Help Austin prioritize city pools and splash pads

pooltownhallapr292014Austin wants your opinions about the city’s public pools and splash pads. They’re looking for citizen input to help identify needs and set priorities for Austin’s aquatic facilities and programs. Input will be accepted many ways: in person, by phone, on line, or via texting or tweeting. The town hall will be televised on four different channels and starts at 7pm on April 29th. The complete announcement is below.

Dive In!

Do you have an opinion about your neighborhood pool?

Good afternoon Austinites,
The City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department will host an interactive town hall meeting to solicit opinions about Austin’s public pools and splash pads.

This meeting is part of an Aquatic Assessment which will help determine the needs and priorities for Austin’s aquatic facilities and programs based on the public’s feedback and an independent consultant’s evaluation of facility infrastructure.

Interactive Town Hall Meeting

To maximize the amount of community input the Aquatic Assessment will receive; PARD and the Consultants will survey the community utilizing several methods.

PARD will host an Interactive Town Hall Meeting on April 29, 2014 at 7pm beginning with an open house at 6:30pm in the George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center Theater.  Functioning much like a radio call-in show, the Interactive Telephone Town Hall will simultaneously connect thousands of interested stakeholders with organizational leaders and Aquatics Stakeholders from the comfort of their own home.  Everyone is welcome to attend or to call into this meeting.  Methods to participate are:

In person:
George Washington Carver Museum
1165 Angelina St, Austin, TX 78702


By phone toll free:
888.409.5380 – English
877.353.4701 – Español

By text:
To polls and discussion questions during the event

On television:
Time Warner Cable – Channel 6 (10.6 without a cable box)
Grande Communications – Channel 6 (119.6 without a cable box)
AT&T U-Verse – Channel 99


Childcare for the Interactive Town Hall Meeting will be provided by PARD staff at the meeting site.

The Austin Parks and Recreation Aquatics Division received valuable input from thousands of Austinites about aquatic facilities through surveys and public input meetings in August, 2013.  More information about these meetings, as well as future meetings and the Aquatic Assessment can be found at

Kind Regards,


Lara M. Foss
City of Austin Aquatics Assessment
Public Information Office