"One of my personal values is "Always Go in the Water." My favorite place in Austin to do this is at Deep Eddy Pool at 401 Deep Eddy Avenue, just off Lake Austin Boulevard. Fed by a spring, no chlorine. Living Water. Deep Eddy Pool was our "beach" when the kids were young, a destination for fun, on a holiday or any ferociously hot summer day. There's a wide blue expanse of a shallow end, with adjacent grass for towels and baby equipment. There are lap lanes where serious swimmers swim nearly year round. And there is a free-for-all-no-structure deep end. I go there. As with many places in Austin "how it used to be" is part of the experience of the present. Huge cottonwood trees that would drop their snowy seeds were removed by the city in the early 2000's. I would run into Russell Schulz writing music in a notebook under the trees on weekend afternoons. One year I took a field trip there with first year students. They will remember!" Tell us about your experience at Deep Eddy Pool! Post at FACEBOOK TWITTER INSTAGRAM #doingaustinright Deep Eddy Pool is a historic, man-made swimming pool in Austin, Texas. Deep Eddy is the oldest swimming pool in Texas and features a bathhouse built during the Depression era by the Works Progress Administration.
Cynthia Kittredge
Deep Eddy Pool is a historic, man-made swimming pool in Austin, Texas. Deep Eddy is the oldest swimming pool in Texas and features a bathhouse built during the Depression era by the Works Progress Administration. Wikipedia
Address: 401 Deep Eddy Ave, Austin, TX 78703
Opened: July 1936
Area: 9 acres
Hours:
Monday 8AM–8PM
Tuesday 8AM–8PM
Wednesday 8AM–8PM
Thursday 8AM–8PM
Friday 8AM–8PM
Saturday 8AM–8PM
Sunday 8AM–8PM
 
Added to NRHP: June 23, 2003
Did you know: Deep Eddy Pool is listed as a historic landmark on the National Register of Historic Places and has been the inspiration of various works of art. wikipedia.org

http://www.austintexas.gov/department/deep-eddy-pool

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Dean and President
Seminary of the Southwest