Clarke Hammond memorial

Clarke HammondClarke Hammond passed away on Saturday, October 7, 2017 at 66 years of age.  Having served on the FBSP Board as Fun and Fundraising Chair, Clarke was a charismatic guy who would light up any space he was in and we had the pleasure of having him on our team.  He will be missed at the New Year’s Polar Bear Plunge, but rest assured, we will be thinking of him.

R.I.P. Clarke


Patriotic Pool Cleaning — July 6, 2017 (9am – 3pm)!!!!

At this great place called Barton Springs Pool,
deep water flows so clear and so cool,
but to keep the pool clean,
we need volunteer teams
to brush broom the city’s crown jewel!Hell Yes AGBG FBSB Cleaning

Every first Thursday, Friends of Barton Springs Pool hosts three two-hour shifts, starting at 9:00, 11:00 and 1:00, so please join us this next Thursday (July 6) for a refreshing day of volunteer work to keep Barton Springs Pool the best that it can be. All volunteers are welcome to push-broom the pool bottom clean while we sing our happy tune as we help to put a shine on our jewel of Austin, Barton Springs Pool.

Whole Foods FBSB Cleaning

Come Hang with Friends at AGBG @ House Party

Please join Friends at ABGB’s House Party today (March 16). Lots of your favorite folks and friends will there, as will be a great line up of beers and bands, so you’re totally invited. And, so are all your friends, if they’re cool. It’s free. See you here.

4p Christy Hays
5:15p Wild Bill and The Lost Knobs
6:30p Little Mikey And The Soda Jerks
7:45p Palomino Shakedown
9p Ramsay Midwood


CANCELLED Springs Cleaning – March 4, 2017 – Message from Steve Barnick

With apologies for the last minute notice, today’s Spring Cleaning is cancelled due to inclement weather.  The weather forecast is for cool temps and (more importantly) a high chance of rain all day on Saturday.  With these conditions and the resultant likelihood of possible flooding at the pool, we’re calling this one off.  Let’s plan on reconvening at our next regular first Thursday (April 6).  Details to follow.

Thanks to all for your understanding, and thanks also to Tacodeli for their sponsorship and support of the Spring Cleaning.  Hopefully, we can reschedule the taco feast!

Yours in the Springs!
Steve Barnick

Living Springs Kickstarter Challenge

Friends, swimmers, pool fanatics:

For those who have not yet donated to the Living Springs Kickstarter campaign ( and who need any incentive to support this wonderful work, please watch her delightful “Cleaning Day” video which provides a behind-the-scenes look at the volunteer work of Friends of Barton Springs Pool and others who work to keep the Springs clean and safe for swimmers and salamanders alike.