Texas has some of the most beautiful swimming holes in the country, and Austin is hoping its new swimming hole will lure people back to its lakes and rivers.
The Austin Public Library opened the new pools at its Barton Creek Aquatic Center on Saturday and the park is currently inviting people to join in the fun by purchasing a one-year membership and paying a $10 admission fee.
“These are some of our best swimmers and the best spots in Austin, so it’s going to be a great opportunity for our visitors to come see for themselves,” park spokeswoman Jessica D’Cruz said.
D’Cruz says the new parks’ new pool is open to the public from 5 p.m. to 9 p..m., with the first five people in line being given a free swimming lesson.
The parks also has a new day-use area where visitors can take a dip in one of the pools, and it is open seven days a week.