Need a place to cool off from the summer heat? Don’t have a pool? I have a place you can visit when in Austin Texas.

Barton Spring pool is the place to go. They offer large shaded grassy areas to lay down or even have a picnic.

You can sun bathe and even dive off the diving board. Did I mention that the water stays a cool 68 degrees all year round. Thanks to an underground spring that feeds it.

They also have a spot next door to rent paddle boards and canoes.

Open everyday at 5am expect for Thursday when they close at 9am for cleaning. They offer free swimming during certain holidays and after 9pm during the summer months.

So bring your whole family, a picnic basket and enjoy the day at a fresh spring fed pool with plenty of shade.

Barton Springs Pool

2201 Barton Spring Rd, Austin Tx 78704

Open everyday from 5am – 10pm except Thursday when they open 5am – 9am then reopen at 7pm – 10pm.