But it could be even better if we had more shade!
If you have not visited the West Austin Park pool, you're missing out. Young and old alike enjoy taking a (somewhat) refreshing dip on a 100 degree summer day in our uniquely round pool. Lifeguards are always on duty so it's an ideal place to bring kids.
We would like to add shade structures over the pool
There's only one problem: it gets darn hot in Austin and the sun is relentless. Without shade, the temperature of the water in the West Austin Pool often exceeds 90 degrees and kids and parents alike get fried in the sun. As a result, people don't come or stay as long as they would like. By adding shade structures to cover portions of the pool from the intense late afternoon sun, we can help lower the water temperature and provide some reprieve for kids and adults who can easily get sunburned in a short period of time. Do you use the pool? Tell us what improvements you would like to see made to the pool area.