City finds enough lifeguards to open pools

AUSTIN (KXAN) — All but two of Austin’s pools should be open on Sunday, the parks and recreation department said on Friday.

A lifeguard shortage kept many of the city’s pools from opening on time.

City officials say Govalle, Parque Zaragosa, West Austin, Kennemer and Gillis pools should be open for business on Sunday, June 22.

Only the Montopolis Neighborhood Pool and Little Stacy Pool are expected to remain closed. Both of those pools are undergoing maintenance work.

To apply for a lifeguard position, go to

Below is a list of pools that will be open effective June 22:
Balcones Pool
Bartholomew Pool
Barton Springs Pool
Brentwood Pool
Canyon Vista Pool
Civitan Pool
Deep Eddy Pool
Dick Nichols Pool
Dittmar Pool
Dottie Jordan Pool
Dove Springs Pool
Garrison Pool
Gillis Pool
Givens Pool
Govalle Pool
Kennemer Pool
Mabel Davis Pool
Martin Pool
Metz Pool
Murchison Pool
Northwest Pool
Parque Zargosa Pool
Patterson Pool
Ramsey Pool
Reed Pool
Rosewood Pool
Shipe Pool
Shipe Wading Pool
Stacy Pool
Walnut Creek Pool
West Austin Pool
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