Shipe Park Thanks You!

From all of us at Friends of Shipe Park, thank you for coming to the 8th Annual Shipe Pool Party and making it such a fantastic summer community gathering! At the height of the event, we estimated 400 people in attendance which is pretty remarkable! It’s also a great representation of the way this community loves our shared public space.
 
IMG_3070.JPGFor many neighbors, Shipe Park is the center of our community, the place where our lives intersect with one another, the place our children grow up together. Our annual pool party is always a reminder of how these shared spaces are so critical to the sense of community we have in Central Austin!
 
So sorry that movie was an epic fail last night. The movie company had some equipment failure, and we had to cancel at that last minute. We do plan to reschedule a movie in the field for another night in the future so stay tuned for a new date.
 
We couldn’t pull this event off without the support of our sponsors:
And special thanks to the City of Austin Aquatics and Parks Department – their ongoing work keeps the park and park facilities a wonderful place for all of us! We are looking forward to a partnership with the city staff required to keep Shipe Park and Pools accessible, functional, and beautiful for all.
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June 18th: 2016 Shipe Pool and Movie Party

Swim, Picnic and Watch a Movie Under the Stars at Shipe Pool

 

Come celebrate with your neighbors the arrival of summer and the opening of Shipe Pool!

The Eighth Annual Shipe Pool Party and Movie Night will start at 7pm, Saturday, June 18th in Shipe Park, 4400 Avenue G. Presented by Friends of Shipe Park, the party will include live music by the Lost and Nameless Orchestra, Zippy the Clown, and food vendors with food for kids and adults. (Remember to bring money if you plan to buy food.) This year the movie will be Babe, which will begin at dusk –about 8:55pm — and end at 10:45. You will also be able to learn about plans for the pool’s renovation, scheduled for 2018.

Picnic and swim under the stars!! There will be extended swimming hours until 9pm. Music will begin at 7pm. The sponsor of the movie is Grande Communications; Hyde Park Neighborhood association is sponsoring the live music. It will be a great evening for inaugurating a new season at our beloved pool. Join the fun!

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Shipe Pool Redesign Meeting

Want to be able to dive in the deep end? Do you have ideas for a seating areas and landscaping? Should the kiddie pool be adjacent to the big pool? The next Shipe Pool Design meeting is set for Monday, May 16th, 6:30-8pm at the Hancock Rec Center (811 E 41st St, Austin, TX 78751). Be there to see the possible designs for the new pool facilities and to give your input. This will be a super important meeting and probably your last chance to have input into the design process. Be there and be heard!Shipe Pool Redesign Meeting.jpg

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Shipe Pool Party Is On Again!!! Rescheduled for July 18th!!!

It was a little rainy back in June when we first planned for this whole shindig to happen. But July is hot and sunny, so the community pool party is on again! July 18th, 5:30-11pm. Come and enjoy great kid activities, live music, a movie at dusk, fantastic food vendors, and a cold dip in the pool with your friends and neighbors! Click here for the detailed line-up!

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SHIPE POOL PARTY CANCELLED DUE TO RAIN STORM

FRIENDS, WE ARE SAD TO TELL YOU THAT THE POOL PARTY TONIGHT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO RAIN. BIG STORM CELL HEADED NORTH FROM SAN ANTONIO. SO SORRY TO DISAPPOINT YOU. WE WILL TRY TO RESCHEDULE FOR LATER IN THE SUMMER. THANKS TO ALL THE VENDORS AND HELPERS.

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Shipe Pool Party 2015!

PoolParty-2015-001dPOOL PARTY!!!

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Shipe Pool Update

As of 2pm on June 8, the current status of Big Shipe Pool is:

OPEN!  CANNON BALLLLLLL!

Full Posted Schedule for both Shipe Pools here.

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