Date of closure: February 15, 2024–Spring 2025
Description: Starting on Thursday, February 15 and continuing through spring 2025, public parking on the north side of Barton Springs Pool will not be available, and William Barton Drive will be limited to emergency vehicles, construction deliveries, and vehicles needing accessible parking. For more information, visit the Barton Springs Bathhouse Rehabilitation project page.
The Beverly S. Sheffield Education Center has housed the Splash! Into the Edwards Aquifer exhibit and various rotating exhibits, and has partnered with the Austin Nature & Science Center to offer educational programs.
As part of the Barton Springs Bathhouse Rehabilitations project, the Beverly S. Sheffield Education Center is closed for renovation. Renovation construction will begin in early 2024. The Beverly S. Sheffield Education Center team will use this time to disassemble the exhibit and move out before construction begins.
The renovation will relocate the main entrance to Barton Springs Pool into the Beverly Sheffield Education Center and Splash! Exhibit, creating an opportunity to educate pool visitors about the importance of protecting water and preserving salamander habitat. The mission of Sheffield Education Center and Splash! Into the Edwards Aquifer Exhibit is to foster stewardship of Barton Springs and the Edwards Aquifer through education, and the renovations provide an exciting opportunity to reach many of the approximately 1 million visitors that swim in Barton Springs Pool annually.