AUSTIN (KXAN) — Before remodeling starts, the Austin Parks and Recreation Department wants public input on the completed conceptual design for Shipe Pool.
The 80-year-old Shipe Pool was identified as a “critical pool” by the city in 2014. The department determined if no repairs were made to the pool, it would functionally fail within the next five swim seasons.
The Austin City Council approved $3.1 million for the refurbishment of the pool and with the help of numerous public meetings and online surveys, the design is ready for final approval. Any renovations made will focus on improvements that meet current health, ADA codes and aquatic standards as set by the PARD and local codes.
The open house is scheduled from 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m. at Hancock Recreation Center, 811 E. 41st St. on Monday, Oct. 10.
In May, KXAN Investigator Robert Maxwell revealed while City of Austin public pools are generally safe and free of life threatening dangers, the process of inspecting pools can sometimes be haphazard. To find out what inspectors found at your city pool, click here.