In 2018 City of Austin voters approved a General Obligation Bond that included funding for the renovation of the beloved Montopolis Pool in Southeast Austin. The community engagement process for the renovation project will begin during the 2022 swim season. The aquatic facility at Montopolis Neighborhood Park will continue to provide a special community gathering place in Southeast Austin.

Engagement Opportunities:

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Background

Montopolis Pool is located in the Montopolis Neighborhood Park, located southeast of downtown Austin. The pool originally opened in 1979.

On February 1, 1974, Austin Parks and Recreation Department (PARD) purchased the Montopolis Community Center from Montopolis Community Center, Inc. and also received five surrounding acres to develop into a park.

In 1976, the Planning Commission began emphasizing a need for swimming pools throughout all communities and expedited the construction of a swimming pool in Montopolis Park. The Montopolis Pool was also championed later that year by the Parks and Recreation Board, and the first pool development process began in December 1977 and was completed in 1979. The pool has served the community for 43 years later, the pool is in need of renovations.

Project Description

The 2018 Aquatic Vision Plan adopted in 2018, calls for Montopolis Pool to be renovated as a community pool. The existing pool building will be lightly renovated and an additional pool building will be built to provide a family restroom and changing space.

The project will also participate in the City of Austin Art in Public Places (AIPP) program, which will commission a permanent art installation at the pool facility.

Anticipated Timeline

  • Community Engagement: January to June 2022
  • Construction start: Summer 2023
  • Construction end: Winter 2024-2025

Community Engagement

As documented in the aquatic master plan, a community engagement process will be conducted to gather feedback on the amenities and to assist in identifying the character of the Montopolis Neighborhood Pool.   

Community Survey (open now through May 23) | Encuesta Comunitaria (abierta hasta el 23 de mayo)

Funding and Resources

This project will have a $4 million dollar construction budget funded through 2018 GO Bond.

Contact Information

For more information or questions, email Patrick Beyer.