5 Reasons to Love Deep Eddy

1.  The History

“Deep Eddy Pool is a historic, man-made swimming pool in Austin, Texas, United States. Deep Eddy is the oldest swimming pool in Texas and has a bathhouse built during the Depression-era, by the Works Progress Administration. The pool began as a swimming hole in the Colorado River, became a resort in the 1920s, and is today a popular swimming pool operated by the City of Austin.” (read more)

2.  Counting the Steps

What better way to practice counting than to count the steps it takes to get to pool fun?!  FYI:  You might need to flag a few impatient people past you.

3.  The Pool

Deep Eddy pool is spring fed and non-chlorinated, and recent renovations have made it an even better experience. Check out the awesome tile mosaic mural in the background!  I really like the zero-depth entrance for the little ones. One of the highlights of Deep Eddy is the Jim-Jim’s Water Ice (made with real fruit!) that’s available at the concession stand.  It’s really pretty special. We came and left before the concession stand opened on this visit, so we missed out.  Next time!

4.  Lots of Shady Spots to Lounge

We always pick out a nice, shady spot on the hill for applying sunscreen before we swim and for resting/people-watching before we head home.

5.  A quick trip around the corner for some refreshment

Hydrating after fun in the sun with a refreshing juice at Juice Land (formerly Daily Juice).

What do YOU love about Deep Eddy?


DEEP EDDY POOL – 401 Deep Eddy Drive in Austin, Texas.

Click here for pool hours.


  • Parking is free
  • Admission (cash only): Infants = Free; Children 1 – 11 years = $1.00; Juniors 12 – 17 years = $2.00; Adults 18 – 61 years = $3.00; Seniors 62 – + = $1.00
  • Go in the early morning or early evening to beat the heat.
  • Pack your waterproof sunscreen!
  • Fun for:  All ages


-Jennifer Rustgi, Kid Culture Austin





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