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!
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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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.
The 2015 schedule for both Shipe Pools has been posted to the city’s website and is also reflected here. Mark your calendar for the opening of Big Shipe Pool on Monday June 8th and Shipe Wading Pool on Tuesday June 16th!
We are grateful to the city for keeping Shipe Pools open this summer in spite of their known and significant maintenance needs. It is understood that there is always a possibility that the pools will not be open on schedule because of these needs and if there is a lifeguard staffing shortage (as there was last summer). Any change to the planned schedule will be posted on-site at the pools.
Keep your eyes out for information about the design process for the new pools that will be built to replace the aging ones at Shipe! The Parks and Rec leadership are estimating that they will begin the community engagement process about the pool design this winter. No indication yet about the timeline for for construction or for the opening of a Shipe new pool. In the meantime, enjoy the summer pool season this year with your neighbors at Shipe Park!
Wonderful news today from Kimberly McNeeley, Assistant Director, Austin Parks and Recreation Department:
“The mechanical issues at Shipe have been corrected. While the leak has not been 100% fixed, the situation is manageable. Therefore, the Aquatics Section intends to open Shipe Pool and Shipe Wading pool tomorrow, Wednesday, June 18th.
Please know we will need to keep a close eye on the water level situation, but believe the repairs made to date will allow for a successful season.
On behalf of the Department, thank you and the entire neighborhood for your patience.”
See you at the pool!
Adam Wilson, Friends of Shipe Park