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Living Springs Project

Posted on: June 22nd, 2012 by admin No Comments

Karen Kocher is looking  for support in the development of a interactive website about Barton Springs.  Check out her proposal at the link below.

The story of the Springs is introduced via a virtual underwater scene. This interface is at once fanciful, but also purposeful. It is not only fun to navigate one’s way through this ever-changing animation with swaying plants and swimming fish, it also reinforces at every moment that Barton Springs is a part of the natural environment, a living, breathing habitat, and in fact the central reason why this story exists.

The Springs’ many stories float up from the bottom of the animation inside interactive bubbles. By clicking on any one of the dozens of bubbles, viewers gain entry into the world of biologists, hydrologists, poets, painters, musicians, monks, priests, swimmers, and historic figures as they interact with the Springs. Through these many characters and their stories, the value and importance of the of the Springs is communicated.

All funds raised during this campaign will be used for producing  project videos and the programming of the final version of the interactive site. Living Springs will be available 24-7, around the globe, to any person with an internet connection. Locally, we will work with teachers to get this project built into the science and humanities curriculum throughout central Texas. A high-resolution version of the project will be installed as part of a permanent exhibit at the Barton Springs Education Center where over 90,000 visitors come each year.

FODE Minutes 5-15-12

Posted on: June 22nd, 2012 by admin No Comments

Click below to download the FODE minutes from May’s meeting.

FODE Minutes 05-15-12

2011 FODE Tax Return

Posted on: May 18th, 2012 by admin No Comments

You can download the FODE tax return by clicking on the following link:

FODE 2011 Tax Return

2012 Annual Meeting

Posted on: May 2nd, 2012 by admin No Comments

Friends of Deep Eddy will have its annual meeting on May 15, 2012, at 6:30pm at the pool. We will elect officers and board members. We will also discuss plans for a grand re-opening event for Deep Eddy Pool. Please give some thought to what type of event you would like to help make happen. If you are a current officer or board member, please let me know of your intentions to continue to serve. If you would like to nominate yourself for an officer position or the board, please let me know.

Leon Barish
FODE Pres.

Splash Movies Seeking Sponsor

Posted on: April 27th, 2012 by admin No Comments

As you may know, Splash Movie Nights were sponsored last summer by an advertiser which resulted in the use of much better projection, screen and sound equipment. Joe Williams of Blue Moon Cinemas is looking for a new sponsor for this summer so that the new and improved Splash Movie Nights can continue. If you have any contacts or ideas in this regard, please contact Joe at 215-4005;

Deep Eddy Mural Project Dedication – Oct 16 5-7 PM

Posted on: October 1st, 2011 by admin No Comments

2011 Annual Meeting Minutes

Posted on: May 24th, 2011 by admin No Comments

Download the 2011 minutes – FODE Minutes 05-18-11

City of Austin Masters Program

Posted on: May 18th, 2011 by admin No Comments

The City of Austin and TeamTexas have partnered up to offer a City-wide masters program at a pool near you.  Practices started at the beginning of May at Northwest Pool and Balcones Pool.  On May 16, practices begin at Deep Eddy Pool.  In June, practices will be offered at various times of the day in many more of the City pools.

The program is open to fitness swimmers, competitive swimmers and triathlets alike of all ages 18 and over and swimmers of all skills and speeds.  For more information, call Sandy at 327-1280 or Keith at 327-2260.

Click here to go to the Team Texas web site.

FODE Annual Meeting Notice – May 17 at 6:30PM

Posted on: May 5th, 2011 by admin No Comments

We will have our annual meeting on Tuesday May 17, 2011 at 6:30pm on the pool terrace. Officers, please get in touch about your desire to continue to serve or not. Self nominations are encouraged for any officer position or board membership. In addition to taking care of our annual business, we will get an update about the pool reconstruction process. Additionally, we will discuss the purchase of one or more memorial benches in memory of Lewis Cook III, a regular swimmer who died recently in a tragic accident in Colorado.

Deep Eddy Mural Project Needs Help

Posted on: February 10th, 2011 by admin No Comments

The Deep Eddy Mosaic Mural Project is seeking people who have a historical story about Deep Eddy for a documentary the Project is making about the pool. We want the documentary to convey the pool’s rich history and the project to create a mosaic mural that is capturing the interest of students all across Austin and teaching the the pool’s history.

KLRU has written a letter of intent to air the 30 minute documentary three times during prime time and syndicate it for two years. Art In Public Places has funded the mural, and we are still seeking funding for the documentary. Any donation made for the funding of the documentary will be tax deductible. Please mail your donation to The Friends of Deep Eddy with the note for its intention to be for the documentary or Mural Project. We are also seeking corporate sponsors for the documentary that get 30 seconds of acknowledgment at the title beginning and end of the documentary. Please contact Wanda Montemayor at or 512-577-7483.

Other Donations requested
Hand held Tile nippers
Tile Nippers/cutters of any kind
Table tile cutters
Mirror, Glass cutters and Runners
Tarp, PVC Pipping
HomeDepot or Lowes gift cards