The Aquatic Master Plan identified the northeast area of Austin as geographically underserved by aquatic facilities. This will be a new aquatic facility in northeast Austin to address the underserved population in this expanding Colony Park neighborhood.

Engagement Opportunity:

Colony Park Pool Community Meeting #2 (virtual)
Wednesday, April 28, 2021, 5:30 p.m.
Register for Meeting here

More information below.

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Background

The Colony Park and Lakeside communities are the neighborhoods that the new pool facility will primarily serve; however, this central location will draw from surrounding neighborhoods. Based on input received during the development of the Aquatic Master Plan and the Colony Park District Park Master Plan, the pool classification has been identified as a Community Pool.

The 93-acre Colony Park District Park is in northeast Austin and currently includes Overton Elementary School and the Turner Roberts Recreation Center and Multi-Use Facility. The Colony Park area was developed in the late 1970s and early 1980s.  In 2015, the Parks and Recreation Department (PARD) completed the development of the master plan for the Colony Park District Park.

By working together with the community, a vision for one of Austin’s last undeveloped district parks was set in motion. With an overall focus on providing improved access to the Turner Roberts Recreation Center, Multi-Purpose Facility and Overton Elementary School, new recreational opportunities for the park were proposed including an Aquatic facility.

With the efforts of community leaders, the City of Austin 2018 G.O. Bonds included funding for the construction of an aquatic facility for the Colony Park neighborhood. This new aquatic facility will complement the recently completed Colony Park District Park that provides a baseball field, soccer/multi sports field, a large play area with elements of nature based play, fitness equipment, two pavilions, picnic tables, drinking fountains, and a hike and bike trail that connects the adjacent communities.

Project Description

The community classification provides for the following aquatic characteristics and amenities: lap lane pool, zero-entry activity pool (tot pool), water slide, spray ground feature, diving board, gender-neutral bathhouse, family restrooms, deck space, training/party room, and aquatic office space. The project will also participate in the City of Austin Arts in Public Places (AIPP) program, which will commission a permanent art installation at the pool facility. As documented in the aquatic master plan, a robust public engagement process will be conducted to gather feedback on the amenities and assist in identifying the character for the Colony Park aquatic facility.

Anticipated Timeline

  • Community Engagement start: January 2021
  • Construction start: Summer 2022
  • Construction end: Winter 2023

Community Engagement

Community engagement has begun. We encourage you to stay connected and involved during community engagement process.

Colony Park Pool Community Meeting #2 (virtual)
Wednesday, April 28, 2021, 5:30 p.m.
Register for Meeting here

  • During the meeting, possible concepts for the future facility will be presented.
  • We will also share the feedback received that influenced the the concepts.

Community Engagement Summary (PDF, 4 MB), March 2021

Summary includes:

  • Virtual Public Meeting #1 Summary
  • Survey #1 Report
  • Student Feedback Poll Results

Colony Park Pool Survey #1 (closed February 22, 2021)

Colony Park Aquatic Facility Virtual Community Meeting #1
January 27, 2021
5:30 p.m.

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Funding and Resources

This project has a $13.1 million total budget funded through 2018 GO Bond.

Contact Information

For more information or questions, contact Scott Sinn by email or phone at (512) 974-9474.