Everything You Need to Know About Bartholomew Pool


When it comes to pools, Austin has some great ones. Bartholomew Municipal Pool is the perfect pool for the whole family. Located in Bartholomew Park, the pool is a great location for a day full of family-fun!

Location: 1800 East 51st 


Monday, Thursday and Friday:
12:15 to 2 p.m. | Lap Swim
2 to 8 p.m. | Recreational Swim

1 to 5 p.m. | Recreational Swim


A 25-yard lap pool with a diving board at the deep end (12ft) is the center of Bartholomew Pool. They also have two slides and two smaller pools for the kids. The pool also has showers, bathrooms, and lockers to store your stuff.

Admission Cost:

No admission fees will be charged during modified COVID-19 operations.


There is a FREE and spacious parking lot attached to the building.


This is the perfect spot for the kids! The offer a pool for little ones that has a few fountains for splashing and a little frog water slide (for ages 2-4) and also includes shade covers overhead. It also has a sloped floor, with the deepest part only being 2 ft, 6 inches. There is also a fun pool for slightly bigger kids (4 ft) that includes shade covers and a lily pad bridge that kids can tackle if up for a challenge. Two winding tube water slides (for kids who are at least 48 inches tall). Plus did we mention slides? Bartholomew has two winding tube water slides!

2021 Updates:

No reservation is required, however pool capacities will be limited. Patrons are asked to limit their time to two hours. Once the pool is at capacity, new swimmers will be allowed on a one-in/one-out basis. Some amenities might be closed due to the pandemic so please check before you go.

Featured photo via Austintexas.gov

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