Plan your trip to Barton Springs Pool, a three-acre swimming pool fed by underground springs in Zilker Metropolitan Park.

Barton Springs Pool admission is currently free.

Hours of operation

Every day (except Thursday)

5 AM – 10 PM
Swim at your own risk
5 AM – 8 AM
6 PM - 10 PM
Guarded swim
8 AM – 6 PM


Closed for cleaning
9 AM – 7 PM
Swim at your own risk
5 AM – 9 AM
7 PM – 10 PM


Barton Springs Pool charges admission from Spring Break through October 31. At all other times, admission is free.

Buy tickets online

You can buy tickets through the online portal or by using the ATXSwims app. You will need to sign up for an account.

Present your ticket to the cashier to get into the pool. Tickets are valid until the end of the day.

Buy tickets in person

At a kiosk

You can purchase tickets at the kiosks outside both entrances to the pool. The kiosks accept credit and debit cards.

At the cashier window

Cash may be used at the cashier window at either pool entrance.

Ticket prices

Infant (<1 year)
Child (1-11)
Resident $2 / Non-resident $4
Junior (12-17)
Resident $3 / Non-resident $5
Adult (18-62)
Resident $5 / Non-resident $9
Senior (62 and older)
Resident $2 / Non-resident $5
Veteran (honorably discharged)

Season passes

Love to swim? Get a season pass for admission at all City of Austin pools.

How to buy season passes

Season passes are valid while admission is charged. Season passes also include parking at our two parking lots and all other City of Austin pools.

You can buy a pass online or using the ATXSwims app.

To pay in cash or to get a family pass, visit us in person at the Aquatic Office (2818 San Gabriel St, open Monday - Friday, 8 AM - 5 AM).

Season pass prices

Child (1-11)
Resident $65 / Non-resident $95
Junior (12-17)
Resident $125 / Non-resident $155
Adult (18-62)
Resident $190 / Non-resident $280
Senior (62 and older)
Resident $65 / Non-resident $95

What to bring

Do bring
  • Swimsuit
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen
  • Water in a re-sealable, plastic container
  • Inflatable toys (only allowed in 5 ft of water or less)
  • Entry ticket or cash/card to pay entry fee
Do NOT bring
  • Coolers, ice chests, or thermal bags
  • Food
  • Pets
  • Glass
  • Frisbees, footballs, soccer balls or other hard balls
  • Portable speakers
  • Tobacco – smoking of any kind is not allowed
  • Alcohol

Anyone seen smoking or with an open container of alcohol will be asked to leave.

Getting there

Barton Springs Pool is located at 2201 William Barton Dr, Austin, TX 78746.

By car

Park in one the two designated parking areas:

Parking cost:

  • Monday through Friday: Free
  • Weekends and holidays, March 1 – Labor Day: $7 per vehicle
By bus

Take the 30 bus line and get off at the Barton Springs (Zilker Park) stop. Walk five minutes down William Barton Dr. to reach the main entrance.

Get transit directions.

By shuttle

The free shuttle is only available on weekends and holidays from Memorial Day through Labor day. It runs 10 AM – 6 PM.

When catching the shuttle, you may park in the One Texas Center parking garage at 505 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704.

The free shuttle runs from One Texas Center to Zilker Metropolitan Park and back.

Learn more about shuttle service.

About Barton Springs

Barton Springs Pool measures three acres in size, and is fed from underground springs with an average temperature of 68-70 degrees, ideal for year-round swimming. It holds a unique role in Austin's history and ecosystem. Learn more about Barton Springs Pool.