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!
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!
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!