Austin pool opening Monday

Published 4:12 pm Saturday, June 6, 2015

Swimmers enjoy the first day of the Austin Municipal Pool’s season. -- Jason Schoonover/

Swimmers enjoy the first day of the Austin Municipal Pool’s season. — Jason Schoonover/

The Austin Parks and Recreation Department is ready to open the pool for another fun summer of activities.

The pool will open Monday and run through Aug. 20, with the annual Doggie Dip set for Aug. 21.

“You need to give people those opportunities,” Parks and Rec Director Kim Underwood said.

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If you’re looking to get the most out of the pool (as well as the diving pool and climbing wall), memberships are $30 per person, with swimmers age 2 and under free.

The pool is open from 1 to 4:45 p.m. on weekdays, but adults can get some lap time in starting at noon.

Residents can save $10 on swimming classes when they buy a membership. People can also rent out the pool by the hour, from $125 per hour for just the pool area to $175 per hour for access to all areas.

For more information, visit the city of Austin’s website at

More summer Parks and Rec activities:

Archery: June 9-July 16

Want to learn how to shoot a bow? Or maybe you just want some practice? Archery will be held at Packer Arena with youth archery classes set for Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Be sure to sign up as soon as possible, though.

“It fills pretty much every time,” Director Kim Underwood said. “The youth league is always full.”

If there’s enough interest from adults, it’s possible parks and rec will be able to open adult classes at Packer Arena for archery as well, according to Underwood.

“I think an adult group would be cool to get going,” she said.

Intro to Dance: July 13-24

Parks and rec is offering introductory dance classes for area students in grades K-6 this July.

“It’s kind of a little push to see if they can spark someone’s interest,” Underwood said.

It’s a good way for parents to see whether their children would be interested in studying dance under one of several dance studios in the area, from Jane Taylor’s Academy of Dance to Acclaim! Dance Studio to Bridget’s Dance Conservatory.