Take a Dip at These Free Pools in Austin – Updated for 2020

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Who doesn’t love a free pool to escape the sweltering summer heat? Though many pools are closed for the 2020 season due to COVID-19, there are still some free pools in Austin for you and the fam to enjoy.

We took our previous summer list and confirmed which pools are open and which are closed so you’ll know for sure who’s open this season.

UPDATE: Due to the rise of COVID-19, effective June 30, Barton Springs and Deep Eddy Pool will be closed until further notice. Get more info here.

Free Pools in Austin

Pools Open for the 2020 Season 

  • Govalle Pool 5200 Bolm Rd. Open Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday from 1 to 7 p.m. Closed on Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday.
  • Rosewood Pool 1182 Pleasant Valley Rd. – Open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday from 1 to 7 p.m. Closed on Wednesday and Sunday.
  • Big Stacy Pool 700 E. Live Oak St. – Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday Lap Swim Only from 6 a.m. to 12 p.m. Sunday 1 to 7 p.m. Recreational Swim. Closed Monday, Friday, Saturday.
  • Shipe Pool 4400 Ave. G – Open Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday from 1 to 7 p.m. Closed on Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday.

The following pools usually charge a fee but are available for free during modified COVID-19 operations. Reservations are required and pool capacities will be limited.  All patrons must be screened before entering any City of Austin Aquatic facility. Click here for more info.

  • Barton Springs 2201 Barton Springs Rd. – Opening on Tuesday, June 9. Swim At Your Own Risk daily from 5 to 7 a.m. Guarded Swim on Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Closed at 7 a.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
  • Deep Eddy 401 Deep Eddy Drive – Opening on Tuesday, June 9. Lap Swim Only on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Rec Swim on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday from 12 to 2 p.m. and Saturday from 1 to 7 p.m. Closed on Tuesday, Friday, Sunday.
  • Bartholomew 5201 Berkman Drive – Opening Saturday June 6. Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday from 1 to 7 p.m. Closed Monday, Wednesday, Friday. 
  • Walnut Creek12138 N Lamar Blvd. – Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday from 1 to 7 p.m. Closed Monday, Wednesday, Friday.
  • Garrison 6001 Menchaca Road – Opening Saturday June 6. Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday from 1 to 7 p.m. Closed Monday, Wednesday, Friday. 
  • Northwest 7000 Ardath Street – Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday from 1 to 7 p.m. Closed Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday.
  • Mabel Davis 3427 Parker Lane – Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday from 1 to 7 p.m. Closed Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday.

All free pools in Austin are listed below.

Free Pools in North Austin 

Free Pools in East Austin

  • Civitan Pool 513 Vargas Rd.Closed for the 2020 season.
  • Dottie Jordan Pool 2803 Loyola Ln. Closed for the 2020 season.
  • Givens Pool 3811 E. 12th StreetClosed while a new facility is built.
  • Govalle Pool 5200 Bolm Rd. Open Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday from 1 to 7 p.m. Closed on Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday.
  • Martin Pool 1626 Nash Hernandez Sr. Dr.Closed for the 2020 season.
  • Metz Pool 2407 Canterbury St.Closed for the 2020 season.
  • Montopolis Pool 1200 Montopolis Dr.Closed for the 2020 season.
  • Parque Zaragoza Pool 741 Pedernales St. Closed for the 2020 season.
  • Patterson Pool 1400 Wilshire Blvd.Closed for the 2020 season.
  • Rosewood Pool 1182 Pleasant Valley Rd. – Open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday from 1 to 7 p.m. Closed on Wednesday and Sunday.

Free Pools in South Austin

  • Big Stacy Pool 700 E. Live Oak St. – Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday Lap Swim Only from 6 a.m. to 12 p.m. Sunday 1 to 7 p.m. Recreational Swim. Closed Monday, Friday, Saturday.
  • Little Stacy Wading Pool 2000 Alameda Dr.Closed for the 2020 season.
  • Dick Nichols Pool 8011 Beckett Rd. – Closed for the 2020 season.
  • Dittmar Pool 1009 W. Dittmar Dr.Closed for the 2020 season.
  • Dove Springs Pool 5701 Ainez Dr.Closed for the 2020 season.
  • Gillis Pool 2504 S. Durwood Ave.Closed for the 2020 season.

Free Pools in West Austin

  • Ramsey Pool 4201 Burnet Rd.Closed for the 2020 season.
  • Reed Pool 2600 Pecos St.Closed for the 2020 season.
  • Shipe Pool 4400 Ave. G – Open Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday from 1 to 7 p.m. Closed on Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday.
  • West Austin Neighborhood Pool 1317 W. 10th St.Closed for the 2020 season.
  • Westenfield Pool 2000 Enfield Rd.Closed for the 2020 season.