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. The project is in the community engagement phase. District 3

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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 and needs 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: Summer 2022
  • Construction start: Late Summer 2023
  • Construction end: Winter 2024-2025

Final Pool Concepts

Site Plan

Site Plan of new Montopolis Pool showing elements listed below

  • 7 lap lanes
  • Water slide
  • New picnic area
  • Fence expanded in northern corner
  • Zero depth pool entry
  • Renovated restrooms accessible year-round
  • New family changing room building
  • Rain garden along eastern side

Rendering Looking East

Rendering of a view of the new pool looking northeast showing lap lanes, zero entry, new changing room building

Initial Pool Concepts

The following concepts were presented at Community Meeting #1, influenced by input received from Survey #1. 

Image of Option A concept for Montopolis Pool showing lap lanes, picnic area, zero entry, new family changing rooms

Montopolis Pool option B showing zero entry, shade structures, lap lanes, new changing rooms

View PDF of Concepts

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.   

Final Pool Concept Feedback (closed October 29): View Survey Results

Community Engagement Meeting #2
September 13, 2022, 7 to 8 p.m.

Community Survey #2 (closed July 19): View Survey Results 

Community Meeting #1
Tuesday, June 21, 2022, 7 p.m.
Virtual and In-person at Montopolis Recreation and Community Center

Community Survey #1 (closed June 7): View Survey Results

Funding and Resources

This project is funded through the 2018 GO Bond.

Contact Information

For more information or questions, contact Patrick Beyer, Project Manager, by phone at (512) 974-9476 or email.