Municipal pool opens Monday

To combat the summer heat, the Austin Municipal Pool will open at 1 p.m. June 11.

The facility includes a main pool, splash pad and water slide. Pool membership tags will be available once it opens, and at the Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department before that.

This year, the department offers a $10 discount for those who sign up for lessons and a swim tag at the same time, said Kim Underwood, director of the department. There will also be a 10-week Saturday swim lessons program for those who can’t make it on weekdays.

At the end of the summer, even pooches can take a dive. The Doggie Dip will allow Austin dog owners to bring their canines along. The event is scheduled for Aug. 24, which is after the pool’s regular season end date of Aug. 19.

Pool hours are 1-5 p.m. Monday through Friday, 1-6:45 p.m. Saturday and 1-8:30 p.m. Sunday. Season tags are $30, and free for children 2 and under. Daily afternoon admission is $4 and Sunday evening admission is $2.

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