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 aquatic facility at Montopolis Neighborhood Park will continue to provide a special community gathering place in Southeast Austin. The project is in the construction document and permitting phase. District 3

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Rendering showing view from the parking lot. Features include a new entry way, slide, and shade structures.


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: Fall 2023
  • Construction end: Spring 2025

Final Pool Concepts

Updated Site Plan

Updated site plan showing additional seating and shade structures, as well as zero depth pool entry, new family changing rooms and showers, new picnic areas and a water slide

  • New family changing rooms and showers 
  • Zero depth entry 
  • Pool shade – both shade structure and trees
  • New picnic areas
  • Renovated restroom, open year-round
  • Water slide 
  • Additional seating areas 
  • New rain garden and landscaping 

Rendering Looking East

Rending of the pool looking east, showing a water slide and shade structures

The initial pool concepts presented at Community Meeting #1 and influenced by input received from Survey #1 can be viewed below.

Initial Pool Concepts (PDF, 98 KB)

Community Engagement

The community engagement process for the renovation project began during the 2022 swim season. The community feedback is shared below.    

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 by email.