The Bash will be held at the Driskill Hotel and will include a fun and festive celebration of the Barton Springs Bathhouse – including dinner and birthday surprises. Join emcee Evan Smith of the Texas Tribune in recognizing Honorary Chair Luci Baines Johnson, who also turns 70 this year, and her rich history of preserving Texas treasures.
Ticket sales will benefit the rehabilitation of the historic Barton Springs Bathhouse.

Host Committee

Marian & Chris Casey, Event Chairs
Mayor Steve Adler & Diane Land, Honorary Hosts 
Bobbie Beal, Maryann Bell, Irma Brand, Karen and Ray Brimble, Mike Cannatti and Ann Phipps, Sharon Gerhardt, Stephanie Goodman, Kelley Cooper McClure, Leticia Mendoza, Ann Clary Old, Patti O’Meara, Wendy Poppenhagen, Vickie Roan, Geronimo Rodriguez, Ann Roe, Ana Ruelas, David Smith and Chris Long, Terri von Dohlen, Will Wynn, Sandy Youman, and Leslie Yzaguirre

About the Splash

Join Barton Springs Conservancy in celebrating the historic Barton Springs Bathhouse, Luci Baines Johnson, and Dear Friends  for their 70th birthdays.  Austinites young and old are invited to march in a fun and family friendly parade on Saturday, May 13, 2017,  that will end in a celebratory plunge into Barton Springs.

Attendees are encouraged to wear their most patriotic attire, and bring any flair or panache to the celebration. Meet at the South Entrance of Barton Springs by 9 a.m. for a spirited march into the pool area, and a plunge into the Springs.  Birthday Cake follows the plunge.

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About the Bathhouse

Designed by architect Dan Driscoll, the Barton Springs Bathhouse is an historical and architectural treasure of our community. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is a designated Historic Landmark by the City of Austin and State of Texas. Considered a beloved local gathering space in the heart of Zilker Park, the building serves as an anchoring point for people coming together to swim, relax and for environmental education. Today, after decades of use and enjoyment, the original Bathhouse is in need of repair, rehabilitation, and updating to meet contemporary needs.

About the Conservancy

Barton Springs Conservancy’s mission is to honor, preserve and enhance the experience of Barton Springs through education and facility improvements. In collaboration with the City of Austin as well as community leaders and stakeholders of the Springs, Barton Springs Conservancy helps raise funds for projects that help ensure future generations of Austinites and visitors can continue to love and enjoy the “Heart and Soul” of Austin. Barton Springs Conservancy will contribute to the environmental, educational, recreational, historical, and cultural well being of this beloved treasure of our community.



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