Polar Plunge: Jan 1, 2023

FBSP is excited once again to participate in the annual Polar Bear Plunge on New Years’ Day! We hope to see you all at the Pool on Jan 1st to greet the new year with a refreshing dip in the clear calm waters of Barton Springs!

Visit us at our booth on the south side of the Pool anytime between 9:30am and 12:30pm to visit with board members, get information about membership and volunteering, and of course, to grab your 2023 Polar Bear Plunge swag!  Pro Tip: Stop by early for the widest variety of shirt sizes, as they sell out fast


Special thanks to our wonderful Spring Cleaning volunteers and Pool Staff for generously contributing their time and effort to help clean Barton Springs Pool on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014.  With nearly 100 participants clocking in more than 200 volunteer hours, volunteers helped pull weeds, brush and clean the stair rails and sidewalls, pot plants (it’s not what it sounds like), till gardens, spread mulch, excavate rocks, shovel sediment, and move the debris to the compost area by rolling wheelbarrows outside the pool area.  All this hard work glorious Spring day helped contribute to the cleaning, well-being, and beautification of Barton Springs Pool.

Of course, we would welcome any of the Spring Cleaning volunteers to join us at one of our monthly cleanings which occur on the first Thursday of each month.  We keep details posted on our website and also in our membership newsletters.

You’re invited to… a Picnic by the Pool

You’re invited to a
Picnic by the Pool
by Friends of Barton Springs Pool.
Saturday, June 19, 2010, 11 am to 2 pm.
Gather ‘round the Friends of Barton Springs Pool Hospitality Tent.
It’ll be outside the fence, on the lawn west of the bathhouse.
Perk up with hot coffee courtesy of Austin Java!
Enjoy delicious hot dogs grilled to perfection by the FBSP grillmaster!
Refresh yourself with frosty cold drinks.
Get a load of this agenda:
Tour the future grounds improvements with architect Brian Larson!
Write your vision for the Pool in 100 words or less!
Tell your Barton Springs stories to record for posterity!
New and renewing members pick up glamorous new tee shirts!
Witness the exciting Volunteer Awards, including swim cards!
Talk about goals and projects with the FBSP board!
And that’s not all:
Ten picnickers will receive a $10 gift certificate to Uncle Billy’s! Five picnickers will receive a $5 gift certificate to P. Terry’s!
And after all that:
Take a quick dip, then head over to,
the after-party on the deck, 3 to 5 pm,
at Uncle Billy’s Brew & Que, 1530 Barton Springs.
Come on swimmers, show us some love!