News & Announcements


After hiking the prices for metered parking to $2 an hour last year, the city announced it will add Deep Eddy to the list of parks with metered parking, which includes the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center, Zilker Park, Walsh Boat Landing, Butler Softball Fields and the park access across from the Central Library. This decision propelled the Parks and Recreation Board to form a working group in December to look into a solution that allows for equitable access to the city’s outdoor recreational amenities.

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We can all use some good news right now, right? Well here it is: no annual maintenance closure. The team has been working! :)

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The city has decided to try a different approach for our parking lot this year, installing signage indicating a two hour limit in the lot. For now, the meters are on hold.

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Starting in February 2020, Deep Eddy will close for the first Tuesday of every month for cleaning and repairs.

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Jessica Lenamond, a second-year journalism major at UT Austin, wrote this article. She is interested in environmental, travel and outdoors journalism and hopes to write and photograph for a magazine or online publication after graduation. She is originally from Dallas but has loved spending the last year and a half exploring Austin's parks, natural pools and food trucks and hopes to stay in the city after she graduates.

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Paul B provides details on how the parking patrol went over the Labor Day weekend.

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Deep Eddy Pool will be moving to winter hours on 10/28. Pool admission will be free.

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CoA Parks & Rec announces Sept. 2019 Partial Closure

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Meeting Minutes from FODE May Meeting

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