Barton Springs Pool closed ahead of anticipated flooding

The Friends of Barton Springs Pool Polar Bear Club braved chilly temperatures to take part in the annual Polar Bear Leap, welcoming in 2017 on New Year's Day. (KXAN Photo/Kyle Kovilaritch)
The Friends of Barton Springs Pool Polar Bear Club braved chilly temperatures to take part in the annual Polar Bear Leap, welcoming in 2017 on New Year's Day. (KXAN Photo/Kyle Kovilaritch)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Barton Springs Pool has been closed until further notice ahead of anticipated flooding from heavy rains over the past few days.

The Austin Parks & Recreation Department said their staff will assess pool conditions as floodwaters recede and update the public when it’s safe to reopen the pool.

Deep Eddy Pool will open at 6 a.m. beginning Thursday to accommodate those who need to get in their daily early morning swim.

The pool was closed in August 2016 when flash flooding hit Barton Creek and again in May and June.

For more information, you can call the Barton Springs Pool hotline at 512-867-3080 or Austin Parks and Recreation Department’s Aquatic Administration Training Center at 512-974-9330.

Barton Springs Flooded
Barton Springs flooded in May 2015 (KXAN Photo)

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