
We support and encourage improvements that protect the flora and fauna of Barton Springs pool, the only home of the endangered Barton Springs Salamander.
We celebrate the restoration and beautification of the pool, and advocate for renovation of the pool grounds, the bathhouse, and public facilities that frame the springs.
We dedicate our efforts to preserving and improving the water quality so it can be enjoyed by future generations who swim in and gather around Barton Springs Pool.