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In the News 2017-06-15T12:36:43+00:00
AUSTIN SOCIAL PLANNER
RECAP: 70th Birthday Bash
Benefiting Barton Springs Conservancy

“Just before the summer officially kicked into high gear, the Barton Springs Conservancy welcomed 250 its supporters to the Driskill ballroom for the “70th Birthday Bash: An Evening Celebrating the Treasures of 1947”.”

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AUSTIN AMERICAN-STATESMAN
PHOTOS: Barton Springs Pool 70th birthday celebration on May 13

“Our goal is to renovate the bathhouse to its original splendor and make it useable for modern needs,” said J.J. Langston, Executive Director of the Barton Springs Conservancy. The Barton Springs Conservancy and H-E-B hosted the event which featured live music from the School of Rock, birthday cake, a synchronized swimming show and a parade led by the UT ROTC band.

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KXAN
Big group ‘Splash!’ celebrates 70 years of Barton Springs Bathhouse

“With today’s warm temperatures, it was already a great day to be out at Barton Springs Pool. But it was even more special because of a celebration at the popular spot.”

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KEYE, WE ARE AUSTIN
BARTON SPRINGS CONSERVANCY

“70 years of keeping Austin weird, and cool! Taylor Ellison and Trevor Scott took a trip to the iconic Barton Springs Pool to help the Barton Springs Conservancy celebrate a very special milestone.”

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THE AUSTINOT
BARTON SPRINGS BATHHOUSE MARKS 70 YEARS WITH COMMUNITY PLUNGE

“Located within Zilker Park’s 358 acres is Barton Springs Pool, a three-acre, underground fed spring that has been referred to as the “Heart and Soul” and “Crown Jewel” of Austin. If you’ve been there, you understand why. In 1947, Barton Springs Bathhouse opened its doors for the first time, welcoming swimmers from all walks of life who sought fun, relaxation, and healing in the water beyond its walls.”

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TRIBEZA
EVENT PICK: BARTON SPRINGS 70TH BIRTHDAY SPLASH

“Listed on the National Register of Historic Places and designated a Historic Landmark by the City of Austin and State of Texas, the architecturally significant bathhouse first opened its doors in 1947. Ever since, it has served as one of the city’s iconic gathering spots, playing host to generations of Austin locals and tourists who flock year round to Austin’s crown jewel in the middle of Zilker Park.”

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AUSTIN AMERICAN-STATESMAN
Zilker Park celebrates 100th birthday this year
Party kicks off with Free Day on April 9.

“The park also stands as a testament to the city’s philanthropic side.
‘It shows the rich history of giving and community that defines Austin,’ says J.J. Langston, executive director of the Barton Springs Conservancy. ‘Andrew Zilker gave the gift of the land that now makes up Zilker Park in 1917, and we have loved and cherished and celebrated that park through these past 100 years because of his gift.'”

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CURBED AUSTIN
Barton Springs then and now, in pictures
The iconic local spot’s bathhouse turns 70 this year, so why not?

“Austin’s natural beauty is a big part of its appeal, and Barton Springs and its pool are some of its most enduring enchantments. Since the pool bathhouse is turning 70 this year (and being fêted and renovated for the occasion), we thought it would be fun to take a look back at how the place has transformed (and hasn’t) over the years.”

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CURBED AUSTIN
Barton Springs bathhouse to get renovation, celebration:
Conservancy presents a bounty of spring events for the 70-year-old building

“The bathhouse is turning 70 this year, which means it’s due for a renovation. The Barton Springs Conservancy is on it, having recently rolled out plans for the renovation/conservation of the building as well as for a citywide birthday celebration for the stalwart structure.”

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